I have been aware of the perils of cotton pillowcases since I was a kid. They were drying and created friction, which eventually caused split ends. The breakage crushed my (and all of my ponytailed peers’) ambitions of growing Rapunzel-length hair. It wasn’t long before I was introduced to silk-satin pillowcases, the slippery fabric helping hair to glide rather than rub while you sleep. As I’ve gotten older, the silk pillowcase has only gotten more popular and the fabrics better quality, evolving from cheap blends to luxurious mulberry silk. Every bedding brand — from Parachute to Brooklinen — makes pillowcases from the stuff. There’s just one drawback: the price. A single silk pillowcase from Parachute will run you more than $100. A bedscape of silk could easily stretch into the hundreds, which isn’t the most practical or wallet-friendly.
That’s where this Reddit-approved pick comes in. Rio Viera-Newton recently wrote about the Parachute-pillowcase alternative from Zimasilk, which she says feels just as smooth and cool as the more expensive version for a fraction of the cost. Like Parachute’s, it’s made from pure mulberry silk, but what makes it even better (aside from the cheaper price tag) is the endless color options (there are 40). At $24 a pillowcase, you can snag four for the price of one high-end version, which is an incredible deal. To make said deal even sweeter, today you can take an extra 15 percent off the pillowcases, bringing them down to just $20 each.
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