Your Pillowcase Is Ruining Your Hair

Here's what you should be using instead

Who said bedhead isn’t a thing? Turns out the material of your pillowcase you’re sleeping on affects how your hair looks when you wake up.

When we met celebrity hairstylist Kevin Murphy to talk beauty (can we just take a moment to say how amazing the products from his eponymous hair care brand smell), he told us the type of pillowcase we use affects our hair.

Choosing the wrong material can cause frizz, tangles and even breakage – more so if you're one to go to bed with wet hair as damp strands are more liable to stretching and snapping. “If you are using bad quality linens, it’s going to give you a bad hair day,” says Kevin.

“Stay away from polyester – it adds heat and can cause static. If you’re using a cotton pillowcase, opt for one with a higher thread count. The higher the thread count, the tighter it is woven together so there’s less chance of hair getting stuck in between,” explains Kevin.

His best picks: A silk or satin pillowcase. These materials reduce friction while you sleep so when you get up, your hair looks the same as it was the night before. Not to mention, a silk slip does wonders for the skin too – no more visible creases (read: ironing wrinkles into the skin) from last night’s shut eye. This is one beauty tip we’re getting on board with.

Shop: Slip Embroided Silk Queen Pillowcase, US$83, from In four colours.

Photo: Breakfast At Tiffany's.

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