You spend a third of your life asleep, so why not make the best of it with a silk pillowcase? The bedtime accessory can prevent creases and even tame frizzy hair! The tested 13 silk and three synthetic satin pillowcases based on durability, moisture wicking properties, and more. Then, they sent them home with consumer testers. Here are the ones to dream about...
This holder was the overall winner in the test. It proved to be strong and moisture wicking and testers said that it was comfy and kept them cool at night. Oh, and it's half the price of other silk options.
$38 and up, Fishers Finery
This case is pricey, but it stayed crease-resistant in our fabric-wrinkle evaluations and testers scored it higher than any other in our test for comfort and smoothness. Unlike others that need to be line-dried, Manito's silk fabric is dryer-safe.
$189 and up for 2, Manito
Save your blowouts while you sleep: Consumer testers gave this case top-ratings for preventing bedhead and said it was super comfortable to sleep on, too!
$79 and up, Shhh Silk
Despite the low price point, this case was still cool, comfy, and smooth. It only showed slight shrinkage and signs of wear after washing.
$20 and up, Spasilk
The Slipsilk had the highest smoothness rating in the blind comparison test and at-home users loved how great it felt. The fabric is more delicate and prone to wrinkles after laundering, so take special care with this one.
$79 and up, Slipsilk
This strong and abrasion-resistant fabric only shrunk a small amount and showed no signs of damage after being washed. Testers enjoyed sleeping on it and gave it a perfect score for overall comfort.
$30 and up, NK Home
The testers agreed this fabric felt great and it wicked moisture well in the Lab. You can also buy a matching if you want to fully immerse yourself in silk.
$115 for a pair, Yala Luxury
This case is nicely priced and can be monogrammed for an additional $7. The fabric wasn't as thick as others in the roundup (and isn't as strong), but it was moisture-wicking and testers loved how comfortable it was.
$35 and up, Soft Surroundings
This polyester satin case wasn't quite as smooth as silk, but it's less pricey and much more durable. It washed well and was strong in lab evaluations. Testers also liked that it was comfortable to sleep on and said it helped keep them cool.
$25 for 2, Morning Glamour
When it comes to bedhead and wrinkles, yes! Studies show that friction from tossing and turning causes creases in the skin, but a silky smooth surface can reduce this effect in the long run. Similarly, hair glides over this type of fabric, so you're less likely to wake with frizz and tangles. As with most claims, be wary of unrealistic promises and don't expect major changes like fewer breakouts.