My Favorite Hair Care Tool Is a Silk Pillowcase

My Favorite Hair Care Tool Is a Silk Pillowcase

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My hair didn’t know peace until my partner bought me a set of LilySilk pillowcases for Christmas last year. Before receiving this thoughtful gift, I slept exclusively on cotton pillowcases, not knowing that smooth-seeming cotton fabric was, at a microscopic level, the equivalent of sandpaper rubbing against my curls and coils all night (or nap) long. I’d always wake up to frizzy hair, with long tendrils sticking up and out. Somehow I’d missed the lesson other young Black girls received on wrapping our hair at night in silk scarves or bonnets to protect our ends from rubbing against the sheets and breaking off. A few years ago I halfheartedly attempted to address this by using a satin pillowcase, not knowing that satin is generally an inferior option to silk, at least when it comes to hair care. The scratchy satin case ended up in the trashcan not three months after I purchased it.

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Source: The NY Times
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