Hello! I just joined NC and have been browsing this website for about a week now. New to the CG way of life and so far loving it! My hair is starting to look so much healthier :). The only thing I haven't done is get myself a satin silk pillow. I've been using a cotton sateen instead of regular cotton, and while it is a tiny bit better, I want to abandon cotton completely. I have an old dress that I never wear and it's made of 100% Viscose. I was wondering, since Viscose is a soft, satin silk like fabric, if I could maybe just cut that up and sow it into a pillow and use that instead of purchasing an expensive silk pillow? And if not, are there any other alternatives? What do you gals use?
Viscose, is like rayon, which is made from cotton & man made fibers. I wouldn't try it because when you wash & dry rayon, it shrinks & wrinkles, and in a funny way.
I got my silk pillowcase off of amazon for $20. Then I got my husband a satin pillowcase from Sally's for $5. So you might want to check those places out for an inexpensive satin pillowcase.
Viscose is nylon.
No synthetic fibre comes close to mimicking the properties of silk, however similar it may look.
I got silk pillowcases at Dharma Trading Company. Their prices are excellent, their customer service is incredible, and their shipping is amazing. NAYY
I have a polyester satin pillowcase and one that's silk. My silk case can't hold a candle to the poly one--it's much softer and gentler on my skin and curls.
I got mine from Amazon for about $20. My satin one was $5 from Bed Bath and Beyond. For the price, the satin one is fine, but the silk one is definitely superior.
ETA: the cases on Dharma are definitely cheaper than other places and they look nice. If $13 seems steep, think of it as an investment--my silk pillowcase has held up very nicely over the last year of washings.
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