Satin Pillowcases Really Better?

I've read here and other curl-friendly places, that sleeping on satin pillowcases is best for keeping curls as intact as possible while sleeping. Does anyone know where you can purchase satin pillowcases in colors? I've seen them for $3.99 @ Bed, Bath, & Beyond, but only in white. I'm specifically looking for lilac, purple...and then saw them @ LNT for big bucks in navy, burgundy, and ivory. Has anyone slept on these and actually noticed a difference for the better in the morning?
I found a black one at Anna's linens for around $7. Don't remember if they had other colors and they have since closed the store close to me. Maybe a discount linen store in your area?
I bought a white one about a month ago and I have noticed that my hair is less frizzy, but I haven't felt like it's a miracle product. Just something else to help in the journey for frizz free curls. I wouldn't invest the big bucks yet. Maybe buy the cheaper pillowcase and see what you think. If you love it then buy the prettier ones and you can use the white one as a travel case. Also, it takes some getting used to because it's not as comfy as my other cases. Good luck!
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I got mine at Bed Bath & Beyond for $19.99 for a set of two. They had gold and red (kind of a burgundy red) --those were the colors I was looking for. I don't remember what other colors they had. They also had the matching sheets but, as I recall, those don't stay on the bed very well.
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I would like to know if they are hot to sleep on. I don't want to bring on any night sweats. I'm serious.

Also, would a 600 thread count cotton pillowcase be similar?
I found a black one at Anna's linens for around $7. Don't remember if they had other colors and they have since closed the store close to me. Maybe a discount linen store in your area?
Originally Posted by azcurly
Anna's Linens has them in lots of colors. They are on the expensive side though, but totally worth it.

I also have one that I travel with (well, if I ever travel anywhere LOL). I do find that my hair sort of stays a bit more well-preserved than if I slept on a cotton pillowcase.
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While I still get some frizz in the morning, it has definitely reduced with use of satin pillowcases (I also take them on airplanes with me and cover the little pillows- it works wonders!). I've also gotten really used to the soft feel on my face- I love it.

I can't help you out with colors- I just have white ones, but maybe check on Ebay or amazon- I know I saw them there when I was buying one. Also, I only need to cover one pillow with a satin pillowcase, so if you are worried about matching your sheets/bed spread you could leave your normal pillowcases on during the day and just throw a large satin pillowcase on for sleeping, and then take it off again in the morning.

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I am going to try sleeping sitting up....
I would like to know if they are hot to sleep on. I don't want to bring on any night sweats. I'm serious.

Also, would a 600 thread count cotton pillowcase be similar?
Originally Posted by unpoof
I have a cheap yellow one and have noticed that it is a little warmer to sleep on than cotton. I know what you mean about night sweats... eeeks. Sometimes I use a 400 count pillow case and it is almost as good so I would think a 600 count one would work even better. HTH!
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Curlyzoo, (love your name) thank you for the info regarding the warmth issue. I just know I wouldn't be able to stand it.

But wouldn't ya know it? I had in my hands 600-count cotton pillowcases on clearance in Macy's last week and I did not buy them. Oh, they probably still would have been too expensive even on clearance.

Nevertheless, I think I might there again this week, if it's not raining, and see if they are still there. I have some Macys coupons in my bag.... They might just turn out to be a steal!

Still 'fraid of the rain because it hasn't rained on me since I started being a curly girl only a week and a 1/2 ago......
Shopbop, I just went to jcpenney.com and they have plum purple, king size, set of 2 for 19.99. I don't know if that's the shade of purple you're looking for.
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They are better, I noticed a difference literally overnight in the reduction of hairline frizz. I can't sleep on polyester satin though, it feels so uncomfortable. Williams Sonoma online had some good prices for a pair of silk charmeuse pillowcases in white.
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It doesn't seem warmer to me. Maybe with silk it would. If anything, the part I haven't been lying on feels cooler than cotton would. This could be an issue in the winter. I have to be careful of heat too because I have rosacea and heat is a trigger. I use a cheap white satin pillowcase from Sally's with a zipper (a piece of cloth covers the zipper though). It does take some getting used to, but now I like it.

When I didn't use mine for a week, I really noticed the difference. Lots more frizz. That convinced me that it was helping, and I'm back to using it again.

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Also, would a 600 thread count cotton pillowcase be similar?
No, it's the difference between cotton and silk, although texture is important and why silk charmeuse is better than less smooth silk habotai for pillows. Silk is breathable, naturally hypoallergenic, reduces humidity, and is surprisingly cool in the summer, and remarkably warm in the winter. here's more:

http://vividlifejourney.blogspot.com...bout-silk.html
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Thanks for the info, all. The fact that satin (charmeuse) is breathable and hypoallergenic would be two big plusses. I will definitely check out this link. Got to find something to cut down on the overnight frizzies!
It's interseting how so many of you speak of the warmth issue. I tried using one, and stopped because it always felt so cold to me, especially in winter!
I use it because it's cooler to sleep on...in southern California that's a plus!
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