How to Wash Silk Pillowcases: Care and Cleaning
You may not think about it on a daily basis, but silk pajamas and other garments made of natural fabrics such as cotton, linen and wool require special care. Whether you’re washing them at home or sending them out to the dry cleaner’s, there are steps that will help keep your clothes looking great for years to come.
How To Wash Your Silk Pillowcase
- Turn your silk pillowcase inside out to protect it whilst in the washing machine.
- Place your silk pillowcase in the washing machine on a delicate cycle by itself or with likewise items making sure the temperature is cold (max water temperature of 30C). The cold water will help to avoid shrinkage, color fading and stretching.
- Use a delicate laundry detergent to avoid damaging your silk pillowcase. Avoid using chlorine bleach or other harsh chemicals because it could damage silk fibers.
- Line dry out of direct sunlight – do not place in the dryer.
- Once dry, you can put the pillowcase back onto your pillow, sleep well and reap the benefits.
When you buy silk pillowcases, clothing or pajamas, they will last a long time if cared for properly. If it’s well-made silk clothes, then there won’t be much lint after washing them in the machine at home.
We’ve heard that silk is great for us, and you might have seen silk pillowcases getting very popular recently.
A silk pillowcase can help you get a good night’s sleep, reduce the amount of frizz in your hair and keep skin looking smooth.
Pillowcases are actually silk pajamas for your head – they feel very smooth on the skin, and don’t need to be washed that often.
Silksheets are made of silk or blended silk materials including rayon, cotton, linen etc., which makes them cool in summer and warm in winter.
Top picks for silk pillowcases & pajamas
Try this purple silk set if you are looking for something that works all year round.
Looking for a silk pillowcase? We suggest this 100% Mulberry pillowcase from Amazon Australia.