I has known about this beauty secret for maintaining moisture in the hair for a long time but never tried it. Then I saw the other two reviews on MUA and coincidentally saw some inexpensive satin pillowcases at Target. I decide to give it a try since it never hurts to have some extra linens even if it did nothing fo rmy hair.
I wash my hair at night during the week because I workout in the evening. By morning my hair would sometimes have a bad bedhead look. Showering twice per day dries my hair and skin out so I would use dry shampoo and a blowdryer to re-style. With the satin pillowcases, I noticed a difference right away in the way my hair looks in the morning. It is silkier and smooth and I don't get bedhead. I use my usual method of re-styling to give it some volume and finish. Now I don't have to resort to ponytails or buns unless I am having a lazy morning.
I read about using silk pillows-- that they help your hair not get tangled while you are sleeping, and it helps your skin (you don't get wrinkles because your skin doesn't get smooshed on something, it slides). This has really helped my hair and my skin. I use two pillows, so I only use my satin/silk pillow on the top. The only problem is that they were a little expensive, and the pillow does slide around a little because the pillowcase is slick.
Last year I started to notice my left smile line getting deeper. This irked me no end because I sleep on my left which is probably why it was deepening. After various failed attempts to sleep on my back and on my right, I decided to try something I remember hearing my aunt talk about: a silk-satin pillowcase. And what a difference it made!
My smile lines (left -and- right) have been gradually improving, my sensitive skin is less irritated from being rubbed on a cotton pillow case, and most surprisingly my hair retains its bounce and shine, I haven't woken up with a bad hair day since!
I actually made the pillowcase myself. I bought a metre of beautiful thick silk satin and made it into pillowcase. I found that this way I was sure I was getting a good quality silk pillowcase at a fraction of the cost it would've been sold at.
I've taken off a lippy because the pillowcase, being silk-satin, is a hassle to clean.
Will definitely repurchase this has been my best beauty find in years!