I changed my skin and hair by changing my pillowcase
Do you ever stop and think about how your pillowcases are affecting your skin and hair? I sure as hell never did before finding Slip, a company that makes silk pillowcases and sleep masks. The company promises that their products are “anti-aging, anti-sleep crease, anti-bed head.” That sounds too good to be true — but I can say they definitely changed my hair for hte better.
Slip’s website says that regular pillowcases don’t slip, which “causes damage to hair and delicate facial skin. Slip silk allows your skin to glide, whereas cotton scratches and tugs on delicate facial skin, resulting in premature stretching and sleep-crease.” Sleep creases are those lines you have on your face when you wake up that seem to last hours. Sleep creases also apparently cause long-term wrinkles, and who wants that?
The other thing Slip promises is amazing hair, even after a full night’s sleep. The company says that your blow-out will actually last overnight when you use a Slip pillowcase. They also say that Slip prevents what regular pillowcases don’t – “damage your hair follicles, leading to thinner, less healthy hair.”
Jen Atkin, celebrity hair stylist and owner of OUAI hair care, is a huge supporter of the pillowcases. You can purchase Slip at stores like Sephora, Nordstrom, and Free People. Slip also seems to be a favorite of trendy, beauty retailers Cos Bar and Violet Grey.
So I thought, if Slip is such a big deal, I should check out the hype. I sleep with a lot of pillows, so I tried out two Slip pillowcases and a sleep mask for two months, and the results were pretty fucking surprising.
The first two weeks, I didn’t see much of a difference other than the fact that I felt like a QUEEN sleeping on silk. It’s definitely the most luxurious material that one can sleep on. I also noticed that they made it more difficult for me to get out of bed, because they were so comfortable. I’m talking ultimate comfort.
After the first two weeks, I started noticing the changes that Slip promised. I usually get a good amount of acne right before my period, but with Slip, I stopped seeing that. I would get one or two here and there, but not 5 or 6 like before. My skin also became unbelievably soft. I can touch my cheeks and they feel like velvet. It felt like I had accidentally applied extra moisturizer.
As for my hair, I have a thyroid condition that makes my strands extremely thin. My old pillowcases made this worse, and I would notice it. With my cotton pillowcases, I would find dead ends and hair all over in every morning. With the Slip pillowcases, I didn’t see any rogue hair in the morning. My hair stayed in tact overnight, every night, and it also grew a few inches. I think the growth was in direct correlation of it not being damaged for 8 hours while sleeping.
At the end of the two months, I grew really close to my new pillowcases. I honestly don’t think I will ever go back to cotton, because everything Slip promised, they also delivered on. Skin and hair are two things I don’t play games with, and Slip proved to me that its’ silk pillowcases are the beauty routine I’ve been missing out on.
The only downside to the Slip cases is that you have to dry clean them. However, I don’t mind spending $10 every few weeks to keep my skin and hair in tip top shape. SLIP’s pillowcases run for $79-$99, but the investment is totally worth it when you think about how much you spend on skincare and hair care per month. They also come in an array of colors, so that you can be sure to match to your bedding. I opted for the white.
I would recommend trying one of these bad boys out, rather than spending another few hundred on the next trendy skin cream or face mask that comes out. Slip will change your skin and hair every night without you having to do any work at all — other than sleep.