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Best Silk Pillowcase for Red Hair

Red hair, a rarity possessed by approximately 1-2% of the world's population, has a beguiling allure.

This unique trait is most frequently found in Northern and Western Europe, with Scotland and Ireland boasting the highest density of red hair.

Scientifically, the existence of red hair is attributed to a variation of the MC1R gene - a genetic distinction contributing to this scarlet charm.

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However, while its captivating hue sets red hair apart, it also requires special care and attention. The cuticles of red hair are different from those of other hair colours, which can make them more prone to dryness.

The fiery red pigments are more susceptive to fading because they're larger and don't penetrate the hair shaft as deeply as other colours.

Therefore, maintaining the vibrancy of red hair necessitates extra care.

Among various hair care strategies, one luxurious solution has garnered attention - the silk pillowcase.

How does sleeping on a pure silk pillowcase benefit red hair?

Here are three reasons:

1. Reduces Friction

Traditional cotton pillowcases can cause friction against your hair, leading to frizz, breakage, and dryness, all of which red hair is particularly prone to. Silk, with its smooth surface, allows hair to glide rather than rub, reducing friction. This helps to maintain the health and shine of red hair, keeping its unique colour vibrant and glossy.

2. Retains Moisture

Red hair often struggles to retain its natural oils, leading to dryness.

Silk can be a saviour in this aspect.

Unlike cotton, which tends to absorb moisture from your hair, silk helps to maintain your hair's natural oils. It's less porous, meaning your hair retains more of its natural moisture throughout the night.

Thus, redheads wake up with less dry and more hydrated tresses.

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3. Protects Hair Color

Many red heads treat their hair with colour for a more uniform look.Since red pigments are larger and don't penetrate as deeply into the hair shaft, colour retention can be a challenge for redheads. However, sleeping on a silk pillowcase can help preserve that radiant hue. By reducing friction and helping to retain moisture, silk pillowcases can prevent colour fading and prolong the life of your colour treatment.

So, to all the auburn haired out there - a silk pillowcase could be a worthy addition to your hair care routine.

By providing a gentler surface for your hair to rest on, it can not only help in retaining the much-coveted radiance of your red hair, but also keep it healthier and happier.

Being a redhead is more than just a hair colour; it's a heritage and a distinct identity. It's a colour that turns heads and sparks fascination.

Therefore, it's worth investing in the right care for it - and a silk pillowcase is one of the simplest, yet most effective ways to do so.

Keep your fiery locks shining bright, and let your red hair do the talking!

Why Mayfairsilk pillowcases stand out as the superior choice for caring for your red hair?

Mayfairsilk pillowcase are hand cut by artisans and made from pure Mulberry silk. There are 3 key reasons why Mayfairsilk pillowcase are a superior choice for your red hair:

1. Higher Momme

The quality of silk is measured in 'momme'. The higher the momme, the denser the silk, meaning it's more durable, luxurious, and better at all the things you want silk to do - like reducing friction and retaining moisture.

Many silk pillowcases fail to mention the momme they are as usually they want to hide the fact that they are 19 momme or lower in grade.

Mayfairsilk pillowcases boast 25 momme silk - significantly higher momme compared to other brands. The use of 25 momme silk, makes the pillowcases longer lasting and provided a thicker layer of protection. They are also made from the highest grade of silk for silk bedding.

2. OEKO-Tex Standard 100

Safety is paramount when it comes to products we use intimately.

Mayfairsilk guarantees that by conforming to the OEKO-Tex Standard 100. This standard ensures that every part of the product, from the threads to the dye, is tested for harmful substances and is safe for human health.

You can rest easy knowing that the product in contact with your hair every night is not only luxurious but also free from any toxic substances that could harm your hair or skin.

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3. Matte Finish

A unique aspect of Mayfairsilk pillowcases is their matte finish.

Unlike the shiny finish of most silk products, Mayfairsilk offers a refined, understated elegance.

But it's more than just aesthetics - this finish also means the silk is less slippery, keeping your head comfortably in place during sleep, without reducing the silk's natural benefits to your hair.

These are the main reasons, however Mayfairsilk pillowcases are also hypoallergenic, repel mites and bacteria and are temperature regulating.

Investing in Mayfairsilk pillowcases could significantly enhance the care routine for your red hair. The superior quality of their silk, their stringent safety standards, and their comfortable matte finish make them a cut above the rest.

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