3 Causes of Hair Damage Caused by Pillows

Hair Damage Caused by Pillows- 3 Reasons Why - Lori Fudens 

Have you been waking up in the morning with dry, frizzy, and tangled hair? If the answer is yes, you might want to take a closer look at your pillowcase.

Most people sleep on cotton pillowcases, but they can contribute to ongoing hair problems, including:


1. Knots caused by pillows:

Often the rough cotton fibers of your pillowcase prevent your hair from sliding around easily, resulting in a tangled mess when you wake up in the morning. Snarled hair takes longer to style and yanking on your roots with aggressive brushing can pull some of your hair out and lead to breakage. Hair extensions are also especially prone to this.


2. Frizzy Hair caused by pillows:

To avoid frizz, it's especially important to dry your hair or let it dry naturally,  before going to bed. Wet hair can create even more friction against your pillowcase while you sleep. Also, using a serum or Redken's new "Oil For All" is what I recommend for anyone to use,  as a leave-in, to protect the hair after shampooing. 


3. Dry Hair caused by pillows:

Cotton pillowcases are known to absorb the oils from your hair and skin, which can leave them dry, brittle, and prone to breakage especially if the hair is color-treated or bleached. 

The good news is these problems are easily addressed by switching to a silk pillowcase. Silk allows the hair to slide around on your pillow effortlessly, with no friction, so you wake to smoother hair compared to when a silk pillowcase isn't used. This luxurious fabric also helps your hair retain its moisture since it's not as absorbent as cotton. 

 If you love your cotton pillowcase and aren't ready to make the switch, just wrap your hair in a silk scarf to keep it protected when you're sleeping.

You might be tempted to blame your pillowcase if you're noticing hairs on your pillow in the morning. But, there is no evidence that pillowcases cause or contribute to hair loss. However, excessive hairs on your pillow (Losing 75 hairs a day is average) can be a sign that you are losing hair for other reasons. Consult your hairstylist or doctor about hair loss or the new  "covid hair loss" 

You can purchase a 100% Silk High-quality Silk pillowcase at https://sillowcase.com/products/silk-pillowcase