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Why sleep on a Silk Pillowcase as opposed to a standard pillowcase?
Sleeping on The Hollywood Silk Solution pillowcase is the essential addition to your beauty routine. Standard pillowcases can cause damage to hair and facial skin. The Hollywood Silk Solution topside allows your skin to glide, where as a standard pillowcase can scratch and tug, resulting in sleep-crease. Standard pillowcases can also dry out your hair and skin. It even twists your hair at the root as you sleep, which causes bed head in the short term and can damage your hair in the long term. Synthetic satin is a poor petroleum based substitute for real silk.


How do I care for my The Hollywood Silk Solution Pillowcase? Traditionally, silk is hand wash and dry clean only. Ours are of the highest quality so they are MACHINE WASHABLE. ALWAYS use a ph neutral liquid detergent and/or fabric softener. Silk is a natural fibre and washing in a solution that’s too acidic or alkaline can cause the silk to harden in a single wash. If you can't find a detergent that specifies ph level then just go for one that specifies silk. Do not use bleach products. Another important factor is water temperature. Even just slightly above 30 degrees Centigrade or 85 degrees Fahrenheit can change silk dramatically. The safest method if your machine doesn't specify exact heat settings is either cold or just one level above cold. A delicates bag is optional, depending on your washing machine and whether or not it tends to grab items and tear them. If you wish to maximise the life of your pillowcase, hand washing is the ultimate method. The gentler you wash your pillow case, the longer it will keep its sheen. The same goes for drying your pillowcase, do not place in tumble dryer. 


Why The Hollywood Silk Solution? Aren’t all silk pillowcases the same?The Hollywood solution allows you all the benefits of sleeping on silk - without the expense! Not all silk is created equal. Watch out for toxic dyes and false claims of momme. Some silk pillowcases don’t even have a charmeuse finish, so they feel more like a thin, rough parachute material. Very strong, but without the health and beauty benefits. The founders of The Hollywood Silk Solution have personally travelled the world in search of the very best silk money can buy for The Hollywood Silk Solution topside. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure that fair workplace practices are enforced and that only the highest quality materials are used.
Do you use non-toxic dyes? Absolutely. We work very closely with our suppliers to ensure that they meet the very stringent international standard. Sadly the same can not be said for other silk suppliers. If you purchase a cheaper silk pillowcase online or in-store, you may not know what you’re really buying. We work with one of the largest and longest running silk suppliers in the world. They take great pride in the quality of silk they produce. 


What’s the difference between a satin pillowcase and a silk pillowcase? Technically, ‘satin’ isn’t a fabric; it’s a finish. The term ‘satin pillowcase’ is a misleading abbreviation that has occurred over the years, which generally means synthetic satin pillowcase. Synthetic satin (e.g. polyester) may feel nice and soft in your hand, but after an 8 hour sleep your hair and facial skin can really feel the difference. Silk is a natural fibre, whereas ‘satin’ is petroleum based. It’s thinner, rougher and it ‘sweats’, essentially negating the benefits. The Hollywood Silk Solution pillowcase topside has a charmeuse finish, which is similar to a satin finish, but superior for the purposes of a silk pillowcase in that it’s softer and breathes better.


Who can sleep on The Hollywood Silk Solution? Anyone with a head and a pillow! Kids, mothers, fathers, grandmas, professional athletes, celebrities and everyone in between! Hollywood movie stars, beauty experts, dermatologists and celebrity hairdressers have talked about the beauty benefits of sleeping on silk for decades.



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