Is silk difficult to care for?

Despite all the benefits of silk, it's strange that people tend to shy away from buying silk products. People tell us that they think silk is too difficult to care for and that they don't have the time to put all that extra effort into keeping the silk in pristine condition.


We understand. If you've never used silk products before, the thought of doing something different can be daunting. But it only takes a quick read of this blog and our other helpful reads on our website to discover that caring for silk isn't that tricky.


We don't want you to not benefit from all the fantastic benefits silk has to offer. That's why we share our expertise to help you care for your pillowcases, ensuring they last for years to come. It's an investment buying a silk pillowcase, so it is important that you look after them carefully.


But that investment is wonderful for your skin, helps reduce wrinkles and keeps wayward hair soft and smooth. Plus, silk is a strong fabric and is easy to keep clean, so you don't need to worry about spoiling your little piece of luxury.


How do you wash your silk pillowcase?

It's simple to wash silk. You can either hand or machine wash silk with a delicate detergent(special silk detergents are available). Be sure you remove as much water as possible from the silk once washed and hang it to dry away from direct sunlight or heat. Once dry, iron on a low heat initially and slowly let the iron become hotter to ensure all the creases are gone. This method also brings out the lovely sheen from the silk. Honestly, there is nothing else to it.


We must stress that Lexi and Teal's silk is washable. However, that isn't the case for all silk. If you have other silk products, make sure you check if they can get wet or if they need dry cleaning.


How often should you wash your silk pillowcase? 

You are sleeping on these pillowcases every night, and just like any other type of pillowcase, we recommend they are washed weekly. This means silk makes no difference to your laundry schedule.


How do you store silk? 

Once clean, if your silk pillowcase isn't going straight back onto your bed, make sure you store it properly. Silk should be stored in a cool, dark, dry place. Don't pack in an airtight plastic bag because silk does need to be able to breathe.


Choose your perfect pillowcase 

Hopefully, we have reassured you that silk isn't tricky to look after and now are looking to invest in your first magnificently luxurious silk pillowcase. Head over to our shop and choose from a variety of colours. You can also choose a beautiful silk eye mask to guarantee a peaceful night's sleep.


If you want more help on how to wash silk, read our laundry tips here