ALASKA BEAR Natural Silk Pillowcase, Hypoallergenic, 19 Momme, 600 Thread Count 100 Percent Mulberry Silk, Queen Size with Hidden Zipper (1, Ivory White)

ALASKA BEAR Natural Silk Pillowcase, Hypoallergenic, 19 Momme, 600 Thread Count 100 Percent Mulberry Silk, Queen Size with Hidden Zipper (1, Ivory White)

Posted by leeshkay | Published 6 months ago

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Purchased At: $19.68 (4 used & new offers)

I bought these pillowcases because my thick, curly hair dries out and frizzes easily. I was doing everything else I could (co-washing, using leave-in conditioner and wide-tooth comb), and although I could get my hair under control during the day, I would always wake up with my hair dry and standing on end. I saw a few recommendations to try silk pillowcases, so I gave these a shot due to their reasonable price. To make sure these would really work, I took a picture after a night of sleeping on a cotton pillowcase (left) and after a night of sleeping on these silk pillowcases (right). I was surprised by how significant the difference was. A side benefit is that they also leave my face less dried out when I wake up, which has reduced some fine lines around my eyes. Even my mouth feels less dry, which could be because they're supposed to be hypoallergenic. As far as washing them, I put them through the washing machine (cold, gentle cycle) and hung them to dry, and they made it through fine. Overall, these were very much worth the money.

- Anonymous

I purchased this in July of 2017 to help keep my curls while I sleep and not wake up with bed head. It does help somewhat. It’s better than using a regular pillow case but I also “pineapple” (loose ponytail at top of my head) my hair to go to bed. I hand wash weekly (more like soak with milk detergent and cold water then scrunch the pillow case around in the water and rinse) as directed and I just noticed a hole near the zipper. Oh well. Hope if I invest in a more expensive one the quality will be better and it will last longer.

UPDATE: After posting my review, I was contacted by the seller and offered a replacement. I must say, I was very impressed with the level of customer service I received and for the attention given to me as a dissatisfied customer. I received my replacement and continue hand washing every week with Dreft mild detergent. I am using MORE caution than I was with my original pillow case when hand washing and hope this helps with the life span this time around. I’m hopeful it will. If anything, I’m more than a happy customer by the way I was treated by the seller.

- Anonymous

I've been sleeping with this pillowcase for about a month now and really love it. No more waking up with a pillow crease on my face that takes hours to go away! I throw this in the washer with cold water washable and so far, so good. I'm really sensitive to smells & worried that this would have the silk smell to it but mine does not. I'm very happy with it and will buy another soon so that I have a spare. Iwas wondering about buying one for the husband but wondering if his scruff will ruin it. ??

***update one year later**** I do need to replace the pillow case. I wash it on gentle once a week in a garment bag because I want to clean as much oils from my face being on it as possible and hand washing it would not remove as much. I realize that this may wear it down sooner but it beats having acne from the pillow case not getting clean enough. So after a year of using it every day and washing on gentle in a garment bag, the silk has softened and ripped away from the zipper. I Dont blame the manufacturer and will be buying this exact one again. It really works and I no longer wake up with creases lining my face.

- Anonymous

Super soft silk fabric on both sides, unlike another brand that I tried and had cotton on the other side. I love that it has a zipper and won't slide off at night.

- Anonymous

I have curly hair and I’m over 60 with the usual wrinkles that come with that. Hated waking up with messy hair and pillow case creases on my face. Using satin pillow cases was just okay and they kept sliding off my pillow. I did research and it recommended silk was the best material. I found these Alaska Bear silk pillow cases. They are made of quality silk and they have a hidden zipper. No more sliding off pillows. The material is soft, they are made well and easy to wash. I now own two. Curly hair is better in AM and my face looks smooth. Worth every penny. Wasted too much money on satin cases. Should have bought this to begin with.

- Anonymous

Not soft, not comfortable, arrived dirty. I tried to return, but I would have to pay for shipping and I'd end up losing money.

- Anonymous

Of course, as soon as the window to return this item closes, something goes wrong. I purchased this pillow case in ivory and it has horrible stains all over it. I don't wear makeup to bed, and my face is washed at night. I have washed, bleached and stain treated this case to no avail. The stain won't budge! I just don't get it. I have no idea what has caused such discoloration on this fabric, and the fact that it won't wash out is disappointing.

- Anonymous

This arrived and much to my disappointment, already had two large pulls - one that ran nearly the entire length of the pillowcase and another that ran in the opposite direction. It seems as though it would be comfortable but it’s very thin and not the quality that I had expected for the price and great reviews. I ordered white and it’s almost completely see-through. If you have pillows that have a print on them, I wouldn’t get a light color, as the print would certainly be able to be seen thru the pillowcase. Very disappointed and would not recommend purchasing this product, based on my experience.

- Anonymous

Nice and slippery so easy on the skin.
mmmmmm. Lovely 😊
Washing process is a labour of love. Instructions supplied by subsequent email
Can’t offer durability info but DONT wash in hot water, DONT spin dry and DONT tumble dry.
Or you’ll regret it!

- Anonymous

Received this yesterday and really pleased with the quality. The silk looks and feels excellent. I was expecting it to be thinner so I’m hoping it will be more durable than initially expected. So easy to use with the zip feature. Slept on it last night and woke up very comfortable. I often find my sensitive skin can itch in the night on a normal pillow and I didn’t have any of that last night. Also ordered it yesterday morning and it arrived yesterday evening. Amazing service.

- Anonymous

I've been using silk pillowcases for a number of years now so know the benefits of using these and how they help in keeping your skin (smoother) and hair (less frizz) very hydrated, I even take mine on holidays. This recent purchase is excellent quality, you get full instructions on how to care for your pillowcase (gentle, gentle will get you long use and that means how you wash, dry and iron it). It even came with a free blue silk hair scrunchie. It is expensive for a pillowcase, but for me they have been a game changer and are very much part of my hair and skin routine and its effortless, just sleep on it!

- Anonymous

I purchased this pillow case based on recommendations for silk pillow cases for curly hair and I have to say that it really does make a big difference. Hair is far less frizzy in the mornings and maintains curl better between washes. We went away for a weekend and I slept on a normal cotton pillow case again and I really noticed how much more dry and frizzy my hair looked and felt.

Have washed several times on a short 30 minute cycle at 30 degrees using a laundry liquid for wool and silk and it's held up fine and looks the same as it did when purchased.

- Anonymous

I have sensitive skin and for the last few years I've noticed that when I sleep on cotton pillow cases they cause me physical pain on my skin--like I'm being rubbed raw. Not only that, but the pressure on my ear causes me pain there too. I bought two of these and I'm loving them! It's so soft and my face just glides on it when I roll over. Even when I go to bed with my face lotion on, I sleep so comfortably. I was pleasantly surprised that it doesn't stay cold (my room is chilly) and I'm hopeful it will be just as wonderful in the heat of summer.

- Anonymous

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