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When I tell people I make satin pillowcases, the first thing they ask is “What? Why do you need that?” It may seem like an unnecessary luxury at first but, once you hear about the benefits for your hair and skin, you’ll start to see it as a necessity. I don’t go anywhere without mine – if I’m going on holiday or just sleeping over at someone’s house, I take mine with me. In my experience, sleeping on a satin pillowcase can spell the difference between waking up with dry skin and frizzy hair or glowing skin and moisturised hair. Here are just a few benefits of using satin pillowcases:

  • You don’t have to worry about you scarf or bonnet falling off – I think we’ve ALL been there where you have your cute hairstyle and you tie down your scarf, only to wake up with the scarf half way across the room and your hair looking like a bird’s nest. Having the satin pillowcase solves that problem because you don’t need to worry about it falling off.


  • Prevents your hair from getting dry and frizzy – cotton pillowcases may feel nice but they’re not so great when it comes to your hair. They draw and suck the moisture out of your hair and, when you’ve spent your whole public holiday washing, conditioning and detangling your hair, the last thing you want to do is wake up the next day with dry, frizzy hair and reverse all your hard work. The smooth satin surface allows your hair to glide and move without getting dry or snagging.
  • Prevents your skin from getting dry and developing wrinkles – the same way the cotton sucks the moisture from your hair, the cotton also sucks moisture from your skin. You don’t want to spend 30 minutes of your evening applying serums and creams only for your pillow to soak it all up. Your face needs to be able to glide and move across the pillow. The smooth surface won’t dry out your skin.
  • It prevents breakage – dry hair = breakage. Breakage is one of the fastest ways to lose your length. Using a satin pillowcase prevents your hair from getting dry, which will in turn help to reduce breakage and help you retain length.


These are just a few of the benefits of satin pillowcases. They really are the best! I loved them so much that I actually started making my own LOL. Do yourselves a favour and invest in a satin pillowcase! You won’t regret it!

They currently come in black, white & cream and cost N4500 each.

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Tara is a hair and skincare blogger living and working in Lagos. She works a 9-5 job whilst building the business she is passionate about, Nature's Locks (a hair and skincare line of products and tools), which started out as a blog, You can find her:

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