Nights in White Satin

At the recommendation of Katie and naturallycurly.com‘s forums, I have started using a satin pillowcase.

My pillowcase is white, for reasons listed in order of importance:

1) JCPenney was selling individual white satin pillowcases for $5.99, which felt reasonable.

2) I’ve been using/slathering a benzoyl peroxide treatment on my acne, and it bleaches the dickens out of colored linens

3) I was long overdue for a Moody Blues reference:

One of the first CDs I ever bought was this Moody Blues album, and I still like it heaps.

Was the satin pillowcase a sound investment, you ask?

Yes.

While I haven’t decided if it’s helping my curly hair, the pillowcase hides the nightly peroxide smears beautifully, and sleeping against satin feels extravagant. White satin is a tad bridal, but hey; I sleep with my eyes closed.

Have you ever tried a silk or satin pillowcase? What did you think?





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  1. I use a satin pillowcase, but you already knew that…So, really there was no need to mention it again.

    It’s good for me because my curly hair is quite fine and tangles easily. Before the satin pillowcases, I looked like Robert Smith every morning.

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  2. Plus the thing just looks gorgeous, and you deserve nice things.

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  3. Never had a satin pillowcase, but I had satin sheets once, and I kept sliding out of the bed…

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  4. I love satin pillowcases! In fact I just got some new ones not too long ago (my old goldish ones didn’t match the our duvet). I think they do help my hair because it tangles easily on “regular” pillowcases.

    Also – I love naturallycurly.com! I’m more wavy than curly but it is still an awesome resource.

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  5. satin….satin looks elegant…it comes to my mind a 50′s woman….let’s say glamorous Marilyn using one of these in a gold and pink bedroom! I havent’ tried…but I got the impression it could feel cold sometimes, not as warm as cotton perhaps…but the moon is for sure wrapped in white satin…so nice dreams are guaranteed! lol! By the way, I don’t get the relation between satin and hair….

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  6. 1-I blush to say that when I first heard that Moody Blues song, and for a loooong time thereafter, I thought it was “Knights in White Satin”, which did not make much sense to me, but since the lyrics don’t make a lot of sense to me anyway I just assumed they were trying to be poetic or something.

    2-Indeed we’ve tried satin sheets and pillowcases. The quilts slide right off of ‘em, which makes for chilly sleeping. Also we slide right off, which is not as much fun as it may sound.
    We ended up stuffing the queen sized sheets into one pillowcase, stuffing all that into the other pillowcase, and using it in the dog basket. It is easily washable, and is great for the schnoodle’s curly hair.

    3-Mr. Jaunty is right about you. Hug him for me.

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  7. Katie – Gotcha. =) My problem is ALWAYS looking like Robert Smith. Having never achieved smooth hair, it’s hard to know if the pillowcase helps.

    Mr. Jaunty – I’ve always suspected that! Thank you. =)

    hazelnutmegan – Ha! That’s what my mom said! I had a satin-y comforter once, and it always slid off the bed at night.

    Kelly – Do you ever feel like there’s a pecking order at naturallycurly.com, that the people with the tightest curls are the “cool kids?” Am I being paranoid? I sometimes feel inferior for having mere curly-ish hair.

    Patricia – The moon is wrapped in white satin? What a pretty idea… and yes, satin pillowcases DO seem very Old Hollywood.

    Some people think smooth pillowcases are best for curly hair, that a silky fabric helps prevent hair from tangling at night. What kind of hair do you have?

    mum – 1. You’re in good company, 2. That’s one classy schnoodle, and 3. Consider it done. =)

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    Patricia Reply:

    poethical white satin moon!! :) I had a moment of inspiration there :D
    ….my hair is a bit waved, long and dark brown; with some ringlets at the ends, but not really curled! it’s pretty malleable, so I can make it look curled with a little hairspray or make it straight pretty easily. But I usually let it dry and be the way it wants freely…. If you colud choose which hair color woult you prefer to have been born with?

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    Rebekah Reply:

    Wow. It sounds like you have my dream hair! I’ve always wanted dark hair.I’m guaranteed to dye mine dark in the next year or two, once it’s good and long.

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    Patricia Reply:

    Really?! I wasn’t expecting that! brunettes wonder how it would be to be blonde…but never heard a blonde wanting to become brunette! let me tell you: your face is BEAUTIFUL (beauty/full!-so filled with beauty). Therefore: any hair color will suit you! lucky girl! Dark hair will show out your blue eyes even more….and red hair would make and *interesting-so irish* constrast….you are brave (you shaved your head) so try anything you want, you’ll look great for sure! *can’t wait for the pictures!*

    *I like my hair, though never been brave enough to dye it, once I tried purple reflects and liked it! it brouht out my green eyes…..mm…..makes me think about a new look! :D

  8. Yes I definitely feel like there’s a “pecking order.” Not only with the tightness of the curls, but also if you follow the Curly Girl routine or not. I’ve seen people (who are not “CG”) ask questions and the responses they get are basically “well, if you don’t care enough to follow the CG method, then I can’t help you” which is ridiculous. So as a wavy-haired lady who uses sulfates…sometimes I feel like a redheaded stepchild around there. But I do still think the site and forum as a whole is very helpful.

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    Rebekah Reply:

    Ha! CG is nearly a religion— visiting naturallycurly.com and saying “CG didn’t work for me” is almost sacrilege.

    Still, it’s a handy place to lurk… and your hair looks great, heathen or not.

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  9. Patricia – Thank you, you’re so sweet! I LOVE dark hair, and always have— probably because my brother and sisters are all redheads, so dark hair seems very striking and exotic.

    You had purple highlights? Ooh! Fun! If I had a million dollars and a non-conservative job, I might want dark brown hair with dark, dark blue streaks…

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    Patricia Reply:

    ^_^ here dark hair is pretty common, just once in a while I see a red head!
    *why would you have to wait to have a million $ and a non-conservative job to enjoy these hair colors? no one expects a creative musician to be traditional looking… :D

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    Rebekah Reply:

    I’m only a creative musician in my head. In daily life, I work at a bank and a mall, both of which have strict dress codes. I COULD have dark hair, though, there are no rules about that…

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