Promote Hair Health Overnight: The Benefits of Wearing a Pure Mulberry Silk Head Wrap

Wearing a silk head wrap to sleep protects your hair from damage and helps preserve your style. This article explains why a pure mulberry silk scarf outperforms cotton and satin to be the best choice for promoting hair health overnight.

Model Wears Silk Head Wrap in pink


If sleeping in a head scarf is a regular part of your beauty routine, you know how important it is to protect your hair overnight. But not all headscarves are created equal. In fact, choosing the best fabric for your overnight head scarf is super important, and can make all the difference to how your hair looks and feels. The Mulberry Park Silks design team is here to offer some insight into helping you choose the perfect head scarf. (Spoiler alert: we think you’re definitely going to want one of our pure mulberry silk bandana head scarves).

Model Wears Silk Head Scarf

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Why Wear a Headscarf to Sleep?

Taking a minute to think about why you wear a headscarf to sleep in the first place makes it easy to understand why some fabrics are far better for sleeping in than others. Wearing the proper headscarf to sleep goes a long way to helping you maintain healthy hair that looks and feels fabulous. It reduces frizz (especially on coarse or curly hair), prevents breakage, protects your hairstyle, and keeps it well moisturized while you sleep. That’s a lot of performance from a single fabric, and not every fabric is up to the task.

Cotton vs. Satin vs. Silk Head Scarves

Cotton, satin, and pure silk are three popular materials for head scarves, but they perform quite differently. Cotton, which is known for its absorbency, is not a great choice for a head scarf; in fact, absorbent cotton will actually pull moisture away from your hair while you sleep (this is also why we say sleeping on a cotton pillowcase is a bad idea). Moreover, even the finest cotton weave contains tiny fibers that can actually snag and break hair strands, all of which contributes to split ends and frizz.

That leaves a choice between satin and silk. Both of these fabrics are soft and smooth, but they are quite different.

  • Silk is a natural fiber, while satin is a petroleum based synthetic fabric woven to have a smooth surface.
  • Silk is breathable and moisture wicking, while satin traps moisture and stays wet.
  • Like your hair, silk is protein based. This means silk will keep your hair naturally moisturized. In fact, silk protein, known as fibroin, is a popular ingredient found in many salon conditioning treatments.
  • Silk is hypoallergenic and resistant to mold, dust, and mites. Silk accessories and bedding are a wonderful choice for anyone with sensitive skin or allergies. Satin, on the other hand, is susceptible to collecting these environmental pollutants.

Learning how to differentiate genuine silk from fake/artificial satin is very important. This blog explains how to tell real silk from fake when you are shopping for a silk headscarf, silk pillowcase, or silk sheets.

A Pure Silk Head Scarf from Mulberry Park Silks: Your Best Choice

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At Mulberry Park Silks, our silk headscarf collection is made of 100% pure mulberry silk in a 19 momme weave. We use only the finest quality silk in the marketplace, Grade 6A. We’ve also taken the additional step of making sure that every silk item we produce is certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® as safe from harmful substances.

Most importantly, sleeping in one of our stylish silk headscarves is the best way to achieve your hair goals:

  1. Reduces Frizz: Our silk scarves are a gentle, friction-free environment that minimizes frizz, tangles and trauma to your hair. In fact, you should also consider sleeping on a silk pillowcase, which treats your delicate facial skin to the same friction-free environment
  2. Minimizes Breakage: Using our silk hair wrap for sleeping at night will prevent breakage and damage from movement and your pillowcase (another great reason, by the way, to switch to a silk pillowcase).
  3. Protects Your Hair Style: Your hair is an investment of both time and money. Whether you’ve got a blowout you want to make last; elaborate braids; or pricey extensions, wrapping your hair in silk is a wonderful way to make your style last longer. 
  4. Moisturizes Hair: The nourishing environment of pure mulberry silk naturally moisturizes your hair while you sleep. Although any hair type can benefit from silk, the natural moisture is especially important for anyone with dry hair, natural hair, thick hair, or long hair that is prone to drying out.
  5. Promotes healthy hair growth. Even if you have shorter hair, sleeping in a silk head scarf is a great idea. The protective and nourishing environment of a silk head wrap can definitely promote healthy regrowth and prevent breakage of new hair.

Read more about our silk head scarf and to l Learn how to tie a scarf on your head in a turban style.

Mulberry Park Silks Head Scarves are Easy to Care For

Like all of our fine silk bedding, apparel, and accessories, a Mulberry Park Silks head scarf is easily washable by hand or machine. We recommend using an enzyme-free detergent made for cleaning silk and other natural fibers and placing your silk scarf in a fine mesh laundry bag. Follow these instructions for washing your silk items.

The Mulberry Park Silks design team is also here to help! We are a U.S.-based company with headquarters, retail store, and warehouse located in Branford, CT. You can email or call us any time with questions about purchasing or caring for our luxurious silk products. Along with our silk head scarf, you may also be interested in our silk glam band. One of our newest products, the silk glam band is made from 22 momme silk and designed to hold your hair back during workouts, skin care treatments, and daily makeup application and removal. It is available in seven stylish colors, one size with a comfortable yet secure Velcro closure.

Mulberry Park: Accessible and Affordable Luxury Silk

We founded Mulberry Park with one simple mission: to design the highest quality silk items in the market and offer them at an affordable price. And we've done just that, with a full range of silk products made from 100% pure mulberry long strand silk fabric. The silk fabric used for our silk sheets and silk pillowcases has also been OEKO-TEX® Certified (Standard 100) to be free of chemicals.

Visit us online or call us at (800) 860-1924 to learn more about our silk sheets, silk pillowcases, duvet covers and shams, and real silk accessories including sleep masks, travel pillows, and silk hair scrunchies.