Updated: Jan 30
What is it?: A silk hair wrap that you slip on at night to sleep in.
Cost: £55 including shipping
Does it work? Yes
Would I buy it again? Yes, but only if I had the regular disposable income (see below as to why this extra cash would be needed fairly often)
Other options?: You can also get silk pillowcases that I would imagine would be similar, although they would not lock in your hair's natural oils to help condition your hair while you sleep, which the Silke claims to do Where to buy: I got it online from Silke's Website but places like LookFantastic have started stocking this now too!
So when it arrives in this little decorated box reminiscent of vintage days gone by, I have to say I was impressed by its appearance.
The back of the box explains how it works: a silk hair wrap handmade in London with elastic along the seams so you can slip it on and off. The box explains that as you wear it over night, it stops friction on your hair caused by tossing and turning in your sleep, which leaves your hair feeling soft and silky.
Also, it goes on to say that, as it is a hair wrap, it envelopes your hair and secures in those natural oils that mother nature created to help keep hair conditioned and smooth.
The product also states on the box that when used, it will reduce the need to restyle your hair in the morning.
As you open the cute little hair wrap, it looks like a bow tie, again reminding me of bygone days.
When you pop it on, it does snugly secure around your head and it does feel very luxurious, I mean, it's made of silk right!
There was a noticeable difference in my hair feeling softer, looking shinier, and generally leaving me pretty impressed with this product.
What this meant in practice, was that I could spend less time and money on hair conditioning products like leave in conditioners.
The only thing I cannot comment on is whether it held styles better, thereby reducing the need to restyle the next day as it claims to, but just because my hair does not hold styles at the best of times, so I did not think that would be a fair thing to comment on. That said, if you read this blog and give this product a go let me know what impact it has on the need to restyle on a morning, and I will use your experiences to enhance this post!
THE DOWN SIDE: After using this every night for three months, the elastic starting to give so that I ended up popping it on before bed, and waking up in the morning with it lost somewhere within my bed sheets! Gutted! Perhaps I have an abnormally large head that I never knew about that stretched the elastic in ways never experienced before, but I would like to think that that is not the case. I think it is more likely that over time the elastic does what elastic does, and simply lost some of its elasticity. Perhaps the Silke guys will read this and will develop up a new Silke that uses buttons, or velcro instead? The other downside is that it is dry clean only...not the most convenient, especially considering I personally put clothes back when shopping if I see they are dry clean only!
So, the general take home for this is that if you have the cash to spend £50 every 3 months, then absolutely get one of these! Or if you are happy for this to only work for 3 months, then also get one! I supposed cost per wear it works out at just over £16 a month, so if you usually spend more than that on conditioning your hair, styling your hair, spending time on your hair (because lets face it, if it buys you time it'll be worth it!) then give this a go and let me know your experiences. I got to say, as a student I simply don't have the cash to a buy another one, but if I did I would probably buy one every three months!
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