Sunday, September 19, 2010


Hello fellow fabulous naturals!

For those of you who may be a bit confused on this subject.  Satin, silk, polyester pillow cases and or scarfs for our hair at night.  I personally have been using satin since my BC and it works great for me.  I came across a great article that helps in clearing up the difference between the different materials.  I hope this helps someone, if you are a seasoned natural, a newly natural,  or even a transitioner.

  1. Satin is a weave, not a fabric. A satin weave has no visible interlacing pattern. That is what makes satin smooth and shiny.
  2. Silk is the natural and most expensive fabric used in a satin weave. Silk thread is very smooth and produced by the silk worm.
  3. Polyester is a synthetic fabric that is used in a satin weave that is more affordable. This fabric does not breathe as well as silk.
  4. Acetate is another synthetic fabric that is used, but the quality might be compromised.
    The next issue is a charmeuse satin weave. This type of satin weave is softer and lighter in weight
  5. The front side of the fabric has a satin finish whereas the back has a dull finish. It can be made of silk or a synthetic polyester.
  6. Silk charmeuse is more expensive. It is softer and more delicate.
  7. .Polyester charmeuse is cheaper and can often withstand machine washing, but it doesn’t breathe as well as silk.


Chayah said...

Another fabulous informative post, thank u! Luckily I've always used satin even when I had a relaxer and long before I knew the benefits of wearing one.

Unknown said... are quite welcome..thanks for stopping by, take care:)

ChocolateOrchid said...

Great article!
I tend to stick to satin, also.

Unknown said...

@ChocolateOrchid..thanks! satin has yet to let me down :)

Thanks for stopping by, take care:)

BreukelensFinest said...

gotta love the satin caps!

Unknown said...

@BreuklensFinest...for sure:)

thanks for stopping by, take care.