Silk Pillowcase Guide: How To Choose the Best Momme?

Buying a pure mulberry silk pillowcase is a wonderful investment in your health, beauty, and overall wellness. A silk pillowcase helps prevent tangles, bed head, and hair breakage; allows hair and skin to retain moisture; and minimizes sleep wrinkles (it's friction-free and won't tug on delicate facial skin). Our momme silk is also naturally temperature regulating, hypoallergenic, non-irritating, and resistant to mold and dust mites.

A silk pillowcase is an excellent investment, offering a luxurious sleeping experience alongside fantastic hair and skin benefits. 

What to Know About Momme & Silk Rating

So what is momme, exactly? Sometimes abbreviated as “mm,” this term refers to the weight of the silk and reflects the quality and durability of the fabric. The ideal silk threads are plump and dense, making them more durable. The silk’s momme is found by weighing a piece of 100-foot long by 45-inches wide fabric in pounds.

Most consumer products are within the range of 15-30 momme, with the best silk pillowcases at 22 momme or higher. 22 mm silk has about 20% more silk per square inch than its 19 mm equivalent does, which is perfect for a pillowcase since it’s an item that gets a lot of use!

You’ll also see silk graded on a scale of A, B and C, with A being the highest quality.

Momme Weight Chart

A silk pillowcase is an excellent investment, offering a luxurious sleeping experience alongside fantastic hair and skin benefits. As you research and shop for the best silk pillowcases, look for the following:

  • Typical Range: 15 to 30
  • Good Quality: 12 to 19
  • High Quality: 19+
  • 17 mm silk: best for lightly-used items, such as scarves
  • 19 mm silk and above: best for daily-use items, such as pillowcases and bedding
  • 22 mm silk has about 20% more silk per square inch than its 19 mm equivalent does

As you research and shop for the best silk pillowcases, look for the following:

 

  • 100% silk, as opposed to a blend
  • Mulberry silk, specifically
  • 22 momme or higher
  • Extra-durable details, like reinforced stitching
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    At Silk Delux, all of our silk charmeuse pillowcases are made from 100 percent pure mulberry silk, 22 momme, Grade 6A (the highest in the marketplace) and  free of any harmful substances.

     


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