A great advantage of silk for people with oily, combination, sensitive or acne-prone skin: it is antibacterial and hypoallergenic. In addition to being suitable for asthmatics and allergy sufferers, it helps fight infections and skin blemishes. This fabric also has a thermoregulatory function. In other words, it helps in regulating body temperature during the night.
Standards as guarantees of quality
As for the hair benefits, the softness of silk makes it a somewhat exceptional texture. It glides on the hair and protects it from friction, knots and static electricity. Compared with cotton, the friction rate will be 45% lower. Silk will not harm the hair fiber and the result will be especially evident in people with curly and frizzy hair. Thus, the elasticity and luster of the hair is preserved.
However, not all whiskers are created equal. Screening criteria must be observed. The origin of the silk and the commitments of the brand must be checked. In addition, the product must be made of 100% silk satin. Because to lower prices, some brands add other materials. After that, it is not superfluous to inquire about the rules of weaving. What matters is the number of mums – the unit of silk weight per square meter. You have to rely on (at least) 19 mA, if you want a thicker, resistant fabric.
Inquire about production conditions
Expensive silk remains a luxurious fabric that not all budgets can afford. Almost all silk products come from China, and this is not necessarily synonymous with poor quality. There are already artisan cooperatives where there is no child labor and no use of chemicals. However, the fact remains that production conditions may raise questions, especially with regard to methods of worm rearing and means of transporting the raw material.
There are several reasons why silk is one of the most expensive fabrics. They require time and resources to produce and often have to be brought in from afar.
Production time ranges from 45 to 90 days for a silk product. Manufacturing includes raising worms, picking and emptying cocoons. Especially since it takes a certain amount of yarn (handpicked by experts who recognize quality by touch and sight) to get a kilo of silk. On the other hand, silkworms are fed several times a day with fresh mulberry leaves. This meticulous work requires constant supervision which is also paid. Finally, you have to consider the costs of importing silk, which mainly comes from China.