Elevating your bedding game with luxurious linen and silky satin pillowcases is a treat for both your skin and hair. However, to ensure that these elegant pillowcases remain in pristine condition and retain their unique benefits, it's crucial to give them the right care. The delicate nature of linen and satin demands attention to detail when it comes to cleaning and maintenance.
If you've recently made the switch or are considering doing so, here's everything you need to know about taking care of your linen + satin pillowcases.
Caring for Linen + Satin Pillowcases
1. Washing: Use a mild detergent. Machine wash on a gentle cycle in lukewarm water and place the pillowcase inside a mesh laundry bag. This will help the pillowcase from getting twisted out of shape. Also, consider hand-washing to extend the lifespan of your pillowcase.
2. Drying: Dry on a low temperatures or lay your pillowcase flat. Try to keep it out of direct sunlight to prevent the colors from fading.
3. Ironing: Linen can wrinkle easily. If you prefer a smoother appearance, iron or steam while the fabric is still slightly damp. Use the linen setting on your iron on the linen side. No need to iron the satin side. Alternatively, embrace the natural, slightly crinkled charm of linen.
4. Storage: Store linen + satin pillowcases in a cool, dry place. Avoid plastic bags or boxes, which can trap moisture and cause mildew.
General Tips for a Linen + Satin Pillowcase
1. Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Fabric softeners, bleach, or other chemicals can damage the natural fibers of linen and the smooth texture of satin. Opt for natural, gentle detergents.
2. Spot Cleaning: In the event of a spill, blot (don't rub) the area gently with cold water. Avoid rubbing, as it can spread the stain.
3. Rotate Your Pillowcases: To ensure even wear, rotate between a few pillowcases. This not only gives each pillowcase a longer lifespan but also ensures you always have a fresh one on hand.
4. Less is More: Linen, in particular, becomes softer and more luminous with each wash. However, it's better for the longevity of both fabrics if you don't over-wash them. Depending on usage, washing once a weeks is generally sufficient.