Today, it's hard to escape synthetic products and chemically overloaded beauty regimens.  I find many people want to embrace natural ingredients and simpler routines as a way to slow down and increase quality of life by focusing on their wellbeing. From skincare to haircare, many are opting for solutions that not only enhance their beauty but also promote overall sustainable wellness. One amazing natural marvel that I've been using for years is raw silk. Renowned for its versatility and remarkable properties, raw silk isn't just for clothing anymore—we've worked it into a simple beauty routine packed with impressive benefits.

The Shift to Natural Beauty With Silk

The desire for natural beauty solutions stems from a growing awareness of the harmful effects of chemicals and synthetic ingredients found in many conventional products. Consumers are seeking alternatives that are gentle on their skin, hair, and the environment. Raw silk fits perfectly into this narrative, offering a host of benefits that align with the ethos of natural beauty.

Natural raw silk has a pebble texture and no shine, unlike conventional satin. It is pulled directly from the cocoons of silkworms without chemical processing, refining or bleaching. It is a treasure trove of skincare and haircare benefits due to a high content of Sericin, a natural form of retinol, that helps hair and skin retain natural hydration.

Here's more reasons why incorporating silk into your beauty routine can be transformative:

1. Skin Health Reinvented

Makeup Removing Face Exfoliating Cloth

Raw silk boasts inherent antimicrobial properties, making it an excellent choice for skincare. Its natural ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria can help reduce the risk of acne and other skin irritations. Moreover, silk is hypoallergenic, making it suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. By opting for silk-based skincare products like our makeup removing facial exfoliating cloth, you're not just pampering your skin; you're nurturing it with nature's finest.

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2. Protect Wet Hair From Damage and Frizz After A Shower

raw silk hair towel for natural curly haircare

 When hair is wet it is in a most fragile state, more prone to breakage, pulling, and eventual dry-out.  Raw Silk gently removes excess water without sucking natural hair oils away from the hair shaft.  A raw silk hair towel is a better long-term hair solution, especially for wavy or natural curly hair to define texture and remove frizz.  In contrast to moisture sucking cotton towels and synthetic microfiber hair towels, raw silk absorbs water a bit more slowly but gives hair the best outcome.  Don't use it as a quick-dry method, but a slow relaxing natural haircare routine.  Post-shower, leave it on for at least 20-30 minutes to get the best results.

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 3. Hair Protection and Nourishment At Night

Silk Hair Turban For Sleeping

In contrast to pebble texture raw silk, Mulberry silk is a traditional type of satin-feel silk produced by silkworms fed exclusively on mulberry leaves and offers unique benefits for hair care. Its smooth texture helps minimize friction, reducing hair breakage and damage caused by rubbing against rough surfaces like cotton pillowcases. Additionally, mulberry silk's moisture-retaining properties can help prevent dryness and frizz, leaving your locks feeling soft, silky, and nourished.

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4. Use Silk Scrunchies and Hair Rollers For Styling

Black Silk Scrunchie Set

 Replace your rubberized hair bands and invest in silk scrunchies. It adds a touch of elegance to your hairstyles while minimizing hair breakage, pulling and tugging.

We have two types of silk scrunchies: The Mini, or the traditional full-look.

In addition, our mulberry silk hair rollers can be used to create heatless curls overnight or rolled ballerina buns.  They are an amazingly versatile hair accessory that is so gentle.  See them here. 

5. Consider Raw Silk Robes For Healthier Hydrated Skin

Silk is naturally hypoallergenic and known to be the most gentle skin-friendly fabric on the planet.  Adding a raw silk robe to your beauty routine will help retain your skin's natural moisture. It is machine washable, so don't worry about getting lotions on it.  Our raw silk robe has a modern tailored look with a shorter hemline, and it has hidden side seam pockets.  You can also customize the length for an additional cost if desired. 

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Embrace Silk For Life

In a world inundated with beauty products promising miraculous results, it's refreshing to turn to time-tested natural remedies like raw silk. By reworking your beauty routine to incorporate silk-based products, you're not just embracing a trend; you're embracing a lifestyle that prioritizes simplicity, sustainability, and the inherent beauty of nature.

Make the switch to silk today and experience the transformative power of this ancient yet timeless beauty secret. Shop our entire collection of silk products for your wholistic sustainable lifestyle.

April 24, 2024 — Alexandra Damiano