A silk pillowcase is made of a delicate fiber, so be careful if you decide to machine wash it.
Machine washing is possible for the silk pillowcase, however, it is very important to use the most delicate program possible on your machine in order to preserve your silk pillowcase.
A setting on the wool or "delicate" cycle is strongly recommended to avoid damaging the silk cover. That said, you can always wash your silk pillowcase by hand if you do not have a washing machine, especially with the delicate textile cycle or wool cycle option.
In order to preserve your silk pillowcase, the water temperature should not exceed 30°. Indeed, silk is very sensitive to heat and can deteriorate if the water temperature is mishandled. Therefore, think carefully about your washing program, because some gentle programs are programmed at 40°.
Before inserting your silk pillowcase into the washing machine, it is recommended to use a laundry bag to protect your silk pillowcase.
Hand washing will allow your silk pillowcase to have a longer lifespan compared to machine washing.
However, avoid soaking your silk for more than an hour.
Concerning the detergent to use, it is recommended to use special liquid detergent for delicate textiles with a neutral PH so as not to damage the silk.
You should never wash the silk pillowcase with washing powder or detergent containing whiteners to avoid the risk of partial or total discoloration of the silk pillowcase.
The use of bleach is strictly prohibited.
After washing, you should lay your silk pillowcase flat on a dry towel to dry it, otherwise you can also hang it up.
However, it is strictly not recommended to dry silk in the dryer despite certain tolerances on the gentle program. Your pillowcase will air dry in less than 15 minutes.
It is also forbidden to dry your pillowcase in the sun or on a radiator so that it dries faster, this will destroy the silk.
You can also iron your silk, taking a few precautions to preserve the silk.
You should never use a steam iron, the use of a cloth is recommended with a very low temperature. Iron your silk pillowcase inside out.
Finally, it is strongly recommended to iron your silk pillowcase only when it is still damp to avoid damaging it.