Are Bamboo Sheets Good for Your Hair and Skin? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

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Getting a good night’s rest is important for your skin and hair, but just as important is the quality of the sheets you’re using when you sleep. Perhaps you already know that low quality sheets can irritate skin and damage hair. But if you’ve wondered — Are bamboo sheets good for your hair? — you might be surprised to learn about all of their benefits.

In this article, we’ll explain why bamboo sheets could be the new secret weapon in your beauty regimen. We’ll start by explaining how they can help your skin health, and then we’ll discuss how they affect your hair.

Of course, the quality of the bamboo sheets matters. Not all bamboo sheets are created equal. So we’ll also tell you about the best, most luxurious bamboo sheets on the market — without the luxury price tag — to pamper your hair and skin. (Spoiler alert: It’s our Hush bamboo sheets!)

Are Bamboo Sheets Good for Your Skin?

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Bamboo sheets are among the most comfortable on the market, but they have unexpected benefits, too. For instance, they are a great choice for those with various skin conditions, because they’re extremely unlikely to cause skin irritation. If you’ve experienced skin irritation from other fabrics, bamboo sheets might be a better choice for your needs. Read on to learn why.

Bamboo Sheets Are Good for Those With Sensitive Skin

Dr. Marisa Garshick, a dermatologist with Medical, Cosmetic, and Surgical Specialists of New York, says bamboo bed sheets are ideal for people with sensitive skin, such as those with eczema. Because the fibers in bamboo sheets are especially fine, they feel soft and smooth when compared to other fabrics, which can prevent irritation of skin damaged by eczema or other conditions.

Bamboo is also naturally antimicrobial, moisture-wicking, and breathable. This means bamboo sheets will absorb sweat without absorbing germs. This is especially important for those with sensitive skin, Dr. Garshick says, as excess sweat and germs can make skin more prone to irritation.

Dr. Garshick recommends that those with sensitive skin avoid synthetic fabrics like polyester, nylon, rayon, and spandex. These materials tend to be less breathable and lower in quality.

Bamboo Sheets Are Good for Those With Skin Allergies

Bamboo bedding is also considered hypoallergenic, meaning it is relatively unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. Those with long lists of allergies can rest assured that bamboo is very unlikely to trigger the itching or hives associated with an allergic reaction. Bamboo fibers are also antimicrobial, helping to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria that can trigger allergies.

This is in part because bamboo is a natural material — made from the bamboo plant — so it’s been equipped by Mother Nature with certain natural defenses. Meanwhile, synthetic materials like polyester, rayon, nylon, spandex, or rubber often contain dyes or chemicals that can cause rashes in those with skin allergies or who otherwise have sensitive skin. If you have allergies, bamboo sheets are a great choice.

Bamboo Sheets Can Help Prevent Breakouts

The antimicrobial properties of bamboo sheets can also benefit those who struggle with acne, which is caused in part by bacterial growth. Sleeping on a hygienic, low-bacteria surface at night allows your skin to regenerate without being reinfected by germs living in your sheets. As such, they’re an especially good choice for teenagers, and even young children and babies who have particularly sensitive skin.

Bamboo Sheets Are Good for Hot Sleepers

As we’ve already seen, bamboo sheets are naturally moisture-wicking and breathable, which helps you feel cool in bed. This is great news for anyone with sleep hyperhidrosis — excessive sweating at night — or who sleeps hot. Because bamboo fabric absorbs moisture, it can keep you cool and dry all night long, even if you have a tendency to wake up in a damp bed.

Bamboo is also cool to the touch. The breathability of the fabric allows heat to be drawn away from your body. By contrast, fabrics like flannel, wool, or synthetic materials have a tendency to trap heat, which might make you sweat even more.

Bamboo is a great choice for hot sleepers, but even if you don’t sleep hot, bamboo sheets might still help you achieve optimal sleeping conditions in your bedroom. Sleep psychologist Michelle Drerup of the Cleveland Clinic recommends a bedroom temperature between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit.

We don’t always have total control over the temperature of our bedrooms, especially during the summer. That’s where bamboo sheets can help. They can help you feel cool even if your bedroom is a little warmer than it should be.

Bamboo Sheets Have a Soft, Luxurious Feel

Part of the reason bamboo is popular is because of its soft, luxurious feel, but those same qualities are also what make bamboo sheets so good for your skin. Bamboo sheets have a smooth, silky soft feeling that can help soothe irritated skin. Not only can bamboo sheets help to prevent rashes and breakouts, but they can also help soothe your skin if you’re already dealing with these things.

Bamboo sheets are even beneficial for those dealing with sunburn. If you’ve been scorched at the beach, sleeping on bamboo sheets may help your skin heal and recover more quickly than sleeping on other fabrics. Overall, bamboo sheets are a great choice for your skin.

Are Bamboo Sheets Good for Your Hair?

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We’ve seen the many benefits of bamboo sheets for your skin, but what about your hair? In this section, we’ll explain how bamboo sheets can help preserve and protect your hair better than most other fabrics.

Bamboo Sheets Prevent Tangles in Your Hair

If you’ve ever had the experience of waking up with messy, knotted hair, this is most likely the result of excessive friction at night. Most of us move around in our sleep without even realizing it, causing friction between our hair and our pillows. All that movement can pull your hair in all sorts of different directions, leading to a mess of tangles by morning.

Thankfully, bamboo can prevent those tangled knots. Bamboo fibers are long, round, and smooth, so they won’t create as much friction as you move your head around on your pillow. Most fabrics — including cheap cotton blends — have shorter fibers that create a rough surface, but not bamboo.

Bamboo Sheets Protect the Ends of Your Hair

Split ends are a fairly common problem that occur when your hair becomes dry and brittle. Bamboo sheets help to prevent split ends thanks to their soft, round fibers. They can even help your hair repair itself as you sleep at night, because the round fibers are gentle on your hair as you sleep.

By contrast, low quality fabrics with rough, short fibers can damage your hair further and create even more split ends. If you want to give your hair a chance to heal, bamboo is a solid choice.

Bamboo Sheets Are Antimicrobial

We’ve already seen the advantages of the antimicrobial quality of bamboo sheets for your skin, but your hair also benefits from bamboo’s ability to keep microbes away. Microorganisms on your scalp can cause irritation and damage your hair, and germs have a tendency to build up on your pillowcase over time. Bamboo sheets help counteract both of these problems.

With bamboo pillowcases, your hair and scalp will stay cleaner for a longer period of time, even in between washes. You may find you need to wash your hair less frequently — and this is also good news for your hair health, since excessive washing dries out your hair.

Bamboo Sheets Are Breathable and Moisture-wicking

Bamboo’s moisture-wicking ability is great for your skin, but it’s also beneficial for your hair. The fabric is very breathable, so if you like to wash your hair just before getting into bed, you can feel confident it will dry nicely during the night.

That said, it won’t dry your hair too much. Bamboo helps absorb excessive moisture while allowing your hair and skin to retain their natural oils. This is because it’s naturally hydrating. This might sound contradictory — how can it be both hydrating and moisture-wicking?

The truth is that keeping your hair and skin hydrated is not a simple matter of keeping them wet. Bamboo wicks away the kind of damp moisture associated with sweat or hair that’s fresh from a shower, but it doesn’t wick away the natural oils on your hair and skin. It’ll keep you dry without drying you out.

Try Hush Bamboo Sheets to Help You Get Your Beauty Sleep

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To recap, bamboo helps pamper both your hair and skin because it is antimicrobial, hypoallergenic, moisture-wicking, and very breathable. It’s also naturally hydrating and super soft. These qualities allow it to take excellent care of your hair and skin while you sleep.

Hush Bamboo Sheets Have Extra Long Fibers

But not all bamboo sheets are created equal. Some bamboo sheets are blended with cheaper fabrics, some are lower quality due to their manufacturing process, and some are prohibitively expensive. If you’re looking for the highest quality bamboo sheets on the market that are actually affordable, look no further than Hush Iced Cooling bamboo sheets.

Many of the advantages of bamboo sheets are a result of the naturally long fibers, but our bamboo sheets have even longer fibers thanks to the bamboo viscose we use. This means our sheets feel like they have a thread count of 1500 — but in reality the thread count is only 300! This is what allows us to make luxury bed sheets that don’t have that luxury price tag.

Hush Bamboo Sheets Stay Cleaner for Longer

We’ve designed our sheets to stay cleaner for a longer period of time than other brands. When using our sheets, you may find you end up washing them half as frequently as you used to, because they stay clean about twice as long as most others. With Hush, you can save yourself time and effort — not to mention water and electricity — by washing your bamboo sheets less frequently.

As with all of our luxurious sleep products, if you don’t love your purchase for any reason at all, you can return it for a full refund within 100 nights of receipt — no questions asked. Go ahead and try our bamboo sheets today, and sleep soundly knowing we’ve got you covered with our 100 night guarantee.