A pillow protector is simply a soft pillowcase that zippers closed, instead of having an open opening at the bottom. It protects the pillow from both the inside and the outside and covers it completely. The best pillow protectors can protect your pillow, even if the outer layer becomes dirty over time. A pillow protector basically encases your pillow in a protective layer and prevents allergens such as dust and pet dander from entering through the small opening in the bottom of the pillowcase. Some people may prefer this type because it offers more coverage than a standard pillowcase does, and they are a little more expensive.
What Type Of Pillow Protector To Use?
There are many kinds of pillow protectors on the market. You can go down to your local department store and buy one made of cloth, or you can make your own pillow protectors. I suggest making your own because you can customize them according to your individual needs. I personally like the look of wool fabric pillow protectors. Wool is one of the most comfortable fabrics for pillows and it looks pretty neat too.
However, if you have pets, be sure that your pillow protectors are made from non-allergenic material.