If you are new to hair extensions, you may be wondering how to sleep with your hair extensions, and the best ways to do this. Many who wear hair extensions for the first time are not aware of the importance of sleeping with hair extensions correctly.
As we have little control over our sleep patterns and cannot know for sure how much we or our partners are moving at night, so we must secure our hair extensions, and this ensures they do not become tangled the next morning and can last longer. There are a few different styles you can opt for when sleeping with extensions. And the style you choose will depend on the length of your hair extensions, and how you plan to wear your hair extensions the following day.
As for most long hair extensions, the best way to wear them at night is to secure them in a braid. A braid is a great style as it keeps your hair out of the way, and it is very easy to deconstruct in the morning before brushing. Not only does securing your hair extensions in a braid keep them nice and tidy, it also prevents the hair extensions from becoming caught either by yourself, or by a partner, pet or child that lies beside you.
While if you have shorter hair extensions, sometimes a braid is not possible. In this instance, simply securing your hair in a ponytail will be enough to keep your hair out of the way whilst you are sleeping. If possible, try to fold your ponytail under itself, as this will secure the hair and prevent it from tangling or creating friction against your pillowcase. If opting for this style, you must make sure that the hair is not pulled too tight to put any pressure on the bonds. Therefore you should use a suitable hairband that does not pull or snag on the hair.
Plait or turned under ponytail are the most suitable styles for sleeping with hair extensions, as they restrict the movement of the hair to keep the bonds from being disturbed too much during the night. If you don’t like these two methods, consider using a sleeping cap. A sleeping cap can protect your hair at night, as it constrains hair from moving. When your hair moves less at night, you wake up with fewer snarls.
However, the most important tip is that you should never sleep with wet or even damp hair extensions. As it promotes tangles and in the worst case scenario causes matting, therefore before sleeping you must make sure your hair extensions are 100% dry.
In this case, I suggest you use a hairdryer to remove the excess moisture. If you didn’t, just one night of leaving your hair in this way can cause problems which are not impossible to fix, and may cost you time and money. In addition to securing your hair extensions and making sure they are dry, you can also use a satin or silk pillowcase which will help prevent matting because of the smooth surface which promotes less friction.
These simple but important steps are easy to follow. Keep them in mind and your hair extensions will be easy to manage in the next morning.