Sleeping with Hair Extensions? Here's All You Need To Know About It

Hair extensions have evolved to be a new trend in the fashion industry. This is a great way (temporary) to deal with hair loss. It isn't just a hair extension but an extension to your personality. It can be rightly said to be a part of hair care.

Decided to buy a new fancy hair extension? Thinking about how to sleep with your hair extensions? Well, you just need to be well informed about some don’ts and do’s when it comes to buying a new hair extension that is ready for bed as well. It majorly relies on the type of hair extension you have.

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As it is important to protect the hair to keep it damage-free, we have come up with some tips about how each hair type works.

Clip in Hair Extensions

Same as clip in hair extensions, halo hair extensions are a temporary hair extensions method. Sleeping with them is a bad idea. You should take off clip-ins or halo hair extensions before you go to bed!


Keratin Hair Extensions

Keratin bonded hair extensions are popular amongst women. They are a semi-permanent method, which means you can wear them for further prolonged periods without taking them off. Hair strands are attached to your natural hair with the help of a natural hot fusion method. You can have a peaceful sleep without worrying about them.


Sew in Hair Extensions

When installing sew-in hair extensions, hairstylists use a needle and thread to sew hair wefts on your pre-braided hair. As this method is also the semi-permanent hair extensions method, you can sleep with them safely.

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Micro Ring Loop Hair Extensions

When installing micro-ring hair extensions, hairstylists use a pair of pliers to clamp the microbead to attach hair strands to your natural hair. You can sleep with this type of hair extensions too because they are also the semi-permanent hair extensions method.


Tape-In Hair Extensions

Tape in hair extension is a semi-permanent method. You can sleep comfortably with them. The tapes are soft and thin that doesn't make it uncomfortable for you to sleep with. Be sure to have a high-quality tape that holds the extension nicely. A good quality tape will prevent it from falling or getting damaged during sleep. If any piece slips off during sleep, do not worry. Put them in place with a new tape.


6 Tips on How to Sleep With Hair Extensions:

1) Use a Good Quality Detangling Brush

Use a good detangling brush to brush your hair. Hair tends to get tangled after a long day. Investing in the right hairbrush will help you get the job done and will assure that knots stay away. 

Be gentle in the hair while detangling it. Start to brush your hair by starting at the ends of your hair and nicely brushing in-between the extensions. This will prevent it from any kind of damage. 

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2) Braid Them

Braiding the hair extension can be the best way to protect them. Braids keep the hair in one place. No matter whether you have medium or long hair, loose braids avoid the hair from being knotty overnight. You can even secure it with a simple ponytail. 

This will protect the hair from creasing at the end. It also avoids any breakage that is popular with traditional hair ties. An easy and relaxed topknot bun will also keep the hair knot-free, structured and tamed. 

Opening the plait braid in the morning will be much easier to brush your hair extension will not be tangled. 

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3) Satin or Silk Pillowcase

A satin or silk pillowcase is a valuable accessory for your hair self-care routine.  Sleeping on a satin or silk pillowcase will not allow the friction induced by cotton pillowcases to make the cuticle to the hair shaft rough. 

The satin or silk cloth is known for its smooth texture. This will avoid wrinkles as well! These are elegant, classy and protect the hair extension. What else do you need? 

4) Sleep Caps

Sleep caps are a neat way to protect your extension from being damaged. Sleeping causes frizz in the hair due to friction. Tie your hair into a bun and secure it with a clip. Do not pull your hair tightly. Put on the sleeping cap. Select a nice Sleeping cap that is made of silk.

5) Silk Scarf

If you wish to get up with your hair without it getting damaged, wrap a silk scarf around your hair. Do not use a cotton scarf, but a silk scarf.  Cotton absorbs the moisture of hair while silk doesn't.

6) Do Not Keep Your Hair Extensions Wet

Hair gets tangled easily when wet. It will be a big headache to detangle it in the morning. Avoid going to bed with wet hair extensions. Make sure that they are completely dry. If it is not dry, use a hairdryer to remove moisture. 


Is It Advisable To Wear A Ponytail With Hair Extensions While Sleeping?

If you want to keep your routine simple that does not demand extensive styling, a simple ponytail would also work.

Make sure to comb the hair thoroughly. Remove any knots and tangles before tying them. When the hair is smooth, make a low positioned ponytail that is not too tight. Making it tight would put pressure on the bond. Use a soft material hair band that holds the hair gently.

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Pampering the Hair Extensions Overnight

While trying your hair before going to bed, give them extra care by conditioning it at least one overnight a week. Your hair will be glossy. Avoid keeping it wet. Wet hair extensions will damage your natural hair as well as hair extension. 


Ways to Condition Your Hair Extensions Overnight

Whether you are wearing a keratin hair extension, a weft, a micro ring, or a tape, conditioning them overnight with the below-given steps can make the extensions soft and shiny.

Remove knots and tangles to thoroughly brush the hair extensions. Check the bonds to see if they need detangling.

Now is the perfect time to apply a hair extension suitable conditioner. Put it at the end and mid-lengths of hair extensions. Avoid applying it to your bonds. Braid your hair extensions or tie a loose ponytail. This will keep the hair away from your face, thereby avoiding tangling.

When you wake up in the morning, remove the braids in the morning. Wash the hair extensions to remove the hair conditioner from the extension. Your hair will feel shinier, healthy and soft. 


Final Words

Sleeping with hair extensions is safe and you shouldn't be much concerned about it. Inspect the roots of hair for any tangles or knots. Whether you are using tapes, wefts, pre-bonds or any extension, assessing your hair extension bonds should be done daily.

With all these considerable accessories to your night routine for your hair extension, you will feel relaxed. For additional safety, use a shower cap while bathing. Choose a cap that has an added antibacterial coating that hinders the growth of mildew and resists humidity by letting water out. 

Pampering your hair extension is essential in maintaining the lifespan of the hair strands and keeping them healthy and glossy. They will save your money, time and last longer.

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