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After a long day at work, a late night out with friends or any other activity that drains your energy or keeps you up late at night remembering to take out your clip in hair extensions may be the very last thing on your mind. Unfortunately, whether you fall asleep with your clip in hair extensions in your hair or make the choice to go to bed with them still attached you run the risk of doing long term damage to your own hair. Avoid potential long term damage to your own hair when you go to bed while wearing your clip in hair extensions by learning the do’s and don’ts of sleeping in clip in hair extensions.

The Don’ts of Sleeping in Clip in Hair Extensions

  1. Don’t leave them loose

Clip in hair extensions that are left loose and attached to your own hair at bed time can become entangled in blankets and sheets and could even get pulled or yanked accidentally while you’re asleep resulting in damage to the area of your hair where your clip in hair extensions are attached.

  1. Don’t scratch your scalp

As you drift off into a peaceful sleep and are just beginning to get some much needed rest you may feel the clips from your clip in hair extensions begin to ever so slightly rub against your scalp and the sensation may make you feel like you need to scratch your head. Don’t do it. Scratching your scalp in the area where your clip in hair extensions are attached can result in damage to your hair especially if you’re drifting in and out of wakefulness because you may pull and scratch your hair much harder than intended.

  1. Don’t sleep in them often

The benefit of clip in hair extensions is they can be removed easily by simply unclipping them and sliding them out of your hair. While clip in hair extensions can be worn to bed occasionally they are not specifically designed to wear overnight.

The Do’s of Sleeping in Clip in Hair Extensions

  1. Keep your clip in hair extensions secure

If you find that sleeping in your clip in hair extensions is completely unavoidable make sure your clip in extensions are completely secure before going to bed. Use a headband or hair elastics secure your hair in a low ponytail or high upswept bun to reduce the chances of getting your clip in hair extensions tangled in the middle of the night.

  1. Cover them completely

Protect your own hair and your clip in hair extensions by slipping on a satin bonnet or wrapping your hair in a satin scarf before heading off to bed. The bonnet or scarf will help your clip in hair extensions stay in one place while you’re sleeping and act as a protective barrier between your bedding and your clip in hair extensions. Wearing a bonnet may also reduce the urge to scratch and eliminate potential for damage to your own hair if the clips rub against your scalp while you’re sleeping.