How Do You Sleep with Hair Extensions?

Unless you’ve chosen halo hair extensions or clip-ins extensions, you’ll likely be living with your extensions installed for up to a few weeks. This means you’ll be sleeping with them each night. This can take a bit of time to get used to, especially with all the new length and volume you may not be accustomed to. Sleeping with hair extensions in place may be uncomfortable at first, so we’ve gathered a few tips to make it more comfortable for you:

Sleep with Hair

  • The braid. This is the most popular option for women with extensions, and for good reason. Pulling all your hair back into one long braid makes sure that it doesn’t get roughed up from friction between it and your pillow. Don’t make the braid too tight or you could risk the extensions coming loose. Braiding helps make sure that your hair doesn’t tangle while you sleep. As a bonus, you’ll wake up with lovely waves throughout your hair, so styling is a breeze.
  • The wrap. To protect the hair at night without having to change the curl-factor, use a sleeping cap or silk scarf to contain your extensions. This will prevent tangles, friction, and texture changes.
  • The turned-under ponytail. This is a good option for those that want to keep their extensions more or less straight. Simply pull your hair into a mid-low ponytail. On the elastic’s final loop around your hair, don’t pull the ponytail completely through. It will basically be folded in half, keeping your hair nice and tidy while you sleep.