What is the best way to protect your wig when you have to sleep in it

Let's be real. Wigs experts generally do not recommend sleeping with a wig on. But if you're exhausted, have new guests, or don't have your usual hairdressing tools, you might end up sleeping in with your wig on. It's not ideal, but it will happen.

Sleeping in a wig won't damage your hair, as long as you don't do it every day. While you know it's impossible to take off your wig before bed, you can follow these tips to protect your wig.

1. Cover your head

Whether your wig is human hair or not, too much friction can damage it. Over time, friction can destroy fibers and cause hair loss. It can also cause hair to become tangled, frizzy and dry, all of which can be painful.

To prevent the wig from rubbing, place the hair flat on your head and use bobby pins or pins to secure it. Then, wrap your head in a silk or satin scarf. This will keep your unit in place while also protecting it from friction.

2. Sleep on silk or satin pillowcases

Buy a silk or satin pillowcase for your own bed. That way, if your scarf slips off during the night, your wig won't get chafed and frizzy.

If you're using a silk or satin pillowcase, you can sleep without a scarf, but be aware that you may end up with more knots if you spin around while you sleep.

3. Give your wig a thorough brush in the morning

When you wake up, you may or may not have severe "bed sickness." Brush your wig carefully to remove tangles that formed overnight. This will prevent your hair from getting knotted or frizzy for the rest of the day. If your hair looks flat in some areas, use a little water, conditioner or wig spray to gently loosen it up.

4. Give your wig a break

Don't sleep with your wig on very often. Over time, all that friction can cause split ends, frizzy hair, knots, knots and other problems. In short, it will shorten the life of your wig. Not worth it!

5. Buy a wig for sleeping

Do you often doze off in a wig, or find yourself reluctant to take it off before bed? Consider buying a sleep wig that has been specially designed to withstand wearing overnight. Many women had a sleeping wig and a day wig; In this way, both types of wigs can maintain maximum life.

Do you sleep in a wig? How do you make it work?

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