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Wigs 101: Can You Sleep In A Wig?


Can I sleep in a wig? Every wig wearer knows that braiding natural hair and gluing down the wig takes a few hours. Of course, we want it stay as long as it can to save our time and the glue is really messy. It’s a nightmare if we need to take off the wig everyday before we sleep.

To be honest, it’s not a good idea to sleep in your wig. Sleeping in your wig will considerably reduce the lifespan of your wig, as friction may always exists between your hair and pillow which may cause tangles, frizz, and dryness of your wig. But, it’s very common that people sleep with a wig on. If such things happen, remember the following tips will help you reduce the damage that sleeping in your wig will cause.

How to sleep with a wig on?

Prepare your wig before sleeping

Too much friction will damage your wig. To reduce friction while sleeping, you can braid your wig or put it in a ponytail and pin or tie it into place. Then, try to warp your head with a silk or satin scarf.


Use a silk or satin pillow case

Besides preparing, you can also use a silk or satin pillow case. This may also reduce matting, tangling and other friction related issues.


Brush your wig thoroughly in the morning

When you wake up, carefully yet thoroughly brush or comb your wig to remove any knots that may have formed overnight. Don’t be lazy and just let the knots on, the knots will be very difficult to move. If your hair looks flat in some areas, use a little water, leave-in conditioner or wig spray and gently fluff it.

Buy an alternative wig

Give your wig a break. Consider buy an alternative wig, often change another wig to wear. By the way, when take off the wig, remember to wash and store it properly.

If you want more information about how to sleep in a wig, watch the video.

After reading this article, can you share with us whether you sleep in your wig and your tips on sleeping in a wig.

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