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Sleeping with Hair Extensions on :Is It a Good Idea?

Any woman who has ever tried wearing hair extensions can tell you how amazing they are and how effective in making your hair look longer and fuller. Most people who have extensions will attest to the way extensions boost their confidence.

If you are interested in getting human hair extensions, you should know how to properly care for them. One of the most common questions that our experts get from customers is whether or not it’s safe to sleep while wearing the extensions. In this article, GT Hair Boutique will address that, plus share some tips so you can keep your extensions looking as fabulous as ever;

So, Is It Safe to Sleep with Extensions on?

The short answer is yes. But before you do this, it is important to understand that there are different types of hair extensions, and for some, it’s perfectly fine to sleep with hair extensions but there are others that you need to be more careful with.

Don’t Sleep with Your Clip-Ins on

Clip-in hair extensions are awesome in that they can be easily attached and removed whenever you like. You can choose to wear them every day when you go out or just save them for special occasions. But if there’s one thing that you shouldn’t do is sleep with them still attached because they are made to be worn in the day and not as a semi-permanent hair accessory. They could also weigh down and tug your natural hair as you sleep, which could cause damage.

Never Sleep with Wet Hair Extensions

Even if what you have are semi-permanent hair extensions, you still need to be careful when you’re sleeping with them on. For one, you should never sleep while they’re still wet. Not only will this get the hair all tangled up and matted, but the dampness and the friction with your pillows and beddings could also lead to shedding.

If you intend to sleep with the hair extensions on, make sure that you wash them at least a few hours before bedtime. If that’s not possible, at least blow dry your hair until it’s completely dry so it won’t tangle while you’re sleeping.

Brush and Braid Your Hair Before You Sleep

If you want to make sure that there will be no tangles when you wake up, brush your hair carefully once it’s dry and braid or plait it. This will prevent the hair from moving around while you’re asleep. As a bonus, you’ll get gorgeous beach waves in the morning without any effort!

Choose Pillow Case and Sheet Fabric That’s Kinder to Your Hair

A cotton pillowcase might be cool to your skin, and it’s an economical choice, but it’s not the best option for your hair. You need either a satin or a silk pillowcase and sheet, which is better for the hair as there’s reduced friction, and shedding can be avoided when you use either of the mentioned materials.


As mentioned above, you should avoid sleeping with clip-in hair extensions or with wet extensions, even if they're weave-ins. While having 100% human hair extensions mean that you have high-quality and durable extensions, it doesn't mean there's no risk of damage. You still need to take care of your extensions to avoid tangles, mats, and other damages. Of course, the quality of your extensions matters, so you should only get them from a trusted brand.

When you’re ready to give hair extensions a try, and you want to get the best wefts you can find, get them from GT Hair Boutique – your source for premium quality hair extensions in Ontario. Check out our collection today and find one that’s perfect for you!

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