Can I Sleep With My Human Hair Extensions In?

Sleep is an essential element of good health. It relaxes the mind, body, and all the components necessary for good mental and physical wellness. So, to optimise the advantages of sleep, it makes sense that the body, particularly the head, is free of anything that may interfere with a good night’s rest.

Firstly, we must highlight that Showpony permanent hair extensions are comfortable to sleep in! With sleek designs and innovative techniques, the hair extensions sit against your natural hair for your comfort. However, it is important to take the appropriate steps to ensure the hair does not become entangled or uncomfortable while sleeping.

Women who are new to using human hair extensions may be unaware of the value in following a correct hair care routine. As a result, we've put together this guide to show you how to sleep with hair extensions in and the best ways to do it.

The tips and method stay the same regardless of the type of extensions you're wearing, whether that may be tapes, microbeads, or wefts.

Sleeping with long hair extensions

The best option to keep your human hair extensions safe is to braid them at night. This works perfectly with long hair extensions. It’s also a great way to keep your hair away from your face, avoiding bacteria that can cause acne.

Braiding your hair also keeps it from accidentally pulled if you, your kids, or your spouse roll over them. The upside? Braiding will also give you gorgeous waves to wake up to – the perfect, effortlessly natural and wavy hairstyle!


Use a tension-free hair tie or scrunchie

Many common hair ties available in the market are made with metal clamps that keep the band together. These are not ideal, as they are prone to getting caught in your hair and causing breakage. This is why a tension-free hair tie or scrunchie is your best bet. It keeps your human hair extensions from snagging while you are sleeping.

This is also beneficial for those who don't wear hair extensions and are just seeking advice on managing long hair at night. Anti-tension hairbands offer the added benefit of not frizzling the hair, keeping you from using too many hair styling products and minimising the level of styling your hair will need in the morning. 

Never go to bed with wet hair extensions

One thing to always remember when wearing human hair extension, whether you are wearing mini micro beads, tapes, or a weft, is to never sleep with wet hair.

Damp hair extensions are prone to knots and, in the worst-case scenario, matting, so make sure your hair extensions are completely dry before going to bed and gently tied back. If your hair isn't completely dry, you'll need to use a hairdryer.

Although it may be tempting to leave your hair moist from time to time, just one night of doing so can produce problems that can be difficult and time consuming to fix. Keep in mind that your hair extensions require a little more TLC than your natural hair.

Sleep on a soft satin pillowcase

In addition to braiding your hair extensions and ensuring they are dry; a satin pillowcase can prevent matting due to its smooth surface, resulting in less friction.

Your human hair extension will be easy to handle in the morning and will stay in beautiful condition if you follow these simple steps when preparing your hair for bed. With hair extensions, a little bit of prep work goes a long way, and these tips are worth following to keep your extensions always looking great.

Make sure to read our human hair extension after care tips to keep your extensions looking salon-fresh and healthy!