How you wear your hair extensions at night is very important, as we have little control over our sleep patterns and cannot know for sure how much we are moving at night, or how much our partner moves, therefore by securing our hair extensions we can protect them from the unknown.

How To Wear Long Hair Extensions At Night

If you have very long hair extensions, the best way to wear them at night it to secure them in a braid.  A braid is a great style as it keeps your hair out of the way, and it very easy to deconstruct in the morning before brushing.  Not only does securing your hair extensions in a braid keep them nice and tidy, it also prevents the hair extensions from becoming caught either by you rolling over them, or by a partner, pet, or child unknowingly laying on your hair extensions.

In addition to keeping you hair extensions safe, securing them in a braid has the added benefit of forming a natural wave through the hair extensions, resulting in you being able to opt for a simple style in the morning, brushing the hair extensions and leaving them wavy for a quick and effortless style.

It is very important when securing your hair extensions at night that you are using a suitable hair bobble which does not cause your hair extensions bonds any tension, and prevents snagging which can cause split ends.

Use A Snag Free Hair Bobble When Tying Back Your Hair Extensions

When securing your hair out of the way, it is important to try to use a snag free hair band such as an Anti-Tension Extension Bobble.  Many hair bands have a metal clamp which is used to hold the band together, however this can snag on your hair causing breakage or making it difficult to remove the band.  Using a snag free hair band like the Anti Tension Extension Bobble which has been secured with an adhesive will minimise this from occurring, and even for those who do not wear hair extensions and are simply looking for advise on managing long hair at night will find this to be a very useful tip to take forward.  Anti Tension Extension Bobbles also have the added benefit of not kinking the hair, minimizing the need to style the hair extensions in the morning and reducing the amount of heat styling.

How To Wear Short Hair Extensions At Night

If you have shorter hair extensions, sometimes a braid is not possible, especially if you have only had the hair extensions to add thickness and not much length.  In these instances simply securing your hair in a ponytail will be enough to keep your hair out of the way whilst you are sleeping.  If possible, try to fold your ponytail under itself, as this will secure the hair and prevent it from tangling or creating friction against your pillow case.

Never Sleep With Your Hair Extensions Wet

One of the key rules for hair extension wearers of any kind, be that micro ring, nano ring, prebonded or any other, is that you must under no circumstances sleep with your hair extensions wet or damp.

Damp or wet hair extensions promote tangles and in worst case scenarios cause matting, therefore before you sleep and tie your hair back you must make sure your hair extensions are 100% dry.  If your hair is not dry, you must use a hairdryer to remove the excess moisture.  Although it may become tempting from time to time to leave your hair damp, please remember that your hair extensions require more TLC than your natural hair, and just one night of leaving your hair in this way can cause problems which are not impossible to fix, but may cost you time and money.  To learn more about how to dry your hair extensions, or why you should not sleep with wet hair extensions, please click the link.

Sleeping On A Satin Pillowcase When You Have Hair Extensions

In addition to securing your hair extensions and making sure they are dry, you can also use a satin pillow case which will help prevent matting because of the smooth surface which promotes less friction.

By following these simple steps when preparing your hair for bed, your hair extensions will be easy to manage in the morning and will stay in a healthy condition the entire time you are wearing them.  A little effort goes a long way with hair extensions, and these steps are worth following to ensure your hair extensions stay beautiful at all times.

Make sure you check out our top tips for looking after your hair extensions for new and healthy looking extensions.


Hello, my name is Amy, and I am the founder and owner of SimplyHair and award-winning aftercare product brand, HairExtensionBFF. I have over ten years of experience in the hair extension industry, having first undergone my training as a hair extensions technician in 2010.

I started my career working as a mobile hair extensionist, fitting predominantly micro ring hair extensions, I travelled all over the county, transforming women's hair and lifting their confidence. After sourcing my own hair to use on my clients, and seeing how much they loved it and how high quality it was, I decided to become a supplier to other hair extensionists and salons nationwide, which quickly developed worldwide. I have also won the award for designing the Best Detangler at the 2019 Hair Awards and made finalist for Star Product for my Pre-Shampoo treatment.

SimplyHair's hair extensions are located in many salons throughout the UK and US, and are worn on national TV shows such as ITV’s Dancing On Ice. We are proud to supply many celebrities and well-known figures including Stacey Dooley, Dannii Dyer, Maura Higgins, Pixie Lott, Denise Van Outen, and many more. We are fortunate enough to see our products worn by Saffron Barker for her photoshoots with Primark and Superdrug, as well as all of the stars of the Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2020.

Having an equal passion for both the hair extension industry and the small business community, I ensure that SimplyHair not only focuses on a quality product but also on valuable advice and guidance on growing a business. We want to see our community grow and thrive, and enjoy being a part of that with them.

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