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 NightIf 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 WetOne 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.
Sleeping On A Satin Pillowcase When You Have Hair ExtensionsIn 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.
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