Wig experts generally do not recommend wearing a wig to sleep. But if you're exhausted, or you've just come home drunk, or traveled without tools, you might sleep Zzz in a wig. But it will definitely happen. So knowing how to protect your hair before you need it will make all the difference!
wrap your head
Excessive friction can damage the wig. Friction can degrade the fibers and cause hair to fall out less time. It can also cause tangles, frizz and dryness, all of which require wrapping your hair with a silk or satin scarf that reduces friction between the pillow and your hair. Start by laying your hair flat on your head and pinning or tying it.
sleep on silk or satin pillowcases
Buy silk or satin pillowcases for your own pillow or bed. Your wig will be free from friction and frizz. If you use silk or satin, you can leave the wig unwrapped.
brush your wig thoroughly in the morning
After waking up, brush or comb your wig carefully to remove any tangles, which will prevent dull or frizzy hair. If your hair is flattened, use a little water, leave-in conditioner or wig spray and lightly fluff.
give your wig a break
Try not to sleep in a wig too often. Friction can gradually split, curl, tangle, cushion and other problems over time. In short, it shortens the lifespan of the wig. Not recommended!
buy a sleeping wig
Do you often sleep with a wig on or you are too lazy to remove the wig before you go to bed? Consider investing in a sleep wig designed to be worn all night. Many women own both sleep wigs and day wigs; this way, both wigs will last the longest.