How to Sleep in Your Wig

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Wigs are made of synthetic or real hair and come in different sizes and lengths. When selecting a wig you can choose the hair texture (straight, wavy, curly) and type of cap construction (lace front, capless, monofilament, hand-tied). If you select the hand-tied or lace front cap construction, you'll have to sleep with your wig because these types of cap construction are meant to be on permanently for a specific amount of time. You can sleep with your wig regardless of the the type; however, there are things you need to pay attention to to protect your wig.

  • Acquire a satin or silk pillow case for your pillow. This type of material prevents friction, which protects your wig from tangling or being damaged.

  • Use a silk scarf to wrap the hair. This cuts down the friction even more when you move your head while sleeping.

  • Brush off all the tangles from the hair in the morning to keep your wig from frizzing and matting.

Tips & Warnings

  • Sleeping with your wig will deteriorate the fibers faster, causing damage to your wig.
  • There are wigs manufactured specifically for sleeping. If you have a choice, using a sleeping wig will keep your daytime wig looking healthier for a longer period of time.

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