As a diehard fan of my luxurious human hair wigs, I totally get the struggle of trying to comfortably catch some zzz's while wearing my luscious locks. Tossed hair, tangled ends, and flattened style are just some of the issues we wiggies deal with when it comes to beauty sleep.
But have no fear - after years of perfecting my bedtime wig routine, I'm sharing my top tried and true tips for sleeping like a baby without compromising your fabulous hair. From silk pillows and strategic styling to specialized bonnets and gentle braiding, I've discovered foolproof tricks to wake up with your strands still slayed.
In this post, you'll learn pro techniques for position, protection, maintenance and more - no more waking up with flattened frizz! Instead, say hello to pillow-creases free hair that's refreshed and ready to wow in the morning. Get the scoop on caring for lace fronts, reducing friction, minimizing manipulation and expert revival methods.
So kiss discomfort and bad wig days goodbye as you drift off into dreamland. It's time to revolutionize your beauty sleep! Together we'll explore how to get comfortable, maintain that polished look, and wake up gorgeous with these game-changing ideas for catching zzz's in your natural hair. Ready to rest easy, wig babe? Let's start snoozing in style!
How to Position Your Wig for Maximum Comfort While Sleeping
When sleeping in your wig, positioning is key for keeping the hair fibers smooth and tangle-free overnight. The best position is on your back with your head facing the ceiling and ample space around the perimeter of the wig. Avoid positions that smash the wig fibers on the side of your head or face. You can place a satin-lined wig grip underneath to keep things secure yet comfortable. An additional pillow for elevating your head slightly can also take pressure off the wig area.
The Best Pillowcases and Bedsheets for Reducing Friction on Your Wig
Friction from regular cotton linens can cause extra tangling, frizz and even wig fiber damage overnight. Choose smooth, slippery fabrics like satin and silk instead for both your pillowcases and sheets. The slicker surface allows wig hairs to slide cleanly rather than getting caught on fabric. Not only will this lead to fewer knots and less breakage, but you’ll also find wigs hold style better after sleeping on gentle fabrics versus rough cotton that causes tangles.
Low Manipulation Sleep Styles to Maintain Your Wig Overnight
To minimize disturbance of your wig fibers while getting rest, opt for sleeping styles that require little to no adjustment or handling throughout the night. Simple braids, twists and loose buns are perfect examples, keeping the hair neatly contained until morning with zero manipulation needed. Make sure sections are large enough to avoid added tension. You can gently smooth the perimeter of the wig once comfortably positioned on your pillow and allow the interior braids or twists to air dry if needed before covering up for beauty rest.
Using Bonnets, Scarves, and Other Protective Covers for Sleep
Protecting your wig from friction overnight prevents stylist-ruining tangles and knots from forming. Snug fit caps and bonnets specifically designed for wig wear make excellent overnight covers. Look for soft, smooth fabrics like satin and silk rather than abrasive options that could disturb hair. Make sure to fully contain ends and gently pull excess fabric if needed to envelope all wig fibers securely. Some scarves even feature cinching elements to keep coverage in place regardless of sleep position shifts.
Tips for Side Sleepers to Reduce Tangles and Knots
For those who favor snoozing on their side, a few targeted tips will keep your luscious wig tangle and friction free even in this challenging sleep position. Placing a soft scarf underneath your face and wig perimeter protects vulnerable hairlines and delicate lace fronts from smashing overnight. Lifting the edge of your pillow so the wig crown falls into open space prevents fibers from catching and knotting up along the pillowcase. You can also gently pull the wig perimeter forward before lying down to provide extra slack, minimizing tension on hairs all night long.
Caring for Lace Fronts and Hairlines While You Sleep
If you are wearing a human hair wig with a lace front or delicate hugging hairline, providing extra protection at night is crucial. The scalp mimicking lace and fine perimeter hairs are vulnerable to snagging and damage from friction. Place a silk scarf, wrap or trib bonnet over your edges to isolate and cushion them against a hard pillowcase. Avoid shifting your head or face down directly on the hairline while asleep as compression can weaken the materials. Smooth down perimeter fly aways and stray hairs before covering up.
Refreshing and Reviving Your Wig in the Morning After Sleep
Even with botanical-liquid-based best practices, you may still need to refresh and revive some areas of your wig after extended overnight wear or if shifting in your sleep disrupted certain sections. Lightly misting ends and smoothing fly aways with a boar bristle brush gives bounce back to flattened areas. For added volume, diffuse upside down and focus on building interior height versus flattening top areas against your head with downward heat styling.
Best Practices for Long Term Wig Care with Regular Sleep Wear
If you wear your human hair wig routinely overnight, make sure to incorporate a regular clarifying wash every 1-2 weeks. Using sulfate-free shampoos in tandem with apple cider vinegar rinses removes any gradual buildup from nightly haircare products and lets strands shine. Avoid over brushing to keep wig fibers strong as daily wear can cause extra tress tension over time. Additionally, give your hairline and fragile lace front extra moisture with weekly leave in conditioning treatments before braiding or wrapping for protected sleep.
Getting your beauty rest while wearing a natural hair wig doesn't have to feel impossible. With a few simple adjustments like protective covering, gentle styling, friction-reducing linens and strategic positioning, you can sleep comfortably without disturbing your luscious locks overnight. Wake up refreshed after snoozing fabulously on high thread count pillowcases instead of wrestling with uncomfortable cotton. Experience tangle-free bliss thanks to overnight braids and twists that keep manipulation to a minimum.
Follow these pro tips and tricks for wig care while you slumber and get ready to take your strands from drab to fab directly from dreamland. No matter your sleep style or favorite hair silhouette, you can maintain your gorgeous look without sacrificing comfort or coming home to a matted mess in the morning. Your edges, ends and wefts will thank you.
So don't lose sleep over keeping your wig babe mane flawless 24/7. By being gentle yet proactive, you can have the best beauty rest and your dream hair too. Sweet dreams and stay fabulous, wig sweeties! Let me know how these overnight ideas work for your lovely locks.