26th Feb 2021



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Clip-in hair extensions are an excellent way to elevate your look without pulling and prodding your natural mane, but it can be a hassle to take them out after a big night out. When sleep is the only thing on your mind, you may wonder, can you sleep with clip-in hair extensions?

Hitting the hay with your clip-in extensions still attached is never recommended, but if you do it after the odd late night, there are some things you can do to prevent them from damaging your natural locks.

Here’s how to protect clip-in hair extensions while sleeping:

DO: Leave the clip-in extensions securely attached

You might think that giving your head some room to breathe by loosening up your extensions is better, but this can do more harm than good (not to mention that if you’re going to the trouble of loosening them all, you may as well take them out anyway!).

Unsecured extensions can easily be pulled when you rustle in your sleep, causing them to painfully pull on your natural hair. Also, you might want to wear a headband or put your hair in a low ponytail to sleep. Otherwise, you could wake up in a tangle that is no good for your hair, extensions, or hangover!

If you must sleep in them, it’s better to leave clip-in extensions securely in place.

DON’T: Give into your head itch

Of course, you can’t control the urge to itch when you’re deep in sleep, but otherwise, it’s best to avoid it. Scratching at your scalp while you’ve got clip-in extensions in can damage your extensions and pull at your natural hair.

DO: Try to protect your extensions using a head covering

Letting your hair flow freely while sleeping with clip-in extensions can be risky. To sleep more soundly, wear a silk bonnet to keep your locks tucked in. This helps to keep the hair protected and your extensions in a secure position so they don’t scratch and pull at your natural hair.

Plus, if you do end up scratching in your sleep, it’s a lot harder to actually catch your extensions.

DON’T: Sleep with your clip-in hair extensions often

While there are ways to prevent damage when sleeping with clip-in extensions, it’s always good practice to remove them before going to bed in the first place. This is the best way to keep your extensions looking gorgeous.

This guide is only designed for rare occasions where you don’t have the energy to remove them properly but keep in mind that clip-in hair extensions are not designed to be worn overnight.

The bottom line: sleeping with clip-in hair extensions

Clip-in hair extensions are easy to attach and remove, but there will be nights when you may be too exhausted to cap off your nightly routine. The list above should help you go to bed with peace of mind, but you shouldn’t make a habit of sleeping with clip-in extensions.

Properly removing your clip-in hair extensions will help them look great for longer and protect your natural hair. Extensions are a fun way to change your look, so it’s best to look after them properly. At Foxy Locks, we want to help you get the most out of your hair extensions, so why not look at our guide to caring for your clip-in hair extensions for even more advice and tips?

Why style your hair with Foxy Locks?

If you want to switch up your looks easily without pulling and prodding your hair, check out our Remy hair extensions at Foxy Locks. We’re a beauty salon in the UK that offers a wide range of natural hair extensions, so check us out if you want to give your tresses a glamorous makeover.

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