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Advice, Aftercare, Hair Extension Specialists

How To Sleep With Hair Extensions

There are a few things you can do to make it more comfortable and protect your extensions while you sleep.

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There are a few things you can do to make it more comfortable and protect your hair extensions while you sleep.

The first day you have extensions going to sleep with them can feel a little uncomfortable. It doesn’t take long for you to get used to having hair extensions and your daily routine doesn’t have to change too much to ensure you keep your extensions looking their best.

Here are a few of our suggestions of how to sleep with hair extensions:

1. Braid your hair extensions

Braiding your hair is a great way to keep your extensions from tanging while you sleep. Make sure to use a gentle technique when braiding and use a hair tie to secure your braid in place. This is also a great way to achieve heatless waves, once you release your braid you will have soft waves.

2. Don’t sleep with wet hair

Sleeping with wet hair can cause your extensions to tangle so make sure to thoroughly dry your hair before going to bed. You should always make sure you thoroughly dry where the connections of your extensions are and don’t leave your hair to air dry.

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3. Protect Your Extensions

If you have a Clip In Extensions make sure to remove them before you go to bed. When you purchase Clip In extensions online or in the salon, we will give you a Vixen and Blush pouch which is the perfect place to keep your Clip Ins. Our Clip In extensions are made using the same finest quality hair that all our extension methods are. This means with the correct care and maintenance your Clip In set will last you for years! As Clip In’s are a temporary method it’s best not to wear them for long periods of time, they can easily be clipped in and out for a special occasion or events.

4. Tie Your Hair Up

If you don’t want to braid your hair, you can tie it up in a loose bun or ponytail. We recommend low hairstyles when you have hair extensions, so you don’t over direct your extensions. No high pony’s or buns allowed.

Following these tips will help ensure that your hair extensions stay looking great and stay healthy for the recommend wear time!
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For other advice such as can you swim with hair extensions and going on holiday with hair extensions check out the advice page of our blog.


Sarah Mckenna

Sarah McKenna is the founder of Vixen & Blush and The London Hair Lab. Sarah graduated as a research biochemist in 2005 and started a career within the pharmaceutical industry, before becoming a hair extensions expert. In 2010, Sarah gained insight into the hair extensions industry and could see that clients had a very poor value/quality proposition. At that time, poor-quality hair extensions were available, at prohibitively high prices. Sarah left her initial career and set out on a mission to improve the hair extensions industry in the UK, using her research and development skills.

Spending 3 years securing a high-quality and sustainable supply of human hair, Sarah then developed new products and fitting techniques to allow long-term refits of the same hair. In this way, Sarah was able to offer hair extensions services at a more affordable price to clients, while improving the quality of the service for her clients.

With Vixen & Blush starting in 2012 as a 1 chair salon in London, Sarah quickly grew the business to what it is today, a team of more than 20 hair professionals working together as London’s leading hair extensions specialists.