Should You Sleep In Your Clip-Ins?
Can I sleep in my clip in extensions?” This is one of our most frequently asked questions. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but as a company, Kurly Klips does not recommend it. Why should you take them out before bed?
Not only is it better for your natural hair, it also increases the longevity of the hair extensions themselves. This goes for any brand – not just Kurly Klips. It’s well worth the effort to spend five minutes snapping them out before sleep. We go into it in depth in the video below, but here are some key points.
Sleeping In Clip Ins Is Dangerous to Your Hair’s Health
While clip-in extensions are a safe method to volumize and lengthen your natural hair, sleeping in them can damage your tresses. As you toss and turn in your sleep, the clips pull at your natural hair. Not only that, but they apply pressure to the hair shaft, making it weak and susceptible to breakage. And honestly, what’s the point of wearing extensions if they break your natural hair?
If your goal is length, do all you can to maintain its health: keep it clean, give it moisture, and take a break from styling. Proper use of clip ins will NOT damage your natural hair. But sleeping in them is classified as improper use. So rest your hair while you rest your body. Your tresses will thank you for it.
Sleeping In Clip Ins Cuts the Lifespan of the Extensions
Clip-ins generally last longer than extensions that are permanently attached to your head. Why? Because you’re not wearing them 24/7. You can literally deep condition the hair, air dry it, twist it up, and give it a break for however long you wish. This decreases the wear and tear on the hair that often come with other extension methods. Clip ins are a better investment for this reason.
However, it’s important to remember that hair extensions are NOT the same as hair that grows from your scalp. Hair that hangs from a weft does not receive the same natural oils and nutrients from your body. This is why all hair extensions eventually go bad. The natural oils that help your hair bounce back do not exist on hair extensions. For this reason, give them a break if you want them to last longer. The best time to do that is while you’re sleeping.
The Sleepover Factor
Now, I know a lot of people get paranoid about taking them out when they’re sleeping in the presence on another. And we cover that topic here. But please don’t make going to bed in your clip-ins a habit. Your natural hair will thank you, your clip-ins will thank you, and your wallet will appreciate the curtesy
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