How to Sleep in a Lace Front Wig

by Pilar Ethridge ; Updated September 28, 2017

You can shower, wash, and sleep in a lace front wig.

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Wigs offer a quick change of style by giving you a brand new look in just minutes. Lace front wigs are especially convenient because they look natural and can be worn for weeks without having to be removed. Before you commit to sleeping in a lace front, it's important to understand that there's maintenance involved to keep the wig intact.

Buy a silk or satin scarf for tying your hair up at night. It should be large enough to wrap around your head comfortably. For the purposes of protecting the wig hair, satin, silk, or similar materials are suitable because they will not snag the hair fibers or cause static.

Wrap the scarf around your head once so that the wig hair is completely covered. Secure the scarf with a loose knot at the nape of your neck.

Opt to sleep on a satin pillowcase if the thought of wrapping your hair up every night does not appeal to you. Should you choose to wrap your hair in a scarf and sleep on a specialty pillow case, the two should be made of the same fabric.

Sleep as you normally would. You might find that your scarf needs adjusting during the night if it shifts or slides around.

Untie your head wrap each morning and finger style the wig. Depending on the type of hair or fiber that the wig is made from, you might have the option of using heated styling tools as well.

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About the Author

Since 2006, Pilar Ethridge has had the pleasure of honing her writing skills as the assistant editor of the newsletter from a Washington, D.C. nonprofit organization. Her interests include children's media, film, American pop culture, crafts, and performing arts in general. Based in Southern California, Ethridge received a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies from the University of California.