When it comes to wigs, care and maintenance is so important to keep them looking in tip top condition.
But what if you want to sleep in your wavy wig?
Worried about messing up your waves at night? (Credit: Yuris Alhumaydy/ Unsplash)
If you’ve ever considered bedding down for the night without removing your wig first, you might have found yourself thinking of these common fears:
Will my wig slip off? Will my beautiful waves get tangled? Will I need to completely restyle it in the morning?
Thankfully, there are some easy tips out there that will ensure you have a good night’s sleep AND wake up with good hair.
YouTuber and alopecia sufferer Elana Belloni is constantly receiving messages from her followers asking what she does at night.
And the good news is, she has decided to tell the world exactly how she sleeps in a lace-fronted wig with natural waves.
Vlogger Elana Belloni suffers with alopecia (Credit: YouTube/ Vanali Co)
Before she slips under the duvet, Elana uses bendy foam rollers - like these from Superdrug - to maintain its shape.
Dividing her hair into sections, she rolls them up in the direction of the wave before securing each one in place.
One all her hair is done, Elana ties a silk scarf over the top of the rollers.
Elana has shared her tips for sleeping in a wavy wig (Credit: YouTube/ Vanali Co)
Elana says: “I love how secure and comfortable [the rollers] are, so I know they won’t budge when I’m sleeping, but I still go in with my silk scarf so I can lay them all down nice and flat.”
Explaining that a silk scarf helps keep the the lace down on her head, Elana adds: “It makes it a lot more comfortable, as you don’t have to worry about the rollers wiggling while you are sleeping.
“Just make sure you tie it tight enough to hold things in place but not too tight that it gives you a headache because, trust me, that can definitely happen!”
Elana woke up with perfect waves (Credit: YouTube/ Vanali Co)
Elana then goes on to reveal her “ultimate tip”, which is sleeping on a silk pillow case.
“Trust me, they are a lifesaver. Not only for your skin and hair, but because sometimes the scarves can come off,” she says.
The proof was definitely in the pudding.
Elana filmed herself the next morning and, as she removed the rollers one by one, her wig fell into beautiful and silky curls.
That seems pretty simple enough, right?!