You might be wondering if it is ok to sleep in a wig. While we don’t recommend sleeping in a wig, the occasional nap is not going to destroy it. We know chemotherapy treatments can be draining and sometimes what you think is just going to be resting your eyes for a minute turns into a full-blown nap. Ideally, you will remove your wig and put on a nice, cozy sleep cap before you go to sleep, but let’s face it, sometimes you simply don’t have the energy to find a pillow, let alone remove your chemo wig and hunt down your sleeping cap.
So what happens when you wake up two hours later, refreshed, but horrified to realize you still have your cancer wig on? First, you are going to want to comb through your hair. Start from the bottom and slowly work your way to the top while supporting the hair. NEVER rip through the hair from top to bottom. This will cause breakage near the cap and unlike your natural hair, this hair doesn’t grow back. If you come to a knot, slowly work through it. Again, be careful not to tug.
If you have fallen asleep on the sofa, there’s a good chance you are going to wake up to some static issues and a bad case of bed head. Our wigs are great, but they are not immune to bed head. If you do wake up with bed head, take a spray bottle filled with water and mist the area that has gone flat. In the case of static, simply use the finishing spray that has been provided to you. Spritz a little of the spray on your hands and rub your hands over your hair to remove the static.
Remember, it’s always best not to sleep in a wig, but your wig will survive an impromptu nap. If you need help taking care of your wig or have any questions, never hesitate to contact our wig shop.