You ladies have seen my hair loss, so you know what level of loss I have.
You know I glue my topper to my head (which looks ever-so-lovely when I take off my topper at night).
You know I have a husband.
So what do I wear to cover up my hair loss at night? What magical adornment do I wear to bed that makes my hair loss look 10x better than it is?
I’m sure you know the answer, and that answer is… nothing.
Most nights, I don’t wear anything to cover up my loss to bed.
My husband sees me in all my glory – big ol’ balding area (with overall thinness all over), complete with a dried on blob of glue on the top of my head.
Well, I should clarify – he doesn’t really “see me” in this state. Typically, he’s in bed as I finish up my bedroom routine, so he might make out a bit of my situation before I literally hop into bed, or in the morning since he usually wakes up first.
Leading up to bedtime, I might just keep my topper on all day, or sometimes I throw on a stretchy headband to wear around the house.
I know my routine doesn’t work for everyone, though. Many of you want to feel presentable around the house and in bed, even with supportive partners.
So, I have four suggestions if you’re not wanting to go bare-headed.
#1: Wear a headband
This is typically my solution of choice since it’s quick and easy. I have these exact headbands (thank you, awesome purchase history detail on Amazon!), as well as a similar multi-pack from the drugstore (or was it Target?). They are as basic as they come, but they do the job.
I did come across these vintage headbands today and I swooned a bit. I may have to get one of these as they are just too cute to pass up, and they come as a 4-pack. You could leave the front untwisted if you need wider coverage, or twist it to make it more interesting.
#2: Wear a breathable, super-soft head covering
While Jon Renau’s Softie is typically worn by those with no hair, there’s no reason why you couldn’t put your bio hair into a ponytail and tuck it up into this head covering.
I like that this comes in a ton of colors and is made of bamboo. That’s what makes it soft and breathable.
You could mix-and-match with your sleepwear (if you’re big on coordinating), or just pick up one color and wear it all the time.
#3: Find some “spare hair” you love
While everyone should run, not walk, to purchase a backup piece to have for day-to-day (trust me, you just NEVER know and it’s good to have one on stand-by just in case), you can do the same for nighttime hair.
Find an inexpensive wig you love and rock it in bed.
I wouldn’t recommend doing this with a topper since sleeping with clips on your bio hair will cause bald spots (and not be very comfortable!). Of course, if you’re on vacation or something a few nights won’t kill you, but don’t make this a habit.
For wigs, I find both Raquel Welch and non-lace front Freetress wigs to be extremely comfortable. While Raquel Welch wigs are a premium synthetic brand, Freetress is super-cheap.
The hairlines might not be extremely realistic, but we’re not trying to win an award here, right? We’re just going to bed, after all. 🙂
#4 Go the concealer route
It’s a little bit of a pain in the rear to think about, but you can absolutely wear concealers to bed.
For many years, I used a spray-in hair loss concealer to hide my hair loss. I didn’t apply it at night, but I certainly didn’t wash it out before bed. If you need a little concealer help to hide your hair loss at nighttime, feel free!
Some concealers might rub off on light-colored pillowcases, so you’ll need to be careful of that. When I used to faithfully conceal my hair loss, it was mostly on the top of my head (rather than the sides), so I didn’t run into that problem too often.
#5 Tie up a headscarf
This one might take a little practice, but if you have a beautiful headwrap at home, you can twist and tie it up into many different styles to hide your hair loss. This video shows 7 techniques in under 7 minutes – while she doesn’t have hair loss, she shows some full-head techniques that are really cute!
They look pretty simple, too!
(Skip to about :45 as the intro is long.)
These may be more for lounging than for actual sleeping, but you could probably sleep in a few of these. Some of these styles could be cute, too, with a wig or topper underneath.
I’d love to know – what do you do to cover your hair loss at night, if anything?
Oh, and if my husband could choose ANYTHING on this planet for me to sleep in, he’d choose Freetress Mizzy every single time.