Why You Should Stop Sleeping with Wet Hair?

Nagini Shree |Sep 26, 2018

Many of us are having a habit of sleeping with wet hair, this is a big mistake. In fact, sleeping with damp or wet hair can be the culprit of many ailments.

A long working day makes you exhausted, all you’d like to do is take a warm shower and go straight to your bedroom regardless of wet hair. Before doing that, take a second to think about the consequences of keeping wet hairs to sleep.

What Will Happen if You Go to Bed with Wet Hair?

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  1. Catching a cold

Many people often consider sleeping on wet hair as the cause of having a cold. However, according to scientists, the common cold is caused by viruses; therefore, going to bed with wet hair in cold temperatures will actually lead to a cold. On the other hand, it’s true that your body gets colder due to wet hair, the blood vessels in your nose and throat constrict, which creates the condition for some virus to get through your immune. As a result, you will be much more susceptible to the virus.

Besides that, cold weather can increase your risk of some diseases such as heart problems and hypothermia.

  1. Bacterial growth

When we sleep on a pillowcase, and the hair is still wet, it will become a common place for bacteria to set up home. Therefore, it may lead to infections.

  1. Prone to breakage

We all know that right after washing, our hair is at the weakest point. Pulling, twisting, tugging or playing with your hair can do harm to the scalp and strands. You risk overstretching your hair, which may cause it to snap.  In most cases, you can suffer from split ends and dead frizzy.

  1. Dandruff

Dandruff often results from scalp dryness. However, according to some studies, wet hair causes greasy hair and greasy hair, which leads to flaky dandruff. To be more specific, the excessive moisture of the scalp interfere with the function of sebaceous glands. Consequently, they will either produce more oil or reduce oil production. Additionally, when your scalp remains moist for a longer time period, it can lead to an imbalance in the natural PH.

Tips to live with wet hair

If you don’t have enough time to blow dry your hair before going to bed, at least you should use a towel to absorb most of the moisture and minimize the damage.

Change materials in choosing your pillow. You had better invest in a silk pillowcase. The fibers glide through strands, lower friction, and brings about smooth and glossy hair for you.

When your scalp is itchy, try to avoid scratching. It’s best for you to apply some argan oil to cleanse skin, soothe irritation and restore elasticity.

Above all, changing your bad habit of sleeping with wet hair remains first and foremost method to protect hair health.


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