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Things To Know After Sleeping With Wet Hair

by Gorgeousgirl Staff, Updated December 27, 2016
Things To Know After Sleeping With Wet Hair

Is it okay to sleep with wet hair? That is one question that both men and women alike are dying to know the answer too. Yes, we know that there are times when you are either too tired or too lazy that you can’t afford to dry your hair before you head to bed. And for you, it’s okay. After all, what’s the worst thing that can happen when you sleep with wet hair, right? Well, we’ll see.

Is It Bad To Sleep With Wet Hair?

Well, the answer to this question depends on the temperature inside your room. According to experts, sleeping with wet hair in a warm room will most likely not cause any damages to your hair. But if you sleep with wet hair in a place that is cold, then you may encounter a few problems.

What Happens if You Sleep with Wet Hair?

And what might these problems be? Well, there are actually four bad things that might happen when you sleep in a cold room with wet hair. These are as follows:

  • You become susceptible to the cold virus.
    There are a few studies that indicate that sleeping with wet hair can help increase your risk of catching a cold. How can this be? According to this theory, when you sleep with wet hair, your body will feel a bit chilly. In response, the blood vessels in the throat and nose area constrict, making them not easily accessible by the white blood cells (which are the infection-fighting cells of the body). As a result, your immunity to the cold virus will be weakened.
  • You will get severe headaches.
    Yes, you read that right. Sleeping with wet hair can cause you to headache that is bad enough that it may even wake you up during the wee hours of the night. This is because your body temperature rises after taking a bath. And since your hair is wrapped in a towel, the moisture can heat up as well which may lead to headaches.
  • There’s a chance that you will get an infection.
    You may not know this but our pillows are a breeding ground for bacteria because the natural oils from our skin, sweat and dead skin cells all pile up in it. And as we all know, most bacteria thrive in moist conditions so sleeping with wet hair increases your risk of getting unwanted infection.
  • You will get split ends.
    Wet hair is fragile. Because of this, your hair will be susceptible to breakage and split ends because of the friction against the pillowcase that is produced when you turn and toss around during your sleep.

In short, it is bad to sleep with wet hair. If you are the type of person who loves to shower before bedtime, then you may have developed the habit of sleeping with wet hair. But maybe by now, you have realized that it is one bad habit that you need to break!

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