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What happens when you sleep with wet hair?

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1. Know why you should not sleep with wet hair

Just like many other famous old wives’ tales, we all have been told that sleeping with wet hair can make us sick. And with no evidence and explanation, it is highly likely that we have been ignoring this warning. But in doing so, we are putting ourselves in danger. Let’s find out how.

2. Sleeping with wet hair

To avoid the morning hustle, many of us prefer washing our hair at night. But because you are too tired or generally lazy, you skip blow drying your hair. Does this happen to you? If, yes, you need to read this.

Sleeping with wet hair does these seven bad things:

3. It can lead to hair breakage

Our not-so-healthy diet and severe levels of air pollution have already caused enough harm to our hair. And when we sleep with wet hair, it leads to more breakage as hair is weakest when it is wet. When you toss and turn while sleeping, friction causes the wet hair to break easily.

4. It can make you sick

If you are sleeping with the air conditioner on or it’s winter, there are high chances that sleeping with wet hair will make you feel colder and ultimately sick.

5. You will spend more time styling your hair

When you sleep with wet hair, you have no idea in what shape your hair will be when you wake up the next morning. This requires more time to style your hair the next day.

6. Worsens your immune system

It is said that sleeping with wet hair will worsen your immune system and will make you more susceptible to cold and flu virus.

7. It can lead to bacteria growth

Combination of warmth and water leads to the rapid growth of bacteria. So, now just imagine when you sleep with your wet hair on your pillow, how much bacteria will grow on it. The warmth and water from your hair can be the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and mold. And just changing the pillow covers will not help because the water and warmth penetrate into the pillow. Eww.

8. Can cause dandruff

The same warmth and dampness can multiply bacteria on your head and lead to hair dandruff. Also, sleeping with damp hair strips the natural oil away from your hair, making your hair dry. The combination of bacteria and loss of natural oils from the hair makes the scalp more prone to dandruff.

9. Can give you acne

If your pillow is full of bacteria, chances are you will soon experience a break out of acne. Your skin will thank you if you dry your hair before you sleep.

10. What you can do?

– Wash your hair 2-3 hours before your bedtime so that you have enough time to dry them.

– Blow dry your hair if you are washing them at night.

– Sleep on a silk pillowcase; it will prevent hair breakage by reducing friction.

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