7 Reasons to Stop Sleeping with Wet Hair

7 Reasons to Stop Sleeping with Wet Hair

Kim -

We have all had this experience: You want (or need) to take a shower before going to bed, but you don't have the time or energy to dry your hair before going to bed. You may also be told that sleeping with wet hair can make you sick. Let us be clear, our hair should not get wet before you go to bed. Try to let your hair dry before going to bed.

1.It will make you acne

The water in the hair can cause bacteria to multiply in the pillow. This is bad news for people who are prone to acne. So if you are going to sleep with wet hair, make sure to use extra pillowcases and change them regularly. It is best to dry your hair before going to bed.

If your pillow is full of bacteria, you are likely to get acne very quickly.

2.Cause hair loss

Hair breaks most easily when wet. It can absorb 45% of its own weight of water. Wet hair during sleep will weaken the follicles and make your hair more fragile. In addition, your hair may also lose its natural shine and luster. When you sleep with wet hair, your pillow absorbs the natural oils and excess moisture in your hair.

3.Cause dandruff

Warmth and humidity can multiply bacteria on your head and cause dandruff. In addition, sleeping with damp hair will take away the natural oils from the hair. Bacteria and the loss of natural oils in the hair make the scalp more prone to dandruff.

4.Make your hair dull

If you have wet hair when you sleep, your hair is likely to be flat, frizzy, or generally dull when you wake up. When the moisture in the hair is absorbed by the fabric of the pillow, the natural oils are also absorbed. Without these oils, your hair will lose luster, look dull and dehydrated.

5.Weak immune system

If you sleep with wet hair, it can worsen your immune system and make you more susceptible to colds and flu. If you sleep with the window open when your hair is wet, you may even get sick.

Overnight, your body temperature is at the lowest daily level, and wet hair during sleep will cause your body temperature to drop further. Studies have found that a lower core temperature reduces the immune response to the common cold.

6.May cause hair breakage

There are many reasons for hair breakage, including certain hairdressing products, diet, and stress. If your hair is wet, your hair may become tangled during sleep, and these knots are difficult to get out without breaking the strands.

7.Bacterial growth

A damp pillow is a breeding ground for bacteria. Only replacing the pillowcase will not solve the problem, because bacteria and fungi will penetrate deep into the surface.

So your wet head at night may make you more prone to scalp problems. To prevent this from happening, try to dry your hair before hitting the sheets, at least at the roots.