Is It Bad To Sleep With Wet Hair? 7 Reasons To End This Bad Habit | LxH
Sleeping with wet hair? You probably shouldn’t.
If you’re like most girls, you want to know the real answer to the question "Is it bad to sleep with wet hair?" The short answer is yes, sleeping with wet hair can be bad.
But it's not the end of the world if you do. Sleeping in damp hair isn't going to kill you or give you cancer or make your hair suddenly fall out, and some people claim that it has health benefits such as strengthening the immune system. But this doesn't necessarily mean that it's a good idea to sleep with wet hair.
We listed 7 reasons why you should NEVER sleep with wet hair. Read down below to know why!
7 Reasons to NEVER Sleep With Wet Hair
Reason #1: Sleeping with wet hair can cause Loss of Vitamins and Minerals
The main cause of hair loss is "damage", which includes sleeping with wet hair. Not only will you lose long-term hair growth but you may also notice short term breakage affecting the health of your cuticles.
Sleeping with wet hair contributes to moisture loss. This can cause your tresses to become more prone to frizzing, tangles, split ends and knots.
Reason #2: Sleeping with wet hair can give you Fried or Grumpy Hair
If you have really thick or wavy hair, sleeping with wet hair could result in straightening the natural curl pattern of your locks. Over time this could lead to hair damage and result in grumpy hair days.
Reason #3: Sleeping with wet hair can lead to Dry Scalp and Acne
If your scalp starts producing too much oil due to sleeping with wet hair, this excess oil can clog your hair follicles and lead to acne. Sleeping with wet hair is also more likely to promote the growth of bacteria and mold, which can also lead to irritating skin conditions or rashes.
Reason #4: Sleeping with wet hair can lead to Dandruff
Dryness leads to an increased incidence of dandruff. This is because when your scalp isn't moisturized, it causes it produce more oil that could cause an itchiness resulting in the flaking off of skin cells on the scalp.
If you have a dry scalp, you could notice an increased amount of dandruff. If you do have any flakes on your hairline while you sleep, the oils from your pillow might rub off on to your bedding causing your sheets to stick together. This could be very uncomfortable if you're not clean about your bedding!
Reason #5: Sleeping with wet hair can result in Split Ends
When your scalp is dry, it may also make your hair more prone to breakage. So in addition to frizziness and knots, another result could be noticeable split ends which will lead to shorter growth over time.
Reason #6: Sleeping with wet hair Can Be Very Heavy
Sleeping with wet hair will make your locks heavier which could lead to some neck pain while you sleep. This effect on your neck is especially true if you have really thick or coarse hair. You don't want to wake up with a sore, stiff neck right?
To prevent any of these effects, use a silk or satin pillowcase and invest in a good quality conditioning mask!
Reason #7: Sleeping with wet hair will leave your hair Smelling Foul
If you sleep with wet hair then the scalp is likely to sweat due to the change in temperature around the head. This sweat mixes with snails secreted by glands called "sebaceous glands" which are found on the scalp. The result of these two things mixing together? A foul smell around the head that often smells something like bad eggs.
There you have it! 7 reasons why you should keep your hair dry before going to bed. Will you break this bad habit? You should.