7 Reasons Why You Should Never Sleep With Wet Hair:
Many of us have a habit of taking late showers at night and then going to bed with wet hair. I must admit I also do this on occasion despite knowing that I shouldn’t. You should be aware that this is one huge mistake. Sleeping with wet or even damp hair can cause many health problems.
When you go to bed with wet or damp hair, the moisture from your hair gets retained, which in turn inflames your scalp which makes it annoyingly itchy. Did you know that keeping a towel on your hair for too long can result in this issue as well?
Reasons why you should never go to bed with wet hair:
Sleeping with wet hair will for sure wake you up to tangled and matted mess in the morning. Your hair will be extremely hard to detangle. This especially applies to you if you have long locks.
Did you know that when your hair is wet that it is more prone to breakage? Sleeping with your hair wet only increases the risk of your hair breaking and we don’t want that.
When your scalp is moist for a long period of time it interferes with the function of the sebaceous glands. This results in the glands producing more or less oil. It could also disrupt the natural PH balance of your scalp in turn, triggering dandruff or excessive oil on your scalp.
Annoyingly Itchy Skin
Sleeping with wet hair can cause your scalp to itch. I can notice my scalp start getting itchy if I leave the towel on my hair too long when getting distracted by another task after showering. This happens because of the moisture that is formed on your scalp which in turn irritates the skin.
Sleeping with wet hair also makes your pillow wet. These wet linens then become a breeding ground for bacteria. This can lead to infections of the scalp.
When we sleep our body temperature rises. Because of the different temperature differences between your wet hair and your body you could get a headache.
Due to this difference in temperature, sleeping with wet hair can be a cause of muscle pain. This can appear as severe cramps or even facial paralysis.