Is It Bad to Sleep with Wet Hair?
“Always put on sunscreen,” “you should bring a jacket,” and “if you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all.” Yep, mom knows best. But what about all those times she warned you about sleeping with wet hair? We investigate.
Actually, falling asleep with a head of wet hair won’t make you sick. The common cold is caused by a virus that has nothing to do with the temperature or dampness of your tresses.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean you should make a habit of it. That’s because your hair is weakest when it’s wet, which means that going to bed with wet hair may increase the likelihood of having breakage and tangles.
Furthermore, some people say that wet tresses can cause bacteria and mold to form on your scalp and pillow. But dermatologist Dr. Hal Weitzbuch tells this is just a theory without much proof.