4 reasons why you should never sleep with "wet hair"

Health News

20 Jun 2024

4 reasons why you should never sleep with "wet hair"

      One activity we all need to do before bed is showering to cleanse our bodies from dirt, sweat, and the fatigue of the day. Some people choose to only shower, while many others also wash their hair. Washing hair before bed can become a problem because it takes time for hair to dry completely. Often, we end up sleeping with wet hair, which can lead to risks that shouldn't be overlooked.

  • Scalp Problems: Fungal and dandruff buildup can occur. The primary cause of scalp fungus is moisture. Sleeping with wet hair allows bacteria and germs to accumulate on your pillow, affecting not just your hair but also your scalp and overall health.
  • Split Ends, Weak, and Falling Hair: Hair is most fragile when wet. Sleeping with wet hair, especially if you toss and turn, can lead to hair shaft breakage and ultimately split ends.
  • Bacteria Growth on Pillow: The moisture from your hair combined with the warmth of your body creates an ideal environment for bacteria to breed. Regularly doing this will increase bacterial buildup, which can negatively impact your health.
  • Getting Sick: Sleeping with wet hair can lead to headaches or fevers in the morning. This happens because you go to bed with a wet body and low body temperature, making you susceptible to illness.



Clearing Up Doubts: Is It Good to Wash Your Hair Every Day?

      Many people wonder whether washing hair every day is good. The answer is that it has both pros and cons. Washing your hair cleans both the hair and scalp of dirt and oil. However, washing your hair daily can also strip away essential oils and elements necessary for healthy hair and scalp.

Pros :

  • Removes oil buildup on the scalp
  • Eliminates dust particles from hair
  • Cleans dirt from hair, leaving the scalp clean
  • Makes you feel more refreshed

Cons :

  • Hair dryness
  • Brittle hair
  • Hair breakage
  • Split ends
  • Increased oiliness
  • Potential dandruff



How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

      In Thailand's humid climate, it's recommended to wash your hair 3-4 times a week or every other day to clean excess oil, remove dirt buildup on the scalp, and reduce bacteria and germs on the scalp. However, it also depends on your hair type and other factors.



      No matter how urgent it is to go to bed—whether due to a power outage, lack of equipment, extreme fatigue, or laziness—try to dry your hair as much as possible. Methods to dry your hair quickly include gently blotting with a towel, using a fan, or blow-drying. If you can't dry your hair completely, make sure it is as dry as possible to avoid sleeping with wet hair throughout the night or until morning.




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