At the end of a long day, it’s tempting to take a hot shower, put on pajamas, brush your teeth, and go to bed. Have you ever wondered if it was safe to sleep with wet hair? Indeed, it is not without danger.
The consequences of sleeping with wet hair
The first drawback is aesthetic: what will your hair look like the next day? “When you try to style your hair, you may be having trouble with frizz, uneven waves, flat sides, and bad folds left by the pillow,” said Olga Gilbert, a stylist at Palm Desert.
“When you’re going to get your hair up in battle, you may have to rewash it to dry it properly and regain control.” Which will waste your time?”
Ms. Gilbert adds that, in the long term, this way of damaging the hair follicles and promotes brittle hair, because they are more fragile when they are wet. “If you tie them with a ponytail or ponytail elastic, they’ll break even more easily overnight.”
What to do if you sleep wet hair?
If you need to sleep with wet hair because, say, you have to get up early to get to work, there are a few easy tips to minimize the damage. First, swap your cotton sheets for silk sheets. Silk is much softer and does less damage to your hair; with a silk pillowcase, they will break much less.
Then do not sleep the hair tied. Rather loosely braid them instead of putting them together in a bun or ponytail. Finally, instead of using an elastic band, prefer clothespins or a fabric darling that will pull less on your hair overnight.