There’s been a lot of debate lately about how often you should wash your hair but what about WHEN you should wash your hair? Well, according to Cosmopolitan UK it’s a big no-no to do it at night.
Sally-Ann Travers, Consultant Trichologist at The Cotswold Trichology Centre & Theradome told Cosmopolitan UK that going to bed with wet hair can cause serious damage because of how much you move around in your sleep. Your hair then gets tangled and knotted causing breakage.
Travers explains, “the main issue with going to bed with wet hair is that the cuticle (outer layer) of the hair is more raised when wet — which is why often some women find their hair is impossibly knotty when wet but not so when dry.”
BUT, what if you put your hair into a loose braid to protect it? Well…
“Fungus likes moist warm conditions to grow and consistently sleeping with wet hair could contribute to an overgrowth in fungus or scalp ‘yeast’, potentially leading to scalp problems or dandruff. Spores could also develop in your pillow due to the same damp warm conditions, which could contribute to breathing issues, rhinitis and allergies,” states Travers.
So, what should you do if you HAVE to wash your hair at night? Your best option is to to blow it dry before you hit the hay,