Ladies, sometimes we just gotta talk about the hard stuff around here. I’m talking about the thought-provoking, controversial, heated debates.
Topics that really make you think, such as: is it bad to wash your hair at night?
(Told you this was deep!)
I was on the phone with my friend the other night, around midnight right before we went to bed, and innocently started the conversation by asking what she was you doing. When she replied she just washed her hair, I gasped. (Not really, but let’s make it more dramatic.)
I launched into a speech I had heard from my mother growing up: “Don’t ever wash your hair at night! It is bad to wash your hair at night! You’ll get sick!” I then ordered that she blow-dry her hair at once before she catches a cold.
My friend let out a loud laugh and said she’s been doing it all her life and had no problem.
Hmm. Personally, I do wash my hair at night. But it’s more in the later evening, and many, many hours before I go to sleep, so it’s fully dry before I’m in bed. (My hair is so thin – which is what inspired the get more volume in hair post – so it dries super fast.)
Doing a little bit of research on the topic, it seems that some people claim washing hair at night before sleeping causes headaches, colds, and that basically it was unhealthy. I’m not sure, myself, but I reckon it could cause headaches and perhaps a cold if you sleep in aircon with a head full of wet hair.
Either way, I can say this: As I mentioned in this post, wet hair is more more delicate than when it’s dry, so because you’re sleeping with a wet head of hair, you are making it prone to more tangles and breakage.