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Is it bad to sleep with wet hair?

post #1 of 57
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Is it bad to sleep with wet hair? I tend to do that a lot cause it gets all really curly when i do that, and when i just let it dry naturally too, but the curls aren't as big. But if i blow dry them they are just frizzy w/ a lot of volume at the sides. So I then flat iron it and put volumizing mouse just in the roots at the top of my head, not the sides.
I blow dry it when i have a shower in the morning and wet it right before i go to bed. But I like my curls because I get lots of compliments on them.
post #2 of 57

Re: Is it bad to sleep with wet hair?

I think it would be bad because your hair might tear easier since its wet. What I would suggest is that you braid your hair. That would help so that it doesn't get damaged and it gives you a nice curl to your hair.
post #3 of 57

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What if you let them dry on their own in the morning?? Then maybe at night just put it up in a pony?
post #4 of 57

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I always let my hair dry while I sleep. My hair is really curly and if I blow dry it or let it dry in the morning it gets pulled straight and is all frizzy. I've been doing it for years and I've never had any problems
post #5 of 57

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i go to sleep with my hair damp. it makes it wavy when iwake up. when i blow dry it, it gets all frizzy and stuff.
post #6 of 57

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Originally Posted by Liz
i go to sleep with my hair damp. it makes it wavy when iwake up. when i blow dry it, it gets all frizzy and stuff.
Same here. I usually try to let it finish air drying before I lay down on it but it takes it for-EVER to dry! I don't understand why because I don't have that much hair but for some reason it retains water like mad.
post #7 of 57

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I have curly hair too and I sleep with it wet. If I blow dry it, it gets frizzy and huge. I have to wash my hair at night because I have to be at work by 7:00 am. I can never wake up early enough to wash my hair in the morning.
post #8 of 57

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its not an old wives tale..every time I sleep with wet hair I wake up in th am with a cold
post #9 of 57

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Originally Posted by fiji
its not an old wives tale..every time I sleep with wet hair I wake up in th am with a cold
Yeah, I remember my mom always telling me to not go to sleep with a wet head because i'd get a head cold.
post #10 of 57

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Originally Posted by Little_Lisa
Yeah, I remember my mom always telling me to not go to sleep with a wet head because i'd get a head cold.
My mom still tells me that.
post #11 of 57

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If I take a shower late, I'll let my hair air-dry a bit then put it in a high bun overnight. In the morning when I take it down, I have really nice waves and no frizz.
post #12 of 57

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I always sleep with my hair wet. I shower at night, tie my hair up into a bun, and in the morning its lightly damp and much easier and faster to blow dry!
post #13 of 57

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Back when I had long hair I would go to bed with it wet every night and it always looked fine (and no head colds!). It took FOREVER to dry back then so I just let it dry overnight. Plus it was long and heavy enough that it was always straight when I woke up. When it was down to my waist it was a little thin at the ends, but when I cut it to half-way down my back and kept it trimmed it always looked healthy, so I don't think sleeping with wet hair hurt it.

hehe, my hair was much more of a "wash and go" style when it was long than it is now -- now that it's shorter (shoulder-length) it's much wavier, so if I want it to look good I have to shower every morning and blowdry it!
post #14 of 57

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I'd do it except i'd just be afraid of getting a cold. I suppose if you leave it air-dry for a while before going to bed it cant be that bad.
post #15 of 57

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i always sleep with my hair wet, because i too get nice curls that way. as long as you dont have a window open, or your room isnt ice cold, you shouldnt get a cold.
post #16 of 57
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Thx for all of your reply's! I heard that overtime it will start falling out!!!!
post #17 of 57

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lol, well i hav long hair and i sleep with it wet practicaly ev night..n i still hav a full head of hair
post #18 of 57

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Originally Posted by usersassychick0
Thx for all of your reply's! I heard that overtime it will start falling out!!!!
again, i dont think that will happen unless you are sleeping in like minus 20 degrees celsius lol. and even then, its probably a myth.
post #19 of 57

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lol so lets jus say, dont sleep with wet hair if ur goin camping then aha
post #20 of 57

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i alwaayysss sleep with wet hair!
post #21 of 57

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The biggest problem in sleeping with wet hair is that when you toss around, your hair tangles... and when it's wet - it's extremely vulnerable to breakage. And if you put it up, it can break around the elastic. Satin or silk pillowcases help (but don't get expensive ones, because water can sometimes stain them) and if you do sleep w/ wet hair (or pull it up) lift it all up behind your head so that you really aren't laying on the ends. If you put it up, put the pony on the top of your head.
post #22 of 57

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Originally Posted by NYAngel98
Satin or silk pillowcases help.
I sleep on a satin pillowcases and I love it. I've been trying to find a silk one for awhile now with no luck. Know a place I can buy one for a reasonable price?
post #23 of 57

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Originally Posted by Little_Lisa
I sleep on a satin pillowcases and I love it. I've been trying to find a silk one for awhile now with no luck. Know a place I can buy one for a reasonable price?
Shop.com has some pretty cheap

http://www.shop.com/op/aprod-p21293580?sourceid=3
post #24 of 57

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Originally Posted by NYAngel98
The biggest problem in sleeping with wet hair is that when you toss around, your hair tangles... and when it's wet - it's extremely vulnerable to breakage. And if you put it up, it can break around the elastic. Satin or silk pillowcases help (but don't get expensive ones, because water can sometimes stain them) and if you do sleep w/ wet hair (or pull it up) lift it all up behind your head so that you really aren't laying on the ends. If you put it up, put the pony on the top of your head.
Good point, I always slept with my hair pulled up behind the pillow (and still do to some extent, though the shorter layers don't stay there!) because I didn't like it wrapped around me Plus I don't move much in my sleep so it stayed there!
post #25 of 57

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Originally Posted by NYAngel98
Shop.com has some pretty cheap

http://www.shop.com/op/aprod-p21293580?sourceid=3
Thanx, Janey!!
post #26 of 57

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Originally Posted by Little_Lisa
Thanx, Janey!!
no prob!
post #27 of 57

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they say pulling hair back tight in an elastic can make your hair weaker leading to hair falling out, i tie mine back in a loose bun wet then in the am i straighten it with an iron~wahla, no frizz.
post #28 of 57

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Welcome Stacaro! I'm Janelle from NY - nice to meet you!

I agree, you really don't want to you a rubber-band type elastic, a soft loose scrunchie is better if you are going to put it up. You don't want anything too constricting.
post #29 of 57

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Welcome to MUT Stacaro.
Sleeping with wet hair made me headaches when I wake up in the morning.
So I never do that on purpose.
post #30 of 57

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Originally Posted by Leony
Welcome to MUT Stacaro.
Sleeping with wet hair made me headaches when I wake up in the morning.
So I never do that on purpose.
Yup - it can do that... and it can be either from the hair being pulled back too tight (and then laying on it) or just from the cold from your hair being wet.
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