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… like washing your hair.
(Told you this was deep.)
I was on the phone with my friend Maelle the other night, nearing midnight, and innocently started the conversation by asking what she was you doing. When she replied she just washed her hair, I gasped. (OK, 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! You’ll get sick!” I then commanded that she blow-dry her hair at once before she gets a cold. (But seriously, who has time to wash hair? Dry shampoo FTW!)
My friend let out a loud laugh and said she’s been doing it all her life and had no problem. So, I went against my Mom (sorry Mom!) and the other night I washed my hair, towel dried it a bit, and went to bed.
Long story short: I didn’t fall sick the next day, but I did feel “chilly” going to sleep, my neck felt wet, and basically it wasn’t the snug, warm feeling I like to have while sleeping. I also woke up to a damp pillow, which I believe may be the reason why so many say it can cause colds. I think if I do this regularly, I’ll definitely fall sick eventually.
Doing a little bit of research on the topic, it seems some people claim washing hair at night causes headaches, colds… and that basically it’s “unhealthy”. I’m not sure, so that’s why I’m writing this post to ask you! I do think it’s not ‘right’ but I have no idea why. But I can say this – because you’re sleeping with a wet head of hair, you are making it prone to more tangles and breakage. And because when you move around, it it “harsher” for your pillow and hair to glide against each other.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic.