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Sleeping on wet hair…some things to consider

By April 24, 2015 No Comments
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Sleeping with wet hair...do you dare?

Sleeping with wet hair…do you dare?

As we approach the hot summer months, it’s nice to shower off all that sweat from the day and go right to bed.

I’m all about staying clean but before you throw your hair towel on the hook and climb in between the sheets, think about what you may be doing to your hair.

When we sleep, we toss and turn and adjust throughout the night. Hair can majorly tangle making the morning comb-out time consuming and breakage inducing. And with the heat here in AZ, your hair is extra dry making it that much more brittle.

When the hair is wet, the cuticle is pliable and can compress down upon itself making your hair flatten. This means no Texas beauty queen blow out tomorrow! Also, if you sleep on your back the hair will separate and leave you with the best definition of bed head you have ever seen. How rested you are from that wet hair night will show all day!

Bottom line: For most hair textures, it’s difficult to tame hair once it has dried on your sheets all night.

If you must must must shower at night and go to bed with wet locks, wear that towel on your head for as long as possible. Consider working in some leave-in conditioner through your strands and spin them up into a “cinnamon bun” at the top of your head. Secure with one bobby pin. This will help keep your tresses tamed for the morning and may leave you with some beautiful effortless waves. Then you can touch up with a curling iron and hit it. The cuticle still can be compressed but this technique is much much better for you than wild Tarzan hair.

If you’re a wet-head sleeper and you have no plans to adjust this habit, talk to us at your next appointment so we can hook you up with the right product and method for your unique hair texture.

Blog by Emily Murdock

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