It is a unhappy fact for these with thicker, slow-drying locks: Sleeping with moist hair isn’t one of the best concept. When your strands are moist, your hair and scalp are literally extra susceptible to wreck. A couple of particular dangers embrace, “undesirable micro organism, fungal infections, pores and skin irritation, itchiness, dryness, redness, and dandruff,” hairstylist Miko Department, co-founder of hair care model Miss Jessie’s, beforehand informed mbg.
What’s extra, sleeping with moist hair could result in elevated tangling and cut up ends. So in case your hair tends to knot simply or frizz on the ideas, you might wish to ensure that your locks are fully dry earlier than mattress or go for morning showers as a substitute.
In the event you may give your hair extra time to air-dry (i.e. bathe earlier within the night) that’ll do the trick. In any other case, go for a fast blow-dry to get a lot of the extra water out. Your hair doesn’t should be completely dry, only a fast blow will do. Simply ensure that to make use of a low warmth setting—as we talked about, frequent warmth styling is a recipe for weakened strands.
Nonetheless, in the event you do not suppose your hair is that broken (by warmth, bleach, and so forth.), then you might be A-OK sleeping on damp strands. Simply take note of how your hair and scalp feels and appears (sure, really take a look at your scalp within the mirror) and maybe put money into a silk or satin pillowcase to attenuate friction. In the event you aren’t experiencing any of the issues Department talked about, that’s one signal you might be able to hold sleeping on moist hair if you wish to. In any case, not everyone seems to be a morning bathe sort of particular person.