Does going to bed with wet hair Rot your hair??

Me and my sister usually wet our hair and load it with conditioner will this Rot our hair?


  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hair is not living, so no, it won't "rot".
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  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    though your scalp may not like being wet for so long, if you do this all the time.
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  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I should hope not! I do it once a week when I overnight condition.

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  • LauraWolfhartLauraWolfhart Posts: 57Registered Users
    There are leave-in conditioners that don't require wet hair, you should use those instead of sleeping with wet hair. Constant humidity can produce all sorts of negative effects, you might start to notice frizz or breakage as wet hair is at its most fragile state and you'll be rubbing it against the pillow all night.

    Plus, the moisture will seep into your pillow and that could bring colds and coughs later on. Moisture provides a great breeding ground for bacteria and fungi, and the constant dampness of the pillow may help these organisms to breed. Other problems, such as skin infections, may also develop if the bacteria and fungi in the pillow build up over time.

    Sounds dramatic, yes. But humidity is bad anywhere so try to avoid sleeping with wet hair just in case.

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