Experts Debate: Is sleeping with wet hair really that bad?
We’ve all grown up with the same warning. Don’t leave the house with wet hair. And don’t go to bed straight after washing your hair. But, is going to sleep with wet hair really that bad for you?
Yes and no.
Yes, it’s bad for you, but not for the reason you think.
No doubt you’re under the assumption that going to sleep with wet hair can lead to the common cold. However, the common cold is caught by a virus, so it’s unlikely that going to bed with wet hair in cold temperatures will actually cause a cold. Although, there is some evidence to suggest that it can make you more susceptible to the virus. But in terms of whether it directly causes it, the answer is, no