Is sleeping with wet hair a bad idea? Do I brush or comb damp hair? Is it possible to straighten my hair while it’s wet? These are the crucial questions we all have. We’ll clarify common wet hair myths and show you how to properly care for wet hair in this blog.
We’ve learnt a lot about what may happen to wet hair if it isn’t treated properly.
1. Don’t use a regular brush on wet hair
Brushing your hair when it’s wet is a bad idea because it’s at its weakest and most sensitive to breakage (leading to flyaways), split ends, and damage. Even worse, you can pluck hair from the roots in this manner. When your hair is almost or completely dry, it is the optimum time to brush it. If your hair becomes tangled after bathing or swimming, you can use a wide-tooth comb to restore order, but make sure the brush tooth ends are smooth so you don’t irritate your scalp.
2. Do not use hairspray on it
Even if you have obedient straight hair that doesn’t kink, you’re still likely to end up with knots, which can be detrimental to your hair, just like the old phrase “never go to sleep on an argument”.
As previously said, stretching wet hair is bad for it, and resting on it can be dangerous. If you have curly hair, the result will be a frizzy mess. Ladies, it’s time to get your hair dryer out!
There are many great products to use on wet hair, including oil treatments, but there are a few that should be avoided. Number one being hair sprays. Hair spray should never be used when your hair is wet. It’s tempting to spray it to hold things in place, especially if you’re air drying and need to get on with other things, but resist. You’ll simply get crunchy, flaky hair as a result. This is never a nice appearance!
3. Do not pull it into a ponytail or a bun
It’s easy to just put your hair in a ponytail after shampooing or swimming, but that’s a big no-no. Your hair stretches up to a third of its length when you tie it back, creating pressure breakage. So, before you wrap it up, make sure it’s fairly dry. For anyone with fine, brittle hair, this is definitely not an option.
4. Never straighten it with a straightener
A hair dryer is the only heated hair appliance that should be used on wet hair. When your hair is wet, you should never straighten it.
The number of people who use straighteners and curlers on semi-dried hair because they are in a hurry is astounding. You must have fully dry hair to avoid sizzling and damaging your hair’s cuticles.
5. Do not go to bed with wet hair
Even if you have obedient straight hair that doesn’t kink, you’re still likely to end up with knots, which can be detrimental to your hair, just like the old phrase “never go to sleep on an argument.”
Don’t sleep while your hair is wet because it causes knots, breaking, and stretching. Other than that, resting on it can be dangerous too. If you have curly hair, the result will be a frizzy mess. Ladies, it’s time to get your hair dryer out!