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Source: Davines

Sleeping with wet hair happens to all of us. We've all at some point hit the pillow exhausted with our hair still humid—or, if you're like me, sopping wet. Unfortunately, doing so may cause some unpleasant effects on the skin, scalp, face, and other body parts. If you're brave enough to know what happens if you go to sleep with wet hair, keep reading.

You're inviting trouble if you flop around in bed like a wet noodle and wake up with damp hair. It's like playing Russian roulette with your locks! One wrong move and snap! Say goodbye to that beautiful mane. But wait, there's more! You're not just risking a bad hair day if you crash into your pillow with damp hair. You're venturing into a realm of skin infections fit for an adventure movie. Picture this: your scalp becomes a hotbed for bacteria and fungi. It's like an all-you-can-eat buffet for those little critters. And guess what? They don't stop there! They're so generous that they can spread the joy to your face.

Alright, pillow pioneers, it's time for a hygiene intervention! Let's talk about those sneaky bacteria hangouts we call pillows. These fluffy culprits spend eight hours snuggling up to your head each night, just waiting to throw a bacterial party. They're like the nightclub of the bedding world, except instead of dancing, it's bacterial contamination. Eww, right? So, here's the deal: if you want to avoid a bacterial bash on your face, switch those pillowcases at least once a week. It's like giving your pillows a fresh outfit, and who doesn't love a wardrobe change?

But wait, there's more wisdom from my trusty dermatologist! She swears by silk and satin pillowcases, the fancy superheroes of the sleep realm. These magical materials reduce friction and treat your precious locks with the utmost care, unlike those villainous cotton pillowcases that leave your hair in a tangled mess. Please upgrade to the Skin Recovering™ Silk Pillowcase and let your hair live its best life! Let's not forget the waterproof pillow protector, the ultimate shield against the unknown. You can find them at Walmart, where even the most budget-conscious can embark on their hygiene quest. So, my friends, let's say goodbye to bacteria parties and hello to a cleaner, silkier sleep experience. Pillow hygiene is activated!

If you want to take a pre-bedtime shower, go for it! But there's a trick to it. You've got to dry those roots. According to my dermatologist, those are the real troublemakers regarding pillowcase contact. We don't want those innocent pillowcases getting all soggy, do we? So, here's the secret weapon: the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer. It's like a superhero for your strands, protecting them from the fiery wrath of extreme heat damage while drying them in a flash! Trust me; your hair will thank you for it. After your hair is mostly dry, it's time to wrap it up like a present. Grab an absorbent microfiber towel, as the Aquis towel, and wrap your hair like a pro. It'll help soak up the excess water and save your pillow from becoming a mini swimming pool.

Left to Right: Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, Dyson; Aquis towel, Aquis; Skin Recovering™ Silk Pillowcase, Dore & Rose

Above all, however, remember that occasionally going to bed with wet hair is acceptable. Everyone knows that sometimes there isn't enough time in the day to get everything done. Life happens, and sometimes your shower gets postponed till the evening. Going to bed with wet hair carries severe bacterial and fungal concerns, but most specialists say these hazards are not common. However, you should consult a doctor if you think you could have a bacterial infection or if you are in any pain. Sweet dreams!

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