do you sleep when your hair is still wet?

Philippines
March 5, 2009 8:51pm CST
they say that it is not good to sleep when you hair is still wet...because you'll get headache when you wake up. is it also true that your hair will turn white if you sleep with wet hair...? how about you? what is your experience? as for me, i don't i don't want to have white hair at this moment.
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@rsa101 (14878)
• Quezon City, Philippines
6 Mar 09
Well there has been no scientific basis for that or maybe I just have not read it. But I do sleep when my hair is wet. I heard that stories too and I was forbidden to sleep when I was young but now that I am old I do sleep when my hair is still wet. The only bad thing that happens is my hair get really messed up when I sleep.
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
thanks. for sure and your pillow is also wet too..hehhehe
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@rsa101 (14878)
• Quezon City, Philippines
6 Mar 09
Well I think that is rather not true climate in our place is rather hot that is why my pillow gets dried before I wake up in the morning. :
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• Philippines
6 Mar 09
maybe that is also the reason that you have to wash your hair at night.
@leo321 (214)
• China
6 Mar 09
I rarely go to sleep with wet hair,because it is more easy to get hair messed up the next morning,but there still sometimes i go sleeping with wet hair,but i have no experiences of catch a cold or get a headache when i go to sleep with wet hair.
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• Philippines
6 Mar 09
thanks.. how about white hairs?
@leo321 (214)
• China
6 Mar 09
I have no white hair,so i think it may be not true that the hair will turn white if sleep with wet hair.
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@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
6 Mar 09
It's not proven that sleeping with wet hair encourages growth of white hair. Or if it already is, I probably wasn't updated about it. Many times, I do sleep with damp hair and I tend to get headache the next morning that's why I try not to take a bath at night anymore.
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• Philippines
6 Mar 09
thanks. i don't know if how true. it is an old saying in our place.
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@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
6 Mar 09
I tried to look but didn't find a single white hair on my head. Didn't they say too that white hairs are guardian angels? So that we won't pluck them out? Maybe that's like saying that the older you get, and the more white hairs you have, you are getting closer to the time you'll meet God. Hehe, I don't know I just made that up as I go.
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
Yeah, I sometimes do. This usually happens when I feel so sleepy already and can't wait to let my hair dry, I just sleep even if my hair is wet. So far, I haven't notice any white hair coming .
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• Philippines
6 Mar 09
thanks. so far, you are lucky too.
• India
6 Mar 09
hai friend yah ,i also feel so because i also lazy but whenever i do this ,my mom say me not to do this.she say ,son ur hair will be white and she says that never put oil in wet hair otherwise also ur hair will be white.
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• Philippines
6 Mar 09
and are your hair white now? thanks..
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@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I have gone to bed with my hair wet. I did that alot when I was in school. There was never time for me to wash my hair in the mornings, so I would take care of it the evening before. It just made things a whole lot easier, and I didn't have to get up any earlier than I already did.
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
thanks. i have not done that. maybe, ill wash my hair in evenings too. and not wash it in the morning.
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@uicbear (1903)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I very rarely will sleep with wet hair. This was something when growing up, my mother would never allow. I think she just told us we'd catch a cold. Personally, now, as an adult, I don't like going to sleep with wet hair. I'm just not comfortable. And, I think the worst sensation in the world is to wake up and find yourself lying on a soggy pillow. I don't think you have to worry about the whole hair color issue due to sleeping with wet hair, sound like an old wivetale to me.
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• Philippines
6 Mar 09
yes, it is an old practice. thanks...poor pillow..lol
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• United States
6 Mar 09
If going to sleep with your hair wet caused it to turn white then I would have stark white hair. Nor do I notice a headache, but I suppose it is possible. The worst part I have found about going to bed with wet hair is that I have to rewet it in the morning because it dries crazy.
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
thanks. so far, you are okay with sleeping with wet hair.
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@vickycity (155)
• China
12 Mar 09
I think it is not good to sleep when you hair is still wet.Because it is so uncomfortable. And you will have a cold easily.
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• Philippines
13 Mar 09
thanks... they also mentioned that you will get blind too..
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
12 Mar 09
Hi donnakristel! i have heard all about those before and I really don't know if there is truth to that. Although I really don't sleep with my hair still wet not because of I believe that I will have a headache but because I don't want my pillow to get wet. LOL! However, there is this one time that I did sleep with my hair still wet because I took a shower late in the night and I got really sleepy after the relaxing shower. I fell asleep with hair still wet and the following morning, I didn't even got a mild headache. Take care and blessings to you. lovelots..faith
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
thanks... yes, i agree...your pillow is wet and it feels cold. when my hair is wet..i get sleepy immediately.
@a638000 (219)
• China
11 Mar 09
yes ,it is not good to sleep with your hair wet . if i do that ,i will get headache. and girls is terrible with a long hair,hehe . i have short hair ,so i don't take care about it all the time , i think you have beautiful hair .lol.. enjoy yourself . welcome to my discussions!
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• Philippines
12 Mar 09
thanks... yes, my hair is short now..:-)
• Philippines
11 Mar 09
i do even though my parents and grandmother and boyfriend do not allow me to sleep with wet hair. they say you will go crazy harhar maybe that is why i am crazy harhar but i don't have white hair. and no headaches too.
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• Philippines
12 Mar 09
hehehe.. thanks... that is new to me, you will go crazy? maybe that is one of the reason why you are crazy..harhahr...
@ericajoyce (1748)
• Philippines
11 Mar 09
Hello donnakristel. I tried sleeping when my hair was wet because I was so sleepy and couldnt wait for it to dry so I slept with my hair wet. When I woke up I saw a few white hairs. That wasnt a good sight. Now, I know that I shouldnt sleep with my hair wet.
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• Philippines
11 Mar 09
really? that fast? whew! thanks...
• China
9 Mar 09
I used to sleep when my hair was still wet coz I wore short hair, lol. And it's really very very convenient. I could wash my hair right before I went to bed. But that changed after I went to college as the study was not as heavy as high school and I got a lot of spare time. Now I really can't sleep with the wet hair coz it's too long and the pillow will become wet as well. Besides, the next morning I will have too crazy hair style, lol. I've also heard that it may cause headache and I kinda believe it. So I dry my hair before sleep.
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• Philippines
9 Mar 09
lol hair will go crazy if your hair is wet....
• United States
8 Mar 09
it wont change the color of your head but i always heard it will make you get a cold or the sniffles.. i know when/if i do i wake up freezing and can never get warm because my body temperature just drops with my hair being wet while im sleeping
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• Philippines
9 Mar 09
thanks.... take care!
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
I can't help it, sometimes when i take a bath at night and i feel really sleepy, i would go to bed with wet, not so wet hair i mean. I do know that my mother tells me not to, when we were young she would just wake me up and say , don't sleep when your hair is wet, you might get blind. Duh, i don't know, it that a folklore, old wives tale or something that they say you will be blind when you sleep with wet hair. I think the consequence will be your pillow case will be wet of course. And besides you can get a white hair as some other people say that this will happen to them when you fall asleep with wet hair.
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• Philippines
7 Mar 09
thanks... i hope going blind is not true...
• Canada
6 Mar 09
i don't go to sleep with my hair still wet, i hate it when it makes the pillow all wet. I don't think if you go to sleep with your hair wet your hair will turn white.
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• Philippines
7 Mar 09
thanks... wet and soggy pillow is a big no no...
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
6 Mar 09
no, i don't, i don't think I ever sleep with my hair wet,I don't even sleep if my shirt is sweaty and wet! And I don't think I give a reason for my hair to be wet at all. Whenever it is wet, I always dry it with a towel first! :)
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• Philippines
7 Mar 09
thanks... it is also bad for the health if you'll sleep with damp shirt.
@arluling (27)
• China
6 Mar 09
I always dry my hair in winter. It is very cold if the hair is wet so you will get headache after you wake up. But in summer you can let the hair wet when you sleep because the weather is very hot.
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• Philippines
7 Mar 09
thanks... i bet you'll be chilling if you'll sleep with wet hair.
@falconx (255)
• Finland
6 Mar 09
I do, and i really hate the headache part. It's so nasty to wake up..
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• Philippines
7 Mar 09
thanks.... how about white hair?