wet hair

@gotetet (197)
Philippines
November 18, 2008 8:49am CST
is it true that wet hair can be hazardous to one's health? i was being scolded by a friend because after i got out from the bathroom, i went to my computer, she told me it is bad for my health. anyone can tell me, is it true?
10 responses
18 Nov 08
I think your friend meant to say that using a computer while your hair is wet is hazardous, somebody had told me about it as well. She said because water or wet things can catch more radiation from the computer than the dry one. But I don't believe in it, she even gave me an example saying, try to wet your hand and touch the electrical socket then you will feel like a little bit electrified.
@smacksman (6072)
18 Nov 08
Bit of a mix up between radiation and electrocution there I think! I agree that you don't want to take your PC into the bath with you! haha
18 Nov 08
Wet hair is not bad for your health. The only time when it might cause a problem is if you go out in cold weather, with wet hair. This could possibly increase your chances of getting a cold, but that's about it. I think it's probably more important with young children and the elderly or infirm, as they would be more susceptible to illnesses.
18 Nov 08
I agree with everyone above, you are likely to get a chill if you go out in cold weather, however a chill doesn't give you a cold - a chill is different.
@adihindu (1922)
• India
19 Nov 08
I know that sleeping with wet hair will damage your hair. Because it can break you hair faster.
• United States
19 Nov 08
Hi, I've always been told it could be bad if u go out in the cold with ur wet hair.. other then that.. i'm not sure
@moorange (319)
• Philippines
19 Nov 08
i also take a bath at night, sit in from of my laptop after then sometimes fall asleep after taking a bath.
@mengrufa (239)
• China
19 Nov 08
I do not like it , It is so cold weather, and i can't stand it
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
18 Nov 08
I live in Canada where we get very dry cold temperatures for a long part of the year. If you go outside with wet hair it will cool your body temperature faster than dry hair. IF you get too cold outside you can get froze bite or hypothermia. However you would likely need to be in extreme cold conditions for a long length of time to be in serious trouble. As a teen I went out with wet hair in -30 Celsius conditions for an hour or so and nothing happened to me. Though my hair was frozen and I was very cold when I got in, I never suffered anything more serious then a thawing tingle when I was coming in the house. I wouldn't want my now teenage daughter to do the same thing, but to be seriously hazardous, no. However the drying effect of blow dryers on the natural oils in the human hair will for sure cause damage to your hair, drying it out, causing breaks and splits. Using a heated item to dry your hair is far more damaging then allowing it to dry naturally while indoors. If you need to go outside though I would dry your hair first.
@smacksman (6072)
18 Nov 08
Well there is an element of truth in this. If your hair is wet then as it dries it will cool the scalp as the moisture evaporates. This in turn can chill the head and lead to a cold. However, if you are inside the house then you won't dry very quickly and the chilling factor will be less. If you are fit and active then there is no problem.
• United States
18 Nov 08
almost anyone can say anything is bad now, might as well not drive cause its more likely to get in a car crash than plane crash. live. without fear.
@orevro (715)
• Philippines
18 Nov 08
I don't get it.. How can wet hair be bad for the health? even doctors and nurses wet their hair when they take a bath.. where did your friend get that idea?:)