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Blowdrying hair verses going to bed with wet hair... what are your views on this. Do you think blowdrying hair every night will dry hair out? Do you think going to bed with wet hair will make someone sick? Which is the lesser of the two evils? What about blowdrying hair as opposed to air drying it when the person in question is awake and in the house?

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i don't think going to bed with wet hair will make you sick.

it just makes me have a bad hair day.
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The last time I went to bed with wet(ish) hair, 6 weeks ago, I got an ear infection. I'm still dealing with it today

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Eh, I've been going out in the cold and to bed with wet (butt length) hair for at least 25 years and have yet to get sick from it. Despite the dire warnings of death from every Grandma who catches me with it.
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Eh, I've been going out in the cold and to bed with wet (butt length) hair for at least 25 years and have yet to get sick from it. Despite the dire warnings of death from every Grandma who catches me with it.
me too.
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Well, I haven't used a blow dryer on my hair in about 15 years. I find them incredibly drying and damaging to my hair. I often go to bed with slightly wet hair, and I can promise that it has never, ever made me sick.
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We go to bed with wet hair all the time, no negative consequences. The dryer gets used less than once a year.
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I don't know about the medical reasons but i cant fall asleep with wet hair.
I like my hair better when its blown dry, but i do think it can dry your hair out if you do it too much. I do wash and dry my hair 3x a week. occasionally 4x but thats not usual.
I would not worry about getting sick though, not in advance. if you notice you get sick if you go to bed with wet hair take it form there, if not i dont see a problem.

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Well, I think that illnesses are caused by germs and not by temperature or moisture.

I occasionally go to bed with damp hair, but not wet. I either shower early enough so that it air dries, or I use a hair-dryer. This isn't because I'm afraid of getting sick. It's because I get cold very easily and a wet head makes me colder. I can't sleep if I'm cold.

If I use a hair-dryer, I only dry it about 3/4 of the way (to avoid damaged hair). It's seldom that I care too much about what my hair looks like during the day; I work in an environment where it has to be pulled back, anyway. If I want my hair to look good for something, then I dry it thoroughly with a round brush. But not before bed.
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Eh, I've been going out in the cold and to bed with wet (butt length) hair for at least 25 years and have yet to get sick from it. Despite the dire warnings of death from every Grandma who catches me with it.
Me, too. I shower in the evening and braid it so that no kids, dogs, or husband get tangled in it. It's never been a problem. I have a hairdryer that we bought in college so that we could shrink wrap some windows. Every fall, dp drives himself bonkers looking for it.
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Yeah, it's not going to make you sick to go to bed with wet hair. That's illogical.

If I am going to shower before bed, I shower early enough so my hair has time to air dry before I need to lay down for the night. I wouldn't mind blow drying it, but the bathroom is so close to my boys' bedrooms that I think it might wake them up.

So I just towel dry, brush and go about my business. It dries surprisingly quickly.

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My DD and I go to bed with wet hair all the time and are very rarely sick.

I've never understood how just the act of lying in bed with wet hair is supposed to cause illness, but being awake with wet hair for the same length of time is fine.
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Going to bed with wet hair (or even not drying my hair during the day) makes my ears hurt. I think it's the shape of my eustacian tubes or something because not everyone has this problem. But water always stays in my ears no matter what I do unless I blow dry with my head upside down. Or maybe I just need to hang my head upside down for five minutes after every shower. . . lol.
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I've never understood how just the act of lying in bed with wet hair is supposed to cause illness, but being awake with wet hair for the same length of time is fine.
Oh but it's not! I have a lot of old folks in my life and apparently the only SAFE course of action is to stay in the bathroom until it dries, despite the fact that in my case that could take all day.
If you really want to make grannies jump and scream let your hair freeze outside and show it off.
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