Back in high school, I got up extra early every morning to wash, condition, dry, and straighten my waist-length hair. It was the sort of Herculean styling effort that did not follow me into adulthood. These days, when adulting takes up most of my time, I’m happy to go to bed with wet hair and take five minutes (max) to style it in the mornings. Although this is a great way to t save time in the mornings, there are a few things to know about going to bed with wet hair.
There are a few precautions you might want to take so as not to ruin your locks or waking up with an unmanageable mess. For starters, not all hair types respond well to sleeping on it damp. By knowing your hair type and your own routine, you can learn how to successfully sleep on a head of wet hair without doing much damage.
To learn more about going to bed with wet hair, I contacted Brooke Jordan Hunt, the owner and head stylist at Brooklyn-based salon, The Bird House. She reassured me that sleeping on damp hair is a fantastic time-saver as long as you take a few steps to create the best end result.