Never Go Outside with Wet Hair: How Long Should You Wait After Washing Your Hair Before Going Out?

Ladies, let’s all agree on one thing – at some point of your life you’ve probably heard the saying: “Do not go outside with wet hair! You’ve just got out of the bathroom!” Well, usually, this sentence is coming from your mother or grandmother. So, the question remains – are they right or it’s just a myth? Just take a look at the article below and find out.

Well, according to the experts, this bad habit can bring you some serious health problems, starting from terrible headaches to meningitis. And, if you think that you’re doing it right, just by drying your hair with a hair-dryer, you should keep in mind that although your hair is dry, the moisture is still in the hair follicle. Well, this means that hours after washing your hair the pores on your head are open because they absorb the excess water. Thereby, you can conclude that with this your immune system is exposed to harmful influences. In such cases even the wind can harm you.


So, the most common consequences of going out with wet hair, are headaches and colds, sinus inflammation. However, in some cases there can be some much worse consequences such as inflammation of the nerves of the muscles that control the face and meningitis. And, don’t get us wrong – we do not want to scare you, but before you answer to your mother or grandmother that you know the best, you should know that this is very serious situation. Even if you use a hair-dryer, it is recommended that you stay in a warm place for at least an hour or two, and if you want your hair to dry naturally, you have to be patient and wait for 5 to 6 hours. In the cold months that follow, you should protect your head and health by wearing a cap. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You and have a good one.