Debunking wet hair myths

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Care2.com explores three common wet hair myths. You’ve probably heard them all. Which are true?

1. Going out on a cold day with wet hair will make you catch a cold.

This is untrue. Colds are viral and are not caught by exposure to cold itself. Viruses like cold, dry conditions but you’re more likely to catch them indoors when in close contact with people.

2. Sleeping with wet hair causes fungal infections.

This is untrue. Fungus thrives in warm, damp areas but won’t develop out of nowhere. Infection can be passed on through contact with infected towels or combs.

3. Brushing wet hair will break it.

This one is actually true. When hair is wet it swells up and brushing can snap the strands. If styling wet hair it’s best to use a wide-toothed comb to minimize snagging and go carefully.

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About Jessica Marini

Jessica Marini is a Patient Care Coordinator at Rahal. She is always looking out for the latest industry news to help better educate patients. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and her two rescue dogs Benji and Lily.

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