admin | October 28, 2016 | Health |
At some point of your life you have probably heard the sentence “Do not go outside with wet hair! You just came out of the bathroom! “Usually, this sentence is addressed to you by your mother and grandmothers.
Are they right? Or is this another nonsense?
According to many scientific researches, this habit can bring you some serious health consequences from terrible headaches to meningitis.
If you thought that you have protected yourself by completely drying your hair with a hair-dryer, keep in mind that although your hair is dry, the moisture is retained in the hair follicle.
Hours after washing your hair the pores on your head are open because they absorb the 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.
The simplest consequences of going out with wet hair, are headaches and colds, sinus inflammation. However is some cases there can be some much worse consequences such as inflammation of the nerves of the muscles that control the face and meningitis.
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 protect your head and health by wearing a cap.