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Can A Habit Of Going To Bed With Wet Hair Really Be A Cause Of Alopecia?

If you are keen to see a hair loss specialist In London, you will have two questions in mind. Firstly, you will wonder what has caused the onset of alopecia. The second question is what can be done to halt or even reverse the process.

The two questions are, of course, likely to be related in some way, so the cause of hair loss is an important issue. It is already known that many different possible triggers exist, from genetic issues to stress and the excessive use of some products. But could something as simple as water be doing it?

The Daily Express has reported that Max Stevens of The Sleep Checklist has warned that going to bed with wet hair can do more than just cause a few split ends and frizziness; it can lead to actual hair loss. 

He warned: “Going to bed with wet hair can create frizzy and brittle hair so if you have noticed yours isn’t in as good condition as it used to be then it could be time to ditch the nightly bath or shower.”

However, it might be asked whether this is not simply advice that helps keep the hair itself in better condition, while having no bearing on the – literal – root cause of permanent hair loss. Damaging one strand of hair by going to bed with it damp is not the same as something that ensures later growth from the same follicle is somehow impeded.

It rather looks like this is another case – hardly the first – of an overblown tabloid headline. A more reasonable article should dispel myths rather than encouraging them. 

A good example would be an article once produced by Healthline, regarding alcohol use and hair loss. It noted that there is no direct causal link, but there can be an indirect one, as heavy drinking may lead to some situations like nutritional shortcomings and hormone problems that can cause hair loss.

In the end, it is always best to consult the experts. They can help identify what has actually caused your hair loss, which can in turn determine the best way of treating the condition.