Water was invariably endowed with special power among different nations. This is partly why so many superstitions will be associated with water procedures. Each of us has heard that you can not wash your hair for the night or bathe during illness. Few people know the reason for these precautions.
Why not go to bed with wet hair?
In all the warnings related to water, not only the views of our ancestors are laid. There is in them the usual everyday logic. Absolutely it can be said that this concerns shampooing at night. First of all, why you can not go to bed at night is due to negative consequences for hair. Every woman knows what happens to wet curls. In the process of sleep, they bend, deform. As a result, in the morning you wake up with a completely wrinkled hairstyle.
Try to explain this steady opinion and trichologists - experts studying hair. So, some of them claim that from a dream with a wet head the curls only get worse. The reason is simple - when wet they are more susceptible to damage. As a result of friction on the pillow, the hair becomes less strong. Appear various creases.
Doctors will explain the ban on sleeping with a wet head with a possible cold. In a dream, the human body practically does not move. This means that during drying, the scalp begins to cool. As a result - you can get sick even from a small draft. It turns out that during hypothermia head, you just can not get warm.
But back to superstition and omens. Our ancestors had many prohibitions on shampooing. So, it was believed that the hair can not be washed before a long journey. According to one version, the water washed away the protection of man. It was formed due to the strength of the ancestors and the atmosphere of the home. It was believed that a washed person in a strange place was more prone to the evil eye. In this superstition, there is something in common with the prohibition to wash your hair at night. As you know, in the dark a person becomes less protected. Night is the time of dark forces. It turns out that the water also washes away the protection, as is the case with a long road.
Another interesting hypothesis is generated by practical people. They believe that various microorganisms and even feather mites begin to multiply due to moisture in the down pillows. As a result, a person who prefers to sleep with a wet head may catch an infection or suffer from insect bites.
Be that as it may, sometimes there are situations when the time for washing the head is only before bedtime. In this case, do not spoil your hair the next morning will help simple tips:
Never comb your wet hair. First, take a towel and dry them a little. You can pre-fix it on your head in the form of a turban. You can comb your hair only when it becomes slightly wet.
Create with the help of wet strands styling. To do this, they can be neatly fixed. Also try braid pigtails. In the morning you will have wavy hair. If the braids are thin, then the final version will be similar to the result after ironing with corrugation. It is better to opt for medium-thick braids. Too thick can simply not dry out in the morning.
Do not apply styling products to hair. Lucky and mousse can turn wet hair after night into sticky lumps.
Do not tightly lock curls. This greatly affects hair growth. If you braid pigtails for the night, then try to fix them not particularly tight. Otherwise hair loss may increase.
Do not use studs, stealth and hairpins. This is especially true of sharp means of fixing the hair - they are not safe. You can get hurt while you sleep.
Is it possible to wash when you are ill?
A very common belief is that one cannot wash during an illness. This statement is mainly related to medical records. When we get sick, the body begins to fight the infection. The work of immunity starts, the forces become less and less. Therefore, any temperature fluctuations can lead to complications.
Opinions about washing were divided. On the one hand, it is necessary. During illness, a person sweats heavily. If you do not wash off the dirt, then on the surface of the skin begin to proliferate bacteria. This can lead to complications and reduced recovery time. Therefore, doctors recommend taking a shower or bath. In this case, it should be done in a certain way. It is best if you decide to wash before bed. After the water treatment, you should carefully wipe the towel. This will create a balance of temperatures after water treatments. At the time when the skin begins to dry, hypothermia occurs. Therefore, it is important to immediately go to bed and take cover with a blanket. After a bath or shower is worth warm hot drink. It is better if it is tea with oregano or lemon. It is best to drink it with honey. You can also boil the milk.
Most doctors consider it. That during cold diseases should take therapeutic baths. They are made very simply - a decoction of herbs is added to the water. You can replace plants with essential oils. However, in this case, you must be confident in the quality of products. Some manufacturers sell synthetic ester oil under the guise of esters. Benefit from it will not.
A few drops of ether are usually sufficient. As in the case of herbs, it is worth choosing mint. In the therapeutic baths they also use dried thyme, chamomile, linden. The positive effect of the procedure is achieved by the evaporation of nutrients. They saturate the air that man breathes. Thus, in terms of their mechanism, therapeutic baths resemble inhalation.
And why not wash when you are ill?
Unfortunately, there are a number of contraindications for washing during illness.
- The water temperature should not be very high, but not too low. This is fraught with a deterioration in your well-being. If your temperature in the disease states is about 39 degrees, a hot bath can make it even higher. Too cold water also adversely affects the body. A cold can be complicated. At the same time, the temperature range in the range of 33-37 degrees, on the contrary, benefits the sick person. For centuries, our ancestors thus relieved the intense heat.
- Under the ban are too long water procedures. High humidity adversely affects respiratory diseases. Who absolutely should not take hot baths during an illness is people with problems with the cardiovascular system. Temperature drops affect circulation. This, in turn, leads to heart complications.
There are several reasons why you should not sleep with wet hair. If we discard all superstitions, then this should not be done because of the deterioration of the hair. As for water procedures during illness, they should be done by selecting the optimum temperature. It should not be too low or high. The optimum range from 33 to 37 degrees. Hot tubs are contraindicated for hypertensive patients and cores.