Woman washing her hair

When dealing with an illness like the common cold, you may not feel like doing anything at all. Taking a shower can help to rejuvenate your body and is also necessary if you plan on working or going outdoors while sick. If you're not careful though, you can actually make yourself feel worse by exposing wet hair to the elements.


Always wash your hands to help keep you from inadvertently transmitting germs to items like shampoo bottles or the faucet.

Turn the shower on so that the water is steaming hot. The steam can help to clear congestion in your head and nose.

Step into the shower and get your hair wet. Wash your hair as you normally would using shampoo and conditioner.

Towel dry your hair immediately after the shower to remove excess water.

Comb through your hair to release any tangles.

Turn your hair dryer on to high heat and completely dry your hair before doing anything else.