Gel in Bed Clogs the Scalp
Sleeping with gel in your hair is not recommended. According to hair experts at Nicehair.org, it is important to "wash your hair and scalp well every day and avoid going to sleep with gel in your hair." The site claims that sleeping with hair gel can clog up the scalp, which needs to be clean for correct hair regeneration.
Any Benefits Are Few
No available research indicates any benefits from sleeping with gel in your hair. The only benefit, according to anecdotal observations, is that your hair may be less frizzy when you awaken, which could preserve your gel supply.
Wearing hair gel to bed may lead to the clogging of the pores in your scalp as well as annoyances like sticky, crusty hair and a stained pillow. But it's not a big worry if you accidentally fall asleep with gel in your hair. You might wake up with less messy hair.
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