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Is It Bad To Leave Hairspray In Your Hair Overnight?

There are many advantages to using hair products for instant styling. A hair spray or hair lacquer will tame hair and give an all-day hold. Hair masks will help keep hair hydrated and nourished, whilst hair gels can strengthen and lead to shinier hair.

Is it bad to leave hairspray in your hair overnight? Find out more about the effects of going to sleep without washing out your product here….

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As most styling products are oil-based they can cause problems for your hair health and skin if left in for an extended period of time. Oils can clog pores resulting in greasy and dirty areas, which can cause an outbreak of acne. As the oils transfer to your pillow and bedding, they can stain, and sleeping on the residue will affect your hair, and not in a good way!

Hair gel won’t cause hair loss, whether it’s left in overnight or washed out before bed. On the other hand, excessive use may dehydrate the hair and scalp which can cause damage to hair.

Hair masks aim to moisturise the hair, and some products actually contain ingredients that specialise in colour protection and added volume. Applying a mask is recommended at least once a week, and often work in just a few minutes. Although there’s no evidence to suggest that leaving a mask on overnight will damage hair, once the hair is saturated with moisture, hair may start to feel heavy. If leaving a deep treatment on overnight is your choice you can wash your hair the next morning to remove any excess product.

A quality hairspray won’t leave any residue on your hair and will fall back into its natural position after brushing. Repeated use of hairspray can cause hair to lose some moisture if the product contains alcohol which can dry hair out.

How long does hairspray stay in your hair? A rigid hairstyle that requires a strong-hold hairspray will keep hair in place all day long without hair feeling stiff. You don’t have to wash your hair to get rid of the spray – it can simply be brushed out. Using hair spray in moderation won’t damage your hair.

Bear in mind that blow-drying your hair on a setting that’s too high may cause dry and brittle hair that can lead to breakage. This is defined as styling damage rather than hair loss. Taking a wash break will ensure you don’t have to blow dry your hair as often – why not let it dry naturally instead?

Hair thinning

Knowing that your hair care routine using any of the above products isn’t causing hair thinning issues you may want to consider discussing hair loss problems with a professional. Specialists from Cochrane & Co offer hair replacement and hair systems in London that are tailored to suit your individual needs.

You’ll get all the help and advice you need on styling and colouring services, with hair treatments and tips to keep your hair system as new. Whatever the cause of your hair loss or thinning hair there’s a treatment designed just for you.

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