Just a random question:
Does having wet hair in cold weather really cause illness, or is it an old wives' tale?
Answer by ANGIE409 at 10:04 PM on Jan. 5, 2010
Answer by Annabel1809Lee at 10:05 PM on Jan. 5, 2010
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:11 PM on Jan. 5, 2010
It is an old wives tale. Wet hair in cold weather makes you really really cold. You lose 40% of your body heat from the top of your head.
Answer by beeky at 10:29 PM on Jan. 5, 2010
Answer by StefanieN84 at 10:34 PM on Jan. 5, 2010
Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:34 PM on Jan. 5, 2010
Answer by mogencreative at 10:51 PM on Jan. 5, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:28 AM on Jan. 6, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 7:37 AM on Jan. 6, 2010
Germs cause illness, not temperature. However, lowering your body temperature too far for a period of time can weaken your immune system and make you more susceptible to illness.
What this mama said.....she's the first person to answer. Also, having lived in Maine, your hair turns into icicles and you feel miserable later on. It's best to go outdoors in the freezing temps with a dry scalp at least and with a hat on top to hold in your body heat.
Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 9:27 AM on Jan. 6, 2010