I've often wondered whether or not sleeping with your hair covered in plastic is good for growth. There are no scientific studies to explain whether or not it's a good idea but there are a lof of opinions on the matter. Here are some of them:
My personal take on baggying.
I think having a bag over your head overnight once a week will probably do no harm, however, I think if it's done daily it could impact hair growth due to the delivery of oxygen to the scalp. Like I say, there have been no scientific studies to explain whether or not it's good but for the moment it's not something I plan to do on the regular.
Even when my hair is very oily it doesn't stain my sheets, it stays within the satin bonnet so this is not even a consideration for me. Wetting my hair and baggying for 30 minutes does the trick so I'm reluctant to do it overnight for fear that my hair will go rancid.
I like the idea of baggying the ends only; I might add this to my regimen...
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By Heather Katsonga-Woodward
I was a natural hair blogger and mixtress living between London & Chicago from 2012 to 2017. I always thought I was 4C but some say 4B; images below - you decide! Heather xx