Everyone talks about summertime skin care; did you know you need to protect your hair, too? The heat, the sun, the chlorine from the pool, and the salt from the beach, conspire together against your otherwise healthy head of hair! If you’re not careful, it can start to impact your appearance just as much as skin damage.
But there are strategies to use to manage your mane and diminish the damage from your summertime fun when you’re headed to the pool or beach. Here are a few things to keep in mind anytime that you’re also reaching for the sunscreen:
- Dried Out: Condition, condition, condition. Use a moisturizing or replenishing conditioner on your hair. Apply it as a leave in overnight or before your swim. The extra moisture will help keep it from drying out in the heat.
- Sun Bleached: Sunscreen can minimize the damage to your skin, but for your hair, the best tool is a cover, like a hat or a scarf. If long hair makes it too difficult to wear a hat, use a protective style like a braid.
- Swimmers Hair: Both chlorine and salt water leech moisture from the hair shaft, leaving your tresses brittle, limp, and sometimes green. Don’t wash your hair before going to the pool or beach. The natural oils on your head will help protect it. If your hair is already dry and coarse, apply a leave in conditioner and a swim cap before jumping in. When you’re done, rinse out the conditioner along with the pool or ocean water.
Send In the Reinforcements!
Is your thinning scalp keeping you home on summer vacation? You may need more than simple sun protection. Whether you are caring for your hair after a transplant, or caring for your original mane, the summer sun and heat can be hard on your hair. But if your hair gets thinner every day and needs more support than protective care can provide, contact Kalos Hair Restoration. We offer both surgical and non-surgical methods to create a healthier, fuller head of hair!
Posted on behalf of Kalos Hair Transplant
Atlanta, GA 30342