Use quality hair care products
Using quality hair care products that hydrate hair after exposure to hot environments is a tip mentioned by many stylists when discussing caring for hair in the sauna. In practical terms, this means making sure you’re using quality shampoo and/or conditioner for your specific hair type after your sauna sessions, and even leave-in conditioner or hydrating oils in between times if needed.
Protecting hair in the sauna is another way to ensure moisture remains locked into the hair, whilst also helping to regulate your body’s core temperature. Wearing a hair turban or towel over your hair is a simple way to do this. You could also protect your hair using a hair mask. Apply the mask before going to the sauna and rinse off afterwards, according to the mask instructions.
Wash hair after sauna bathing
Washing hair after sauna bathing removes sweat build-up and cleanses the scalp. A clean scalp is important as sweat and hair product build-up can clog hair follicles on the scalp and hinder hair growth.
Do sauna scalp massages
The heat in the sauna stimulates scalp blood flow, and a scalp massage whilst in the sauna can help take advantage of this. The heat and massage stimulate blood vessels in the scalp, improving the delivery of nutrients vital to hair growth.
Avoid using a hair dryer after sauna bathing
Hair dryers can further contribute to dry, damaged hair, so it’s best to avoid using one straight after sauna bathing. Alternatively, you could consider using the hair dryer’s cool mode, or a diffuser attachment to the hair dryer.