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4 tips on hair care in sauna and steam room

Not only do saunas and steam rooms relax and provide physical health benefits, they can also make you look and feel gorgeous! Maximize all the benefits of your sauna and steam room session by trying out these tips for haircare:

  1. Pick a shampoo that works for your own hair type. If hair care products (especially hairspray) are a part of your daily hairstyling routine, it’s a good idea to use a clarifying shampoo every now and then. Another option is to lather shampoo and rinse twice, leaving the shampoo on for a few minutes to remove build-up.

  2. After shampooing, distribute your hair conditioner to the lengths and massage it onto your scalp. Try distributing it with a wide-toothed comb – it really makes a difference. Watch out for tangles and be especially gentle with them, as wet hair is more prone to breakage. Follow the instructions given on the package: 2-5 minutes is enough time for your hair to absorb most conditioners and hair masks.

  3. The warmth of the sauna and steam room boosts the effect of the hair conditioner by opening the hair cuticles for deeper penetration. But don’t overdo it: protect your hair from excess heat with a towel or a sauna hat.

  4. Stress is known to have adverse effects on hair growth and your skin. Did you know that your scalp has muscles that can become tense just like any other muscle on your body? Chronic scalp tension affects hair growth, normal sebum secretion and might even cause hair loss. Try these easy scalp massage routines that you can combine with sauna yoga for even deeper relaxation in the sauna and steam room.

Wishing you beautiful sauna moments!

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