How To Keep Your Hair from Drying Out in the Heat

The hot summer months can be hard on your skin and can also leave your hair dry and brittle. If your hair tends to dry out from too much sun exposure, be sure to incorporate these methods to help keep your hair vibrant and beautiful.

  • Decrease use of hair dryers—The overuse of hair dryers, flat irons, curlers, and other hair styling tools can lead to damaged and dry hair. It’s best to dry your hair by gently patting and squeezing with a towel. Be sure to use low-heat settings for the occasional blow-drying.
  • Avoid harsh chemical products—Chemical products that straighten and color hair can quickly damage your hair if used incorrectly. Consult with your dermatologist and an experienced hairstylist to be sure your hair is treated properly to decrease the chances of damage occurring.
  • Go bunless—Avoid pulling your hair back in a tight ponytail or bun since this can often lead to hair breakage and hair loss. Let your hair be free whenever you can.
  • Proper diet—Be sure you get enough iron and protein in your diet to help improve your hair and skin health and to prevent hair damage.

It can be easy to neglect your hair care, but the great tips above will lead to a healthier and happier you. If your dry hair leads to excessive hair loss or damage, consult with a board-certified dermatologist who can provide the best diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Juan Vaillant of Old Bridge Dermatology has been treating patients for hair, skin, and nail problems for over 30 years, and has the extensive background needed to help address a variety of dermatological issues. Dr. Vaillant has successfully treated acne, eczema, dandruff, hair loss, psoriasis, and nail fungus. If you are looking for an amiable, highly skilled dermatologist, call our office in Old Bridge, NJ at (732) 679-0222and make an appointment.