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Common Scalp Problems: How To Treat Them

Common Scalp Problems: How To Treat Them

Hair loss is, in its simplest sense, a scalp problem. Whether you suffer from genetics-related pattern baldness or you are losing your hair due to other factors, the health of your scalp plays a direct role in the health of your hair. But hair loss is just one of many ways that your scalp can cause you discomfort, embarrassment, or grief.

Tens of millions of Americans deal with a variety of scalp problems and spend hundreds of millions of dollars trying to resolve these issues. Here are some of the most common scalp problems we see at the Miami Hair & Skin Insititute, along with ways you can effectively treat them, usually on your own.

Dandruff

Dandruff may be annoying or embarrassing, but it is not usually a cause for worry or a sign of something more serious. This condition is simply a visible sign that the skin cells on your scalp are producing new cells faster than is typical. This results in excessive shedding of dead skin cells, which then fall from the scalp as dandruff flakes.

While there is no “cure” for the condition, you can keep dandruff under control with over-the-counter medicated shampoos like Head & Shoulders or Selsun Blue. If OTC remedies fail to do the trick, you may need prescription anti-dandruff shampoo.

Seborrheic Dermatitis

A mild form of dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis can cause a reddening of the scalp and the production of a lot of oil. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the condition is more common in individuals with oily skin or hair, acne, or psoriasis. As with dandruff, attempt OTC shampoos to alleviate the problem and see a doctor for a prescription shampoo if it persists.

Psoriasis

While psoriasis can develop anywhere on the skin, it most often shows up on the scalp when the body makes too many new skin cells. Those cells can build up and form thick, itchy, crusted scales.

Steroid creams or ointments are usually effective at treating scalp psoriasis, as are shampoos containing tar or salicylic acid. Severe cases may need prescription oral or injectable medication.

Folliculitis

Folliculitis, which appears as small pus-filled pimples on the scalp, is a condition involving inflammation or infection of hair follicles. It is usually caused by bacteria that make their way into the follicles from an infection nearby. You can also irritate the follicles when shaving or using makeup, or by certain fabrics in clothing.

While some mild cases clear up without treatment, an antibiotic can take care of the issue quickly.

Scalp Sunburn

Balding individuals or those with thinning hair are particularly vulnerable to sunburn on the scalp. Too much sun can turn your hair brittle, dry, and more prone to breaks and splits. Additionally, sunburn on the scalp can not only be the result of having areas of thinning or absent hair, but it can also cause hair loss, at least temporarily. Protect your scalp with scalp sunscreen or a hat, especially in the summer.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

If you are concerned about your hair loss and are ready to do something about it, we invite you to schedule a hair loss evaluation at the Miami Hair Institute. Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years of combined experience. To receive a personalized evaluation and hair restoration plan, contact us online or call our office at 305-925-0222.

Common Scalp Problems: How To Treat Them

Scalp Care: How to Maintain Healthy Hair

You can’t plant a beautiful garden in rocky, dry soil. Your flowers will die unless you ensure that they have the water and sunshine they need. Think of your scalp like the garden in which your hair grows. If your scalp is unhealthy, it can have a direct and significant impact on your hair health. If you already struggle with hair loss, tending to the health of your scalp can slow down shedding and keep the hair you still have strong and resilient.

Here are six ways you can take care of your scalp so your scalp can take care of your hair:

  1. Increase your protein intake. Hair needs a sufficient amount of protein to grow. Make sure you eat plenty of protein-rich foods like fish, beef, and eggs, as well as are beans, lentils, and soy.
  2. Reduce your stress level. Stress can negatively affect your health in a host of ways, including damaging your hair follicles. When your body overproduces hormones such as cortisol as a reaction to stress, it can lead to adrenal fatigue. In turn, the overproduction of stress-related hormones causes a corresponding drop in levels of other hair-critical hormones like aldosterone and androgens, causing hair to weaken and ultimately fall out. Find ways of alleviating stress that work best for you.
  3. Get more sleep. If you don’t get enough sleep, it will catch up to you. Our bodies use a lot of energy every day and won’t work as they’re supposed to if they don’t have a chance to recharge. One function that won’t work as well as it should is the repair and regeneration of hair follicles. Insufficient sleep gets in the way of this process, causing hair to stop growing, weaken, and eventually fall out more than it would if you got enough rest.
  4. Eat a healthy, balanced diet. To stop and avoid hair loss, be sure to eat a well-rounded diet rich in protein, biotin, vitamin E, vitamin A, and other essential nutrients.
  5. Keep hydrated. Water is as vital to healthy hair as it is to healthy plants and flowers. Hair shafts are composed of approximately 25 percent water, and dehydration weakens those shafts. Make an affirmative effort to drink lots of fluids – at least 64 ounces of water per day –  so you can keep your thirsty hair from drying out.
  6. Wear scalp sunscreen. Balding individuals or those with thinning hair are particularly vulnerable to sunburn on the scalp. Too much sun can turn your hair brittle, dry, and more prone to breaks and splits. Additionally, sunburn on the scalp can not only be the result of having areas of thinning or absent hair, but it can also cause hair loss, at least temporarily. Protect your scalp with scalp sunscreen or a hat, especially in the summer.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

If you are concerned about your hair loss and are ready to do something about it, we invite you to schedule a hair loss evaluation at the Miami Hair Institute. Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years of combined experience. To receive a personalized evaluation and hair restoration plan, contact us online or call our office at 305-925-0222.

Can Hair Extensions Damage My Hair Follicles?

Hair fashions and styles can often be, but certainly aren’t always, the enemy of hair health. For example, traction alopecia is a hair loss condition most often caused by hairstyles that pull hair to the breaking point, such as wearing unnecessarily tight ponytails, pigtails, or braids for a long period of time.

Hair extensions are an increasingly popular styling option for many women, and while extensions themselves may not put you at risk for hair loss or follicle damage, the sloppy or improper attachment of extensions can absolutely cause problems for your hair.

Not all hair extensions are created equal, and not all stylists who apply extensions are equally skilled at doing so.

The safest kind of extensions, the one that has little to no chance of damaging your hair no matter who applies them, are clip-on extensions that women typically wear for only a few hours at a time and can be removed easily after each use.

Permanent hair extensions, on the other hand, involve the use of heat, glue, and lamps as part of the application process. This fusion type of extension attaches to your natural hair using keratin bonds that are melted, formed, and re-hardened around the hair in individual strands.

Problems can arise if the weight of the extensions is excessive. All of that heavy hair and gravity pulling down on your real hair can cause traction alopecia. Hair extensions should never weigh more than 200 grams. The risk of hair damage can be reduced by having a professional stylist apply the extensions followed by subsequent visits in which the glue is changed out or the stylist rotates the extensions so that they are not bound to the same hairs and the same tension all the time.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

While hair extensions aren’t inherently damaging, that doesn’t mean they are 100% free from complications, including hair damage and loss. If you are concerned about your hair loss and are ready to do something about it, we invite you to schedule a hair loss evaluation at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute today.  To receive a personalized assessment and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

Hair Loss Treatments: Do’s and Don’ts

They say that when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. Unfortunately, many people who start to experience hair loss keep on digging and needlessly make matters worse for themselves. While many of the reasons behind hair thinning and baldness are out of our hands – genetics, primarily – plenty of styling, lifestyle, and diet choices can have a significant impact on the health, strength, and resilience of our hair. By doing the right things and not doing the wrong things, you can make great strides in slowing or preventing further hair loss.

If you notice more hair in your sink or shower and start seeing thinning areas on your scalp, keep these hair loss do’s and don’ts in mind:

Hair Loss Do’s

  • DO eat healthy. As with other aspects of health, the health of our hair relies on eating the right foods in the right amounts to ensure we get the nutrients we need.  A diet that includes a healthy amount of protein from various sources can be key to growing and healthy hair. Few foods are as rich in protein as nuts and legumes. Nuts also contain a variety of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. Try to make nuts like almonds, walnuts, and cashews a regular part of your diet. Additionally, a lack of iron can contribute to hair loss. Iron-rich foods such as spinach, kale, broccoli, and other leafy greens can increase your iron intake and help feed your hair.
  • DO get enough sleep. Sufficient sleep is an indispensable part of overall health, as we expend tremendous amounts of energy every day and need the time to recharge so our bodies can function as they are supposed to. A lack of sleep keeps our bodies from repairing and regenerating hair follicles, causing hair to stop growing, weaken, and eventually fall out more than it otherwise would. Even hair that doesn’t fall out will suffer noticeably, losing shine and volume.
  • DO manage your stress. Overproduction of stress hormones contributes to adrenal fatigue, which happens when the body produces too much cortisol. In turn, this excessive production leads to a corresponding underproduction of hormones like aldosterone and androgens. Since these hormones are needed for healthy hair growth, an insufficient supply will cause thinning or balding hair. Find ways to alleviate day-to-day stress that work for you.
  • DO stay hydrated. Just as a plant won’t grow and will ultimately die without water, your hair needs to stay hydrated to stay healthy. Hair is one of the first parts of your body to show the effects of water, vitamin, and mineral deficiency. Make an effort to push fluids – at least 64 ounces of water per day.

Hair Loss Don’ts

  • DON’T wear destructive hairstyles. Some hair loss problems are caused by the way we treat and style our hair. Tight ponytails, pigtails, or braids can lead to a condition called traction alopecia. Constant and severe tension on hair follicles because of such hairstyles will damage and weaken those follicles and eventually kill them, causing them to fall out. Avoid these styling habits, and also avoid hairstyles that require hair to be tightly wound for a prolonged period or hairpieces and weaves that must be affixed or clipped to the hair.
  • DON’T smoke. Smoking limits the flow of blood in your body and reduces the amount of essential nutrients that make their way to your hair follicles. Without an adequate supply of those nutrients, your follicles will grow weak instead of just growing, and will ultimately fall out.  
  • DON’T let styling products build up. Despite concern to the contrary, there is little evidence that everyday styling products like mousse, gels, or hairspray have any adverse effect on our follicles if used correctly. The key is ensuring that you wash your hair regularly to prevent such products from contributing to any long-term buildup of sebum-based plaque. When combined with pollutants, oils, and sweat, this buildup could lead to a condition called scalp folliculitis which can make it impossible for hair follicles to support a normal hair growth cycle.

Schedule Your Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

At the Miami Hair & Skin Institute, our skilled physicians diagnose and treat hair loss cases that can’t be reversed at home or through changes in lifestyle or diet. Through advanced hair transplant techniques and alternative non-invasive treatments, we can help patients who are ready to take action and restore their hair and self-confidence.

To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call or office directly at 305-925-0222.

Does Chili Oil Make Hair Grow?

Is it time to turn up the heat on your hair? Some beauty bloggers and others have suggested that the answer is yes. These folks have promoted the idea that applying chili oil to your hair and scalp will encourage hair growth. But the reality is that doing so is not such a hot idea, and there is no scientific evidence to support the practice.

Relying on a “remedy” passed down from her grandmother, one such blogger reported that rubbing a mixture of red chili powder and coconut oil onto her scalp at least three times a week led to the growth of new hairs to see improvement.

While that blogger may have seen hair growth, it is doubtful it was from grandma’s magic chili mixture. There is simply no proof that it will work. In fact, it could cause more harm than good. Applying chili oil to your scalp could cause that cause irritation, burning and swelling, all of which could actually damage follicles and lead to some hair shedding. If you get the chili solution into your eyes, be prepared for even more pain.

While applying chili oil topically may not promote hair growth, there is a grain of truth to the idea that chili oil or chili peppers may support hair health and thus limit hair loss.

Chiles contain several vitamins and nutrients that can help prevent hair loss, such as potassium, iron, and vitamins B1 and B6. Additionally, the active ingredient in chiles is a substance called capsaicin. With its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities, capsaicin can increase blood flow to the scalp and ensure that sufficient amounts of oxygen and nutrients make their way to your follicles.

If you want to incorporate chili peppers or chili oil into your diet with the goal of keeping your hair and scalp healthy, by all means do so. But keep the heat in your mouth, not on your head.

Schedule an Appointment Today at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute

While certain foods and a healthy diet can certainly promote hair health and reduce the chance of experiencing hair loss in many folks, it won’t be the cure-all if you are experiencing significant hair loss. At the Miami Hair & Skin Institute, our world-renowned physicians diagnose and treat hair loss cases that can’t be fixed at home. Through advanced hair restoration surgery techniques and alternative non-invasive treatments, we can help patients suffering from hair loss regain their hair and their confidence.

To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

Does Washing Your Hair Everyday Cause Hair Loss?

Maybe a friend told you. Perhaps you read something on the internet about it. No matter what you may have heard about shampooing and hair loss, the truth is this: washing your hair every day – with the right shampoo will not cause you to lose your hair. In fact, keeping your hair clean and removing product, oil, pollutants, and other buildup can actually improve your hair and scalp health.

Like our faces, our scalps produce oil, also called sebum. In the right quantity, sebum can keep our skin moisturized and give our hair a healthy shine and soft texture. But too much sebum can make the scalp a breeding ground for the malassezia furfur yeast that is a primary cause of dandruff.

Similarly, the mousse, gels, hairspray, and even dry shampoo we use in our styling routines can buildup on the scalp, just like makeup can accumulate on the face if not adequately cleaned. This layer of residue can clog hair follicles, which can ultimately lead to hair thing and loss. Those who only shampoo once a week or so are particularly susceptible to this problem.

Washing your hair frequently can improve your hair health by clearing away all of that debris and giving your follicles room to grow and thrive. We all lose an average of 80-100 hairs a day as part of the natural hair growth cycle. The hairs we shed get replaced by new follicles. Regular shampooing helps get these falling follicles out of the way to make way for the new ones.

One reason folks may have a mistaken impression about shampooing every day is that they worry that doing so will dry their hair out, making the follicles more prone to damage and breakage. This is not caused by shampoo, per se, but by shampoos that contain too many harsh cleansers or chemicals. Of course, a shampoo that doesn’t provide enough cleaning agents won’t do you much good either. Most everyday shampoos do an excellent job of threading the needle between the two extremes, with mild cleansers that take care of business without leaving your hair dry or damaged.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

While washing your hair every day won’t cause hair loss, plenty of other things – like your genes – can. If you are concerned about your hair loss and are ready to do something about it, we invite you to schedule a hair loss evaluation at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute today.  To receive a personalized assessment and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

Top 5 Reasons Why Your Health Might Be Causing Your Hair Loss

Lab results and medical charts are not the only ways to find out about your health and well-being. Your body has several ways of telling you that something may be amiss. This includes the condition of your scalp and hair.

Sometimes, sudden or unexpected changes to your hair – from differences in strength, texture, or color to significant hair loss and shedding – can be early warning signs about other health issues that require your attention.

Here are the top five reasons why your overall health might be contributing to or causing your hair loss issues:

Alopecia Areata

This hair loss condition is caused by a direct attack on hair follicles by your own immune system and white blood cells. This assault causes the follicles to shrink and subsequently slow down hair production. In turn, this leads to hair loss in quarter-sized patches which can progress across the scalp rapidly and unpredictably. The hair follicles are not destroyed and can regrow as soon as the inflammation subsides.

Unlike hereditary hair loss, which generally begins later in life, visible signs of alopecia areata typically occur before the age of 30.

Anemia

Anemia, or an insufficient amount of iron in the blood, is one of the most common causes of dietary-related hair loss. Low levels of iron restrict proper blood flow – reducing the amount of growth-stimulating nutrients that hair follicles need. Foods such as spinach, broccoli, kale, and other leafy greens can increase your iron intake and help feed your hair.

Lupus

At least 1.5 million Americans live with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, commonly called lupus, according to the Lupus Foundation of America. This chronic and painful condition disproportionately affects women – lupus is nine times more common in women than in men.  

Lupus causes the body’s immune system to produce antibodies that attack healthy cells and tissue throughout the body, including hair follicles. Seeing these follicles as harmful enemies, the antibodies kick them out, resulting in hair loss. Lupus symptoms tend to be cyclical, flaring up and then going into remission which means that hair may grow back only to fall out again. If scarring occurs in affected hair follicles, the hair loss can be permanent.

Hashimoto’s Disease

The thyroid gland creates and releases hormones throughout the body. When it isn’t working correctly, either by releasing too many hormones (hyperthyroidism) or too few (hypothyroidism), it can negatively impact the body’s natural functioning and cause a range of symptoms and conditions, including hair loss.

Hashimoto’s Disease, also called chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. It involves the immune system directly attacking the thyroid, limiting its ability to produce the hormones necessary for healthy hair growth. Without those hormones, hair will stop growing and eventually fall out.

Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes can cause hair loss when elevated blood sugar levels interact with and change the shape of red blood cells. Misshapen red blood cells have a more difficult time traveling through smaller blood vessels, including the capillaries that supply vital blood to hair follicles. When that blood flow is disrupted, follicles may die and hair may fall out.

Call the Miami Hair & Skin Institute Today to Discuss Your Condition

For those living with a challenging medical condition or health problems, hair loss can make an already difficult situation even more so. At the Miami Hair & Skin Institute, we help patients who are experiencing health-related hair loss develop a treatment program to complement the treatment they receive for the underlying condition behind that hair loss

To schedule your personalized hair loss evaluation and to learn more about our effective treatments, please contact our clinic at 305-925-0222.

The 8 Best Foods for Hair Growth

There is no doubt that what we’re born with – our genes – have an outsized role in determining whether we will spend our lives with a full head of hair or struggling with hair loss. There are nearly 300 genetic ties to hair loss, according to a recent study. But what we put in our bodies after we’re born – what we eat and what we drink – also impacts the health, resiliency, and continued growth of our hair.

You can help boost hair growth, as well as improve your overall health and well-being, with a healthy and balanced diet rich in essential vitamins and nutrients. Whether in conjunction with hair restoration treatments or simply as part of a healthy lifestyle, incorporating a wide range of readily available hair growth-promoting foods into your grocery shopping will lead is a great way to instantly create positive change in your life.

So, fill up your cart with these nine hair-positive foods:

  • Nuts. As you may remember from high school biology, proteins and their amino acids are the “building blocks” of the body. This includes your hair follicles. A diet rich in protein from various sources can be the key to strong and robust hair. Few foods are as high in protein as nuts and legumes, including walnuts, almonds, and cashews.
  • Eggs. Eggs are protein-rich, but they also have biotin, which helps produce a protein called keratin that is essential for healthy hair.
  • Salmon and other fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids hydrate the scalp and stimulate follicle function while also enriching strands for a shinier glow. Salmon, trout, and sardines are great resources for boosting your omega-3 intake.
  • Spinach and other leafy greens. Iron deficiency is one of the leading causes of dietary-related hair loss. A lack of sufficient iron restricts proper blood flow – depriving follicles of growth-stimulating nutrients. Iron-rich foods such as spinach, broccoli, kale, and other leafy greens can up your iron intake and help feed your hair. Spinach also contains antioxidants, vitamins B, C and E, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids, all of which can assist with hair and scalp health.
  • Grapefruit. Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron into the bloodstream. You can foster hair growth by eating these two hair-boosting nutrients together. Additionally, along with its collagen-boosting properties, the antioxidants found in vitamin C keep skin, hair, and nails nourished. Grapefruits and other fruits such as oranges, strawberries, and blueberries, contain high levels of Vitamin C necessary for hair growth.
  • Lentils. Not only are lentils an excellent protein source, they also contain ample amounts of iron, zinc, and biotin, which promote scalp health and strengthen hair.
  • Avocados. That famous guacamole you make contains a tasty mix of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins B and E that help protect and strengthen hair. Vitamin B is vital for hair growth, while vitamin E protects your skin and hair from environmental pollutants and sun damage. 
  • Sunflower seeds. This healthy snack or salad topping contains a grab bag of hair-supporting nutrients such as protein, zinc, selenium, biotin, potassium, copper, iron, B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium and calcium.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

Of course, changes in diet alone may not be enough to stop hair loss. At the Miami Hair & Skin Institute, our world-renowned hair restoration physicians diagnose and treat hair loss cases that can’t be reversed at home. Through advanced hair restoration surgery techniques and alternative non-invasive treatments, we can help patients suffering from hair loss.

To receive a personalized hair loss evaluation and proposed treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

Top 5 Benefits of Using Lemon for Hair Growth

Top 5 Benefits of Using Lemon For Hair Growth

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Or, instead of quenching your thirst, you could use those lemons to strengthen and improve the health of your hair, stem hair loss, and even help your hair grow.

Those little yellow packages contain a lot of beneficial elements that promote hair health. By applying lemon juice directly to your hair and scalp, you can take advantage of nature’s power in a way that can help you in your fight against thinning hair.

How Lemons Promote Stronger Hair & Potential Hair Growth

Here are the top five reasons you should start squeezing those lemons if you want healthier hair:

  • Robust collagen production is essential to hair growth, and vitamin C can help ensure that you have a healthy amount. Lemons contain tons of vitamin C which boosts collagen production.
  • Lemons contain many other nutrients that strengthen the hair follicles and encourage new hair growth.
  • Naturally acidic, lemon juice can deeply cleanse the scalp and hair follicles, restore healthy pH levels, and remove build-up of product, oils, and pollutants.
  • Dandruff, in addition to being annoying and unattractive, can interfere with normal hair growth. Lemons have natural anti-fungal properties that can keep dandruff under control.
  • The anti-oxidants and other nutrients present in lemon juice also help to grow hair from even from dormant hair follicles.

How to Use Lemon For Hair Growth

To harness the power of lemons for hair growth, cut a fresh lemon in half and squeeze out the juice from one of the halves. Mix the juice with a little bit of water, apply to the scalp, and gently massage into the scalp and hair for five minutes. Let the juice mixture sit on your scalp for eight to ten more minutes before rinsing it off, shampooing, and conditioning. Repeat once or twice a week.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

While lemons are wonderful and can certainly help improve the strength and appearance of your hair and encourage hair growth, it likely won’t be the cure-all if you are experiencing significant hair loss. At the Miami Hair & Skin Institute, our world-renowned physicians diagnose and treat hair loss cases that can’t be reversed at home. Through advanced hair restoration surgery techniques and alternative non-invasive treatments, we can help patients suffering from hair loss regain their hair and their confidence.

To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

How to Protect Your Scalp from Sun Damage

How to Protect Your Scalp from Sun Damage

You no doubt know how important it is to protect your skin against the harmful rays of the sun, especially if you spend a significant amount of time outside here in South Florida. But knowing and doing are two different things. Many people who know better fail to use sunscreen or take other steps to prevent sunburn or skin damage. Even those who do apply ample amounts of sunscreen on their face and body can forget some of the most vulnerable areas, like the tops of their feet – and their scalp.

Sunburn, Skin Cancer, and Hair Loss

Balding individuals or people with thinning hair are particularly vulnerable to sunburn and skin damage on the scalp. But the problems caused by leaving your scalp exposed to harmful UV rays go beyond short-term pain and an increased risk of skin cancer.

Sunburn on the scalp can not only be the result of having bald patches or areas of thinning hair, severe sunburn can also cause hair loss, at least temporarily. A deep enough scalp sunburn can lead to inflammation, which in turn can trigger a short-term hair loss condition called telogen effluvium.

Scalp Sunscreen and Hats

A scalp left exposed and unprotected from the sun can suffer skin damage in just 15 minutes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you plan on spending time in the sun, scalp sunscreen can be the easiest way to both protect and hydrate your scalp.

There are numerous sunscreen products specifically formulated for application on the hair and scalp. Look for oils with UVA/UVB protection incorporated so you don’t wind up with greasy strands full of thick, white sunscreen. These products also protect the hair itself from the sun, which can fade color when it oxidizes.

To protect your scalp, apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before sun exposure and again after every two hours outside. If you go swimming or sweat a lot, reapply the sunscreen that was diluted or washed away by that moisture. For even more protection, wear a baseball cap or stylish sunhat or baseball cap, which protects both your skin and your hair follicles simultaneously.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

If you are concerned about your hair loss and are ready to do something about it, we invite you to schedule an appointment at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

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