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Healthy Hair Tips For Traveling In 2021

After more than a year of hitting pause on so much of life, folks are ready to hit the road, hit the beach, and hit long-delayed travel plans. As the pandemic begins to recede, you may be one of those people who is more than ready to pack your bags for a much-deserved vacation. But as you dig those suitcases out of storage, you may also need to remind yourself of how to stay healthy while traveling. This includes taking care of your hair.

The disruption of traveling and the more relaxed attitudes that we hopefully adopt while on vacation can damage our hair if we’re not careful. So keep these healthy hair tips in mind as you head out to see the world in 2021.

Use Scalp Sunscreen and Wear Hats

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a scalp left exposed and unprotected from the sun can suffer skin damage in just 15 minutes. If you plan on spending time in the sun on your travels, 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 simultaneously protects both your skin and your hair follicles.

Protect Your Hair From Water Damage

The saltwater in the ocean and the chlorine in swimming pools won’t do your hair any favors. Before taking a dip at the beach, rub some marine-safe oil on your hair, as it will allow your follicles to absorb the oil so there isn’t much room to absorb the saltwater that can dry out your hair.

Similarly, to protect your hair from soaking up damaging chlorine, mix a dollop of leave-in conditioner with a glass of water and put it in a spray bottle. Keep it by your lounge chair and spray your hair before each dip in the pool.  

Brush or Comb Regularly

Unless you want dreadlocks by the end of your trip, you’ll need to make sure you brush or comb your hair regularly, even if not as frequently as you do at home. Tangled hair is more prone to breakage, so don’t go more than a day or so before brushing or combing.

BYOP (Bring Your Own Product)

Yes, your hotel will have those complimentary bottles of shampoo and conditioner, but bringing your own products (in travel size bottles) can ensure that your hair gets the nourishment it needs while also minimizing the potential of an allergic reaction from the hotel products.  

Schedule a Hair Loss Evaluation Today at The Miami Hair Institute

At the Miami Hair Institute, we know how ready all of us are to get out and reconnect with the world. We also know that many people with hair loss may have put their hair restoration plans on hold. Now is the time to get those plans back on track.

To schedule your personalized hair loss evaluation and begin your hair restoration journey, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

The Summer Sun Can Be Brutal On Hair... Here’s How To Protect Yourself

The Summer Sun Can Be Brutal on Hair… Here’s How To Protect Yourself

Here in South Florida, we know a little about sunshine. It’s a big part of why we live and work here. But we also know that enjoying those warm, sunny days requires us to protect ourselves against the sun’s harmful rays. Sadly, many people who know better fail to apply sunscreen or take other steps to prevent sunburn or skin damage.

But even those folks who are vigilant about regularly using sunscreen on their face and body often forget about other vulnerable areas. If you’ve ever burned the top of your feet, you know the feeling. One part of the body that is often neglected when it comes to sun protection is, ironically, the part that tends to be closest to the sun: our scalp. And this can have disastrous consequences for our hair and skin health. their scalp.

Sunburn Can Cause Hair Loss

Balding individuals or those with thinning hair are particularly vulnerable to scalp sunburn and skin damage. Skin cancer can develop on any part of the skin, and the scalp is no exception. But if an increased risk of cancer isn’t enough to get you to focus on protecting your scalp, perhaps this will: severe sunburn on the scalp can cause your hair to fall out, at least temporarily. The inflammation that results from a deep scalp sunburn can trigger a short-term hair loss condition called telogen effluvium. And the

Use Scalp Sunscreen and Wear Hats

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a scalp left unprotected and exposed to the summer sun can develop skin damage in only 15 minutes. If you plan on spending time in the sun this summer, no matter where you live, regularly applying scalp sunscreen can be the easiest way to both protect and hydrate your scalp and keep your hair follicles safe from harmful UV rays.

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

Even the best sunscreen is only as good as the way it is applied. Apply scalp sunscreen at least 30 minutes before sun exposure, and again after every two hours you spend outside. If you go for a swim or sweat a lot, make sure to regularly reapply the sunscreen that was diluted or washed away by that moisture. For even more protection, wear a baseball cap or stylish sunhat, which simultaneously protects both your skin and your hair follicles.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to do something about your hair loss issues. If you’re ready to restore your hair to its natural, youthful appearance, we invite you to schedule an appointment at the Miami Hair 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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Scalp Sunscreen: The Easiest Way to Protect and Hydrate Your Scalp

Scalp SunscreenEvery inch of skin on your body is vulnerable to sunburn if exposed to the sun’s harsh rays for extended periods of time. This includes your scalp. Balding individuals or those with thinning hair are particularly vulnerable to sunburn on the scalp. The consequences of sunburn and overexposure to UV rays include not only short-term pain but long-term skin damage and an increased risk of skin cancer.

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

But while you may be very good about slathering that SPF70 sunscreen all over your arms, legs, face, and torso, it can be easy to forget about protecting the skin on top of your head as well as your hair. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposed and unprotected skin on your scalp can suffer damage in as little as 15 minutes. If you are planning on spending time in the sun, scalp sunscreen can be the easiest way to protect and hydrate your scalp.

There are numerous sunscreen products that are specifically designed to be applied to the hair and scalp. Consider oils with UVA/UVB protection incorporated so you don’t end up with greasy strands full of thick, white sunscreen. These also protect the hair itself from the sun, which can fade color when it oxidizes.

To protect your scalp, you’ll want to apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going out in the sun and after every two hours of spending time outside. If you go swimming or are perspiring a lot, you will need to reapply the sunscreen that has been diluted or washed away by that moisture. For full-on protection, wear a stylish sunhat or baseball cap when enjoying the outdoors, which protects both skin and hair follicles simultaneously.

Here in South Florida, sun exposure and the potential for skin damage is a year-round issue. The changes in the seasons also present several other challenges for those worried about hair loss or who are currently experiencing hair loss issues. Seasonal hair loss is a common problem. Fortunately, there are ways to combat winter hair shedding, control hair loss in the summer, and protect your hair during the spring and autumn.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today

No matter what the season, 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 Hair Transplant Institute of Miami. Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years combined experience. Both Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are actively engaged in hair loss research and lecture widely. To receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

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