Hair S0S: End of Summer Hair Savers from Board Certified Dermatologists

Hair S0S: End of Summer Hair Savers from Board Certified Dermatologists

As the end of August approaches, you may have noticed that your hair looks and feels like it’s been put through the wringer. UV rays, saltwater and chlorine can all wreak havoc on your hair – and your scalp.  As Board Certified Dermatologists, we are trained to treat skin conditions and have a deep understanding about hair, and hair loss, and what you can do to achieve healthy, shiny locks. 

Understanding Hair and Scalp Health

The hair and scalp undergo a constant cycle of growth, rest, and shedding. Factors like genetics, diet, hormones, and even stress play a significant role in the health of the hair and scalp.  These elements, along with prolonged sun, salt and chlorine exposure, lead to big summer hair problems such as color fading, weakened hair proteins, and brittle strand breakage. 

Just like healthy soil yields vibrant plants, a healthy scalp is the foundation for strong, beautiful hair. Scalp issues like dandruff, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis can impact hair health. If you have persistent scalp issues it’s important to see a Board Certified Dermatologist who can properly diagnose and treat these medical conditions. 

Our Derm-tested Tips To Bring Your Hair Back To Life. 

  1. Rinse and Condition: Washing too frequently can lead to dryness. While infrequent washing may cause product buildup. Aim for washing your hair 2-3x per week and use the rinse and condition method in between shampoos.  This helps to distribute your hair’s natural oils and condition the ends, while buying time in between wash days.
  2. Mindful Styling: Excessive heat styling can damage hair. Opt for heat protectant sprays and use lower heat settings. Better yet, embrace your natural texture to give your hair a break.
  3. Stress Management: Chronic stress can lead to hair loss. Engage in relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, or deep breathing to keep stress in check.  Drink plenty of water, and ensure you’re getting quality sleep to support the hair’s growth phase.
  4. Balanced Diet and Supplementation: Just like your skin, your hair benefits from a balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and protein. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and flaxseeds, contribute to scalp health. We love AETHERN Ultimate Hair Booster, a drinkable daily-dosed supplement that promotes hair growth, for its proprietary blend of vitamins and minerals including Vitamins B, Niacin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Magnesium and Selenium. Pick up your 30-day supply in our Brilliant Boutique.
  5. Hormone check: As we enter midlife and our hormone balance shifts (for both men and women), our hair follicles can really suffer.  Topical and oral prescription medication can dramatically reduce hair loss, improve hair thickness, and help you regrow your youthful locks.  Our Board-Certified Dermatologists specialize in customized prescription treatment plans to address your individual hormonal profile.
  6. PRP Treatment for Hair Loss: For those struggling with hair loss and lack-lustre strands, our absolute fave treatment is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy.  PRP is highly effective and clinically proven to improve hair density and thickness, while preventing hair loss. This procedure involves extracting your blood, separating the platelets, and injecting the PRP into the scalp. Platelets contain growth factors that stimulate hair follicles, promoting hair growth. PRP is a safe, non-surgical option that has shown promising results for many patients.  Ask our Board-Certified Dermatologists if PRP might help your thinning hair!

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