21 Nov

Guidelines for Healthy, Beautiful Hair

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In Orlando, summer weather is year-round. Living in constant warm weather calls for certain guidelines to hairfollow to achieve healthy hair. Not only is humidity a common cause for frizz, time at the beach can also cause damage to your hair.  Follow these tips to achieve strong hair all year long.

Moisturize

When our hair is dry, it draws moisture from the air, resulting in unwanted frizz. Moisturizing frequently can help to nourish and hydrate the hair, reducing this frizz. Moisturizing shampoo and conditioner are great options, as is a deep-conditioning treatment that can be used every few weeks.

Get Regular Trims

Maintaining the hair with regular trims helps to remove any damaged or split ends. Less damage = healthier hair, so this step is a no-brainer.

Avoid High-Heat

Constant use of hot styling tools such as blow dryers, curling irons, and flat irons can cause dryness and damage to your hair. Give your hair a break every once and while, and let it air dry. A convenient way to do this is to wash your hair at night and put it into a braid before bed.

Rinse Before Swimming

Warm weather often equals a dip in the pool. However, swimming pools contain harsh chemicals such as chlorine, which can strip your hair of oils. The ocean can also dry out skin and hair due to its high salt content. The best way to protect your hair from these elements is to rinse your hair with fresh water beforehand. This will reduce the absorption of chemicals and salt. When you are done swimming, rinse hair again to cleanse further.

Following these steps can help you obtain healthy, beautiful hair all year long. Dr. Johnston believes taking steps to maintaining a healthy you. For more information on healthy lifestyle choices, contact us today.

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