Protect your hair restoration this summer with these tips
Published: August 10, 2023
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Nurture Your New Hair in the Sunshine Season

Summer, the season of river trips, barbecues and blazing sunshine, can be an exhilarating time of year. But if you’re emerging from a hair restoration treatment, you might view the upcoming heat-filled months with apprehension rather than anticipation. Will the heat, sun and pool water undo your newly restored locks? How can you ensure the vibrancy of your hair restoration lasts, even in the sizzling summer?

At Ridenour Plastic Surgery, we don’t just restore your hair — we help you maintain its strength and radiance in every season, especially summer. With a unique combination of groundbreaking treatments and strategic aftercare, we equip you to celebrate the sun-soaked days, all while protecting your precious tresses. Let’s delve into how we help you achieve and preserve the hair of your dreams, no matter the weather.

A Variety of Hair Restoration Treatments

If you’re tired of battling hair loss, Ridenour Plastic Surgery provides innovative and effective hair restoration treatments to conquer your hair-related woes. Our personalized procedures cater to your unique needs, taking into account the various causes of hair loss. Our specialist team, led by the esteemed Dr. Ridenour, offers the following cutting-edge hair restoration treatments:

  • Nanofat Hair Restoration: This procedure combines liposuction with hair restoration. Your extracted fat cells are purified and then injected into your scalp or other area of hair loss. This hair restoration technique encourages hair growth while also providing a slimming effect from liposuction.
  • Topical Exosome Therapy: This revolutionary treatment uses donor-derived exosomes, which are tiny particles that promote tissue healing and regeneration. This outpatient procedure can reset your hair cycle, reigniting your hair growth. Results typically become apparent in three to six months.
  • Follicular Unit Grafting: This surgical procedure involves transplanting individual hair follicles to areas experiencing hair loss, offering minimal discomfort and a short healing time.

We also extend our expertise to eyebrow and eyelash restoration, delicately transplanting hair to these areas while paying close attention to facial aesthetics and the position, direction and curl of the implanted follicles.

Protect Your Restored Hair in the Summer

Once you’ve achieved your new head of hair or other areas of hair restoration, it’s vital to protect it, particularly in the summer months. With our guidance, you can showcase your restored tresses without worrying about the seasonal challenges of the warm, sunny weather.

Screen Your Hair From the Sun

The sunshine, a defining part of summer, can, unfortunately, be harsh on your hair. UV radiation can cause significant damage, leading to weaker strands, color fade and reduced shine. To protect your hair, consider stylish sun hats or hair care products with UV protection. These accessories and products serve as sunscreen for your hair, creating a defensive layer to help maintain its health and shine.

Minimize Heat Styling

Heat styling tools, like flat irons, curling irons and blow dryers, can excessively stress your hair, causing dryness and breakage. During summer, why not let your hair’s natural texture shine? Allow it to air dry, or explore heat-free styling techniques such as braids, robe curls or twists for a well-defined look without the damage.

Hydration Is Key

Hydration is as crucial for your hair as it is for the rest of your body; dehydration can leave your hair dull and brittle. So be sure to maintain adequate water intake and use hydrating hair products. Opt for shampoos, conditioners and hair masks enriched with hydrating ingredients like aloe vera, hyaluronic acid or coconut water.

Eat a Hair-Healthy Diet

What you eat has a significant impact on your hair health. Consuming a balanced diet rich in protein, vitamins and minerals can foster strong, shiny hair. Include foods like salmon, eggs, avocados and berries, all loaded with hair-nourishing nutrients. Also, incorporating lean proteins, whole grains and healthy fats can provide the essential nourishment your hair needs to flourish.

Guard Your Hair Against Chlorine Damage

The lure of a refreshing dip in the pool is almost irresistible on sweltering summer days. Unfortunately, chlorine, a disinfectant used in pools to kill bacteria, can wreak havoc on your hair. It strips away the natural oils that protect your hair, leaving it dry, brittle and more susceptible to breakage. In addition, it can lighten your hair color, especially for color-treated hair, resulting in an unwanted brassy or greenish tint. 

Pool chlorine may be particularly concerning if you’ve undergone hair restoration, as overexposure to chlorine can potentially affect the health and appearance of your new hair growth. Your newly restored hair, although resilient, needs care and protection, especially during the first few months. Here’s how you can enjoy your pool time while also protecting your hair from chlorine and other pool chemicals:

Pre-Swim Care:

Before diving in, thoroughly wet your hair with clean, nonchlorinated water. Your hair will absorb this, reducing the amount of chlorinated water it can take in. Additionally, consider applying a leave-in conditioner or natural oil, like coconut or jojoba oil. These can create a protective layer on your hair, minimizing chlorine absorption.

Post-Swim Care:

After swimming, promptly rinse your hair with clean water to remove any chlorine residue. A clarifying shampoo, used once a week, can also help eliminate chlorine buildup. Follow up with a deep conditioning treatment or hair mask to replenish moisture and nourishment.

Swimming Cap:

If you’re a frequent swimmer, invest in a good-quality swimming cap. Although not entirely waterproof, a cap can significantly reduce your hair’s exposure to chlorinated water, especially if you’ve recently undergone hair restoration.

Regular Check-Ins With Professionals

In addition to your at-home hair care and protection regimen, regular visits to Ridenour Plastic Surgery are invaluable. Our professional team can provide personalized care plans and suggest suitable, professional-grade products for maintaining your healthy hair this summer.

Love Your Hair Again, Even in the Heat of Summer, With Ridenour Plastic Surgery

Protecting your hair during the summer is essential. The goal? A head full of restored, resilient hair, ready to shine through summer and beyond.

At Ridenour Plastic Surgery, we’re prepared to guide you every step of the way. Don’t hesitate — schedule your consultation online or give us a call at (314) 878-8600 today!

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