Do Infrared Saunas Effect Hair?

If you’re concerned about whether infrared sauna damages hair you can rest easy! Below, find out why infrared saunas don’t damage your hair like traditional saunas can and how you can protect your hair in an infrared sauna.

FoundSpace has been supplying top quality saunas and customer service to Australians since 2008 We are Australia’s longest-running infrared sauna company and are renowned for the quality of our saunas and accessories. We always aim to provide our customers with useful and relevant health & wellness information to support them as they incorporate sauna into their daily lives. Here is how infrared saunas affect hair and how you can protect your hair in an infrared sauna.

Infrared Saunas and Hair

Because infrared saunas use infrared light to heat your body instead of dry heat this is less damaging for your hair. In fact, the benefits of using an infrared sauna may actually help to promote healthier hair. Because saunas help to detoxify the body, your general health & wellbeing can improve and infrared therapy can also increase collagen & elastin which promotes hair growth (infrared therapy has been used as a form of treatment for hair loss). 

Woman relaxing in an infrared sauna

How Do I Protect My Hair In An Infrared Sauna?

Whilst sweat-inducing physiological challenges do not result in acute changes in hair cortisol concentrations, here are some ways on how to protect your hair in an infrared sauna: 

  • Rinsing/washing your hair after your sauna session 
  • Using a treatment or conditioning product pre or post-session
  • Ensuring you stay hydrated by drinking water before, during and after your sessions
  • Massaging your scalp (which can also stimulate hair growth)

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