Laval 450 669-6737
Quebec 418 622-7271
Saint-Hubert 450 656-2323
Comment prendre soin de votre chevelure en été

Sun, Pool, and Hair: How to Care for Your Mane in Summer

Ah, summer… Associated with sun, heat, wind, and dips in the pool, the summer season exposes our scalp to various external elements that disrupt the natural protection of our hair. That’s why it’s essential to take care of our hair throughout this beautiful season. Here are some wise tips from Groupe Médical PAI to help you do just that.

Protection Against Sun Rays :

Protection des cheveux contre les rayons du soleil

The sun is an excellent source of vitamin D, beneficial for immunity and osteoporosis prevention (in combination with calcium), but excessive exposure can damage your hair. While the direct link between hair loss and sun exposure is not proven, UV rays can still make your hair dry and brittle. To avoid these damages, make sure to use hair sunscreen with a high protection factor (in a spray) and wear a hat during prolonged exposure.

Taking Care of the Scalp :

It is crucial to protect your scalp from sunburn, as this area is sensitive, and sunburns can be painful. People with thinning hair should be particularly vigilant because the sun can quickly damage their scalp. Hats and caps become essential. For those suffering from baldness, applying sun protection (matte sunscreen or transparent sun spray) is recommended, while avoiding UV exposure, especially between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and wearing a head cover.

The Effect of Water on Hair :

L'effet de l'eau sur les cheveux

Cooling off in the pool or sea is a summer pleasure, but the chemicals used to purify water, such as chlorine and salt, can dry out your hair. A thorough rinse with fresh water after swimming is recommended to eliminate these harsh products for your hair.


Hint :

It is essential to drink enough water to maintain the health of your hair, especially in summer. A minimum of eight glasses of water a day is recommended for adequate bodily hydration. Additionally, invest in high-quality hydrating hair products, such as shampoos, conditioners, and masks, without sulfates or parabens.

Stress and Hair Loss :

Stress et perte de cheveux
During the summer vacation, stress related to work and daily routines decreases, but it is essential to maintain healthy lifestyle habits to preserve your hair’s health. A good night’s sleep, a balanced diet, moderate alcohol consumption, and other healthy habits are essential. It is common to experience increased hair loss after the holidays, due to the stress of returning to work. Learning to manage this stress (through meditation or other activities) can help reduce this loss.

Groupe Médical PAI at Your Service :

If you have questions about hair loss or hair transplantation and would like to learn more about the tailored solutions offered by Groupe Médical PAI, do not hesitate to contact us and make an appointment for a consultation at the nearest clinic.
Scroll to Top