Can sauna sessions cause hair loss?

The relaxing dry sauna is a real treat for your skin and physical well-being. But the heat can be merciless on your hair, drying it out and making it brittle. While the intense heat of short sauna sessions is relaxing for the body, some sauna-goers are skeptical about the benefits of saunas for hair. Is it true that sauna sessions cause hair loss?
Can you get hair loss from regular sauna use?

Can you get hair loss from regular sauna?

Regular sauna sessions are very beneficial to the body, but there is one drawback: the heat. Moisture loss is inevitable when you sit in the sauna. This can lead to dehydration of the body and hair. Make sure you rehydrate your body and hair by drinking plenty of water and replenishing your electrolytes.

After a sauna session, you can moisturize your hair and scalp by using hair care oils. To lock in moisture, apply a deep conditioner to your hair before your sauna session (especially if you go to the sauna frequently). After your sauna session, you can rinse out the conditioner.

Do saunas cause hair loss?

Sauna sessions do not cause hair loss or baldness in men. In fact, they can even promote hair growth. The heat in the sauna stimulates blood flow to the skin and hair follicles, which carry oxygen, nutrients and minerals. If you are struggling with hair loss, your hair follicles may not be as active as they used to be, they may not be getting enough nutrients, or the condition of your scalp may be making it difficult for your hair to grow, consider regular sauna sessions.

However, going to the sauna does not mean that you will have luscious, long locks after your first or even second sauna session. First, it takes a while for the positive effects to show. If you go to the sauna several times a week, you run the risk of damaging your hair if you don’t take the necessary precautions. Hair care products are a great way to moisturize your hair and scalp.

Sauna sessions are not a cure-all for hair loss

In addition to good circulation, there are other factors that can influence good hair growth. If your body is deficient in important nutrients, the available nutrients will be prioritized to the body systems that need them most (such as the internal organs), leaving little for the hair. Proper nutrition or supplementation may be required to maintain healthy hair.

Another factor that contributes to hair development is the health of the scalp. Scalp health can be somewhat challenging due to the variety of possible complications. Irritation, inflammation, or injury to the scalp can affect hair development, and these are all conditions that cannot be remedied by proper circulation.


There is no correlation between regular sauna use and hair loss. After a sauna session, you can be sure that your hair will not fall out.


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