What are the benefits of sauna for hair?

There is a widespread sauna myth about hair. However, the fear that a visit to the sauna will harm the hair is unfounded, quite the opposite. Studies have proven: Due to the high temperatures, the outer cuticle layer of the hair is opened – regenerating care products now penetrate particularly deeply and work even more efficiently.
Sauna sessions for beautiful and gorgeous hair

Sauna sessions for beautiful and gorgeous hair

What are the benefits of sauna sessions for hair? Advantages, you will ask yourself now. After all, the heat widens the pores and thus ensures that the moisture escapes. A desired effect is not at all, because the hair looks dull afterward. But still, the relaxing bath in the heat also brings some benefits for your hair. This is true even if they are dry and freshly colored. We reveal exactly what you can expect from the heat in this context.

Intensive care thanks to open pores

You surely know that heat opens the pores of your skin. You can use this effect and apply a rich care product during the breaks. It is then absorbed particularly well and provides very lasting care. The same applies to your hair. They also have pores that are opened by the heat. Make the most of this opportunity and apply a care product. Leave these products on in the resting area, another round in the heat would be too much of a good thing. Once you’ve rinsed out the treatment, you’ll be pleased with strong and shiny hair.

What you need to pay attention to

You should not limit the number of sauna visits for the sake of your hair. As long as you remember to take care of it, the relaxing hobby will actually benefit your mane. There are also no restrictions when it comes to length. Sit in the comforting warmth for as long as you like. If you are a friend of particularly extended sauna sessions, however, you’d better protect your hair. You can use a wet towel or a sauna hat for this purpose. In this way, you will provide a bit of insulation and the heat will not be able to attack the structure so much.

Which care is the right one?

To reap the benefits of a sauna session for your hair, you should rely on a regenerating care. This can now penetrate particularly deeply into the structure and develop its effect particularly well. By the way, the effect is independent of the length of your hair. It doesn’t matter whether your hair is long over your shoulders or short as a rasp, it will shine after the treatment.

By the way, it doesn’t have to be a rich treatment every time, either. If you don’t have that much time, a conditioner applied in the shower will also do. However, you should avoid blow-drying in any case. This would open the pores again.

Coconut oil tip

A cheaper and more natural alternative to expensive products is coconut oil. Hair packs with coconut oil offer two advantages: they are easy on the wallet and the environment. Plus, you don’t have to worry about harmful chemicals like parabens or sulfates, which are found in many hair care products.

Here’s how it’s done:

  • Rinse your hair thoroughly and pat dry with a towel.
  • Warm 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil between your palms until it melts.
  • Spread the coconut oil through your hair, starting at the roots and working your way to the ends. Massage your scalp as you do this, which is also very pleasant and soothing.
  • To achieve a deep effect, leave the rubbed oil in your hair throughout your sauna visit.
  • Afterward, you can either remove the oil with shampoo or simply rinse it out.


In conclusion, sauna sessions can contribute to beautiful and gorgeous hair if properly cared for. The heat of the sauna opens the pores and allows for deeper conditioning, and coconut oil is an inexpensive and natural option. So enjoy your sauna visits and pamper your hair with an extra dose of care.



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