Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Healthier Hair Under The Sun

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To put it simply, healthy hair is hydrated hair. As the weather gets warmer and you spend more time out in the sun, ocean or swimming pools, you’ll need to put in some extra effort to keep your hair moisturized. After all, dry hair not only breaks easily, but it has a dull, coarse appearance. Spring and summer should be your chance to show off your healthy, shiny and silky locks.

Up to 85% of women in the US use some type of chemical processing on their hair such as color, a straightener or other type of treatment. If you combine this with the harsh environmental factors of summer such as wind, sun, saltwater and chlorine, you have a bad recipe for your hair. Here are some tips to ensure your hair stays hydrated and healthy in the sun:

  • Protect Your Hair: Just as you put SPF on your skin to avoid UV damage, you also need to consider protecting your hair. You can choose to spray your hair with an SPF product or put on a hat for ultimate protection. This will significantly reduce the chances of your hair drying out while you play or relax in the sun.
  • Rinse Well: Never forget to rinse after a swim in the ocean or pool. Salt and chlorine cause excessive drying of the hair shaft. In addition, copper particles in pool water can deposit into the shaft of blond hair, resulting in a yellow-green tint. Look for a shampoo for swimmers and choose a heavy conditioner.
  • Go Natural: Spring and summer months are a great time to skip the blow dryer, even if it is just on the weekends. Give your hair a break and let your hair dry naturally. This will help your hair retain as much moisture as possible throughout the day.
  • Limit Harsh Products: If you must color or highlight your hair, make sure you are letting a professional do it. There are effective ways to treat your hair that do not cause damage – it is worth the extra investment.

If you are concerned about the health of your hair, see your dermatologist. Remember that dermatology includes your skin care as well as your nails and hair. Olansky Dermatology Associates specializes in helping both men and women with the effective hair care they need through all stages of life.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates

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Olansky Dermatology AssociatesAtlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

Olansky Dermatology Associates

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 900 reviews

Suzanne H.

This was probably the best experience I’ve ever had going to a dermatologist. Every interaction I had with the staff was pleasant and they were so helpful. I had accidentally cancelled my appointment and the girls at the front desk help me get in so I could be seen and someone could help me. Which I really appreciated, most places would have just turned me away. The doctor or pa I saw that day I can’t remember her name was lovely and took great care of me. I will be going to Olansky’s going forward. You will not be disappointed! The staff is excellent!

Coriana W.

Dr. Bender honestly changed my life around. I had extremely bad hormonal and cystic acne, and have been told for years that there is nothing I can do but wash my face and etc.. Dr. Bender gave me hope that there is hope she helped get my confidence back and now I’m finally free. She cares about her patients and takes her time with you every visit. If you need help in anything derma-logical then you really need to go to her.

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
Thank You

Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!