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

Summer Hair Care

Dermatologist in Atlanta GA

The summer can wreak havoc on your hair if you are not careful. Combine daily exposure to the sun along with frequent dips in a chlorinated pool and you have a recipe for dry, damaged summer hair. The sun can also oxidize your hair color as well. Olansky Dermatology Associates is committed to helping patients achieve healthy skin, nails and hair through all seasons. Here are some helpful tips to prevent damage to your hair during the summer months.

UV Protection: You may be diligent when it comes to applying sunscreen on exposed areas of your skin. However, we often forget to use sunscreen on our hair. Spraying from head to toe means that your hair and scalp are protected from harmful UV rays too. This is especially important when applying sunscreen on your child, as they have sensitive skin on their scalp that can burn easily. Of course the most effective form of protection is to cover your hair completely by wearing a hat. Girls can tie up their hair in a ponytail for better sun protection as well.

Swimmer’s Hair Prevention: Besides wearing swim cap, which most of us probably don’t do throughout the summer, there are still steps you can take to prevent chlorine-damaged hair. The chlorine content in most traditional swimming pools leaves hair feeling dry, brittle and even green in some cases. The first and most important action you can take is to wash and rinse your hair with a clarifying shampoo immediately following your swim. Next, you must restore the moisture. Apply a conditioner that is specially formulated for dry hair. Start from the ends up and work the conditioner through your hair. Try to leave it in your hair for at least two minutes before your rinse it out. Swimming is fun and a great form of exercise for all ages, but the damaging and drying affect on your hair can be detrimental if you do not combat it with a prompt hair care regime.

Skin protection is essential during the summer, but let’s not forget to tend to your hair and scalp as well. Skin cancer of the scalp is one of the deadliest forms of melanoma. Taking the extra time to apply sunscreen to your head as well as jumping in the shower after a swim can make a dramatic impact on the health of your hair and scalp this summer.

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

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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 229 reviews

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!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.