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Riviera Hair Replacement Can Help You Enjoy This Summer!

Summer can be a difficult season to maintain a healthy head of hair. Natural hair, wigs, and hair integration systems can become damaged with exposure to the sun, heat, and wind of summer. But, there are ways to adress some of these issues and still enjoy the elements without ruining your hair.

At Riviera Hair Replacement, we pride ourselves on providing discreet, professional services to a wide variety of clients who are experiencing hair loss. We work hard so the men, women, and transgender individuals who seek our services feel comfortable when they consult with us and confident when they leave with their new look.

We work with people seeking hair replacement solutions such as full coverage wigs, partial coverage prosthetics, or hair integration. At Riviera, we can design and create a hair replacement system that works for you and your lifestyle.

Are you getting chemotherapy and concerned about losing your hair? Is there a hormonal condition driving your decision to seek hair replacement? Are you trying to find a way to maximize the hair you have? Are you looking for a hair replacement style that is lower maintenance than what you currently have?

Regardless of the reason you come to Riviera Hair Replacement, we can ensure that you leave here feeling and looking your best. If you have been considering hair replacement, now is a great time to get started. With summer approaching and pandemic restrictions lifting, many of us are looking forward to returning to fun social activities with friends and family. Going out to dinner, backyard barbecues, trips to the beach, and perhaps lunches by the pool.

Having concerns about thinning hair or an unreliable hair replacement system can ruin your fun. Let Riviera help you find a hair replacement solution to ease your stress and ensure that you enjoy yourself this summer. Wouldn’t it be nice to worry a bit less about your hair?

How Does Summer Impact Our Hair?

Consider the following ways some of our favorite aspects of Summer can adversely affect hair:

Humidity = frizz
Heat = the appearance of dull, lifeless hair
Wind = tangles, knots, and mattes
UV rays = changes to the color of your hair (oxidation)
Saltwater and chlorinated water = dryness and color changes

As much as we might love the warm days, humid nights, and fresh air, they can all cause damage to our hair – whether it is our natural hair or we have hair replacement. If you have a hair replacement, it is especially important to understand how to maximize its health and longevity, so it maintains its integrity.

You might be wondering, “Can I swim with hair integration?” or “What should I do if I sweat a lot under my wig?”

At Riviera Hair Replacement, our specialists can ensure that you know how to care for your hair, keeping it beautiful, functional, and comfortable.

Some Tips to Minimize Damage to Your Hair During the Summer

There are so many environmental factors that can affect our hair, whether it is 100% natural or not. These factors can affect people in different ways and degrees. In general, there are some things you can try that might minimize hair damage, especially during the summer.

If you have a cranial prosthetic of any kind, a full wig, hair integration, or a partial hair covering, – make sure to ask your hair replacement specialist before doing anything that might affect the integrity of your hair replacement.

Ways to minimize damage might include:

  • Conditioning your hair with a product containing UV protection (sunscreen for your hair!)
  • Wear a scarf, hat, or cap to protect the hair and keep it controlled during high winds. Hats and scarfs can also protect your scalp and neck from UV rays and are always a good idea for people out in the sun.
  • Apply conditioner to your hair before getting in the water, so your hair or hair replacement does not dry out (only after confirming you can get it wet at all!)
  • Rinse with cool water after swimming
  • If you wear a wig, keep spare hair just in case you need it.
  • If you wear a wig, treat your scalp and clean your hairpiece after a long day in the sun to avoid odor and itch.

Again, when appropriate, always follow recommended instructions to clean your hairpiece and your scalp.

Call Riviera Hair Replacement for Your Free Consultation

Riviera can help ensure that you find the hair replacement solution that works with your lifestyle- including an active summer schedule! We want your summer to be as relaxing as possible – not filled with worry about your hair.

We help clients experiencing hair loss from alopecia, pattern baldness, trichotillomania, chemotherapy, and hormonal changes, as well as clients who simply like the convenience and ease that hair replacement can provide. Our clients all have one thing in common: they leave here looking great and feeling confident.

Call us today at 516-364-0110 or 800-772-1523 to schedule your free consultation with our discreet and compassionate hair replacement specialists. You will be glad you did!