02-16-2007, 08:33 PM
Join Date: Sep 1999
Saunas (at the gym)
I wasn't sure which forum to post so I figured I'd try here...(x-posted in non hair)
I LOVE the Sauna...the extreme heat, I just love it. I like the "sweat" I get from being in there after a workout. What I'm starting to wonder is if the dry heat (clarification - Saunas are the ones w/ the wood benches and dry heat) is drying my hair out. I go in the sauna 4-5 times a week for 10-20 mins when I'm in the gym. Incidentally, I never go in the Steam Room because I like to be in a swimsuit since it's so wet (and steamy) in there you can't even sit down without being totally wet when you're done
I am 4 a/b and I cut my locs back in Dec. I do no poo and use good products avoiding all the commonly known bad stuff but my hair is just stiff/dry considering all the love I'm giving it. I wonder if I should trade my Sauna time for Steam Room time. I know that steaming the hair is a great way to condition the hair.
While we're on the topic isn't the Sauna supposed to be good for your skin? I thought so. I have super oily/acne prone skin. I feel like the Sauna helps me sweat out toxins. I wash my face after leaving and I do feel like I my skin feels better after a good sweat, which I guess could also be achieved with sweating in the Steam Room instead.
Last bit of info....I live in a super humid city (although it's winter so it's not real humid now) and I also use a cool humidifier in my bedroom every night. I started doing this at the recommendation of a doctor several years ago after I experienced some bad nose bleeds from frequent (i.e. twice weekly) airplane travel. I don't fly often now but I still like to get my moisture.
I'd appreciate anyones insight on this!!
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