Are Sauna Hats A Real Thing?
You haven't truly reached peak "routine sauna goer" until you're fully versed in the weird world of wearing a sauna hat (yes, it most definitely is a thing!)
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What Is A Sauna Hat?
It's a specific type of hat, usually made from wool or felt, that is specifically designed to provide protection from the heat of a traditional sauna (remember, temperatures can well exceed 100°C with hardened sauna bathers).
The difference between a large sauna session with or without a hat on is significant.
Why Wear A Sauna Hat?
Wearing a sauna hat helps to shield your head from the intense heat, allowing you to remain in the sauna for longer.
Your head is the part of your body that begins to heat up the quickest due to it being the most exposed as well as closest to the ceiling where the air is generally hottest.
A sauna hat also helps to protect your hair heat damage that can occur with repeated heat exposure.
Sauna Hat Advantages & Tips
Using a sauna hat helps to prevent symptoms of overheating such as nausea and dizziness.
This protective layer on your head allows for longer bouts in the sauna while also prevent long term damage to your hair from too much heat exposure.
To level up: soak your sauna hat in cold water prior to jumping into the sauna.
More Than a Gimmick
Sauna hats aren't just a quirky accessory. They are used by experienced sauna users as health protection tools (and they're kind of fun, too!)
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About the Author: Will Stewart is a Cofounder of Cedar Spring Recreation. He has an immense understanding and appreciation for the scientific health and wellness outcomes associated with heat and cold exposure and is a regular sauna and ice bath do-er!
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Disclaimer: Neither the material shared in this article, not any links to external resources are to be considered medical advice. Always check with medical professionals prior to engaging in new activities that carry potential health risks.