can I deadhead my hydrangea now?

Apologies if this double posts, my internet is acting weird. Would I harm my plant in any way if I deadheaded this weekend or sometime next week? I have typically let the flowers fall off naturally (or picked them off in the fall) but they took on this scorched look during the recent heatwave and I'm grossed out by it 😬 I'm in Zone 6B (Westchester County NY). Thanks in advance for any advice!

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