Winter Hair Care Tips
Winter weather is harsh on all hair textures and types. When it comes around, your hair will demand all the attention you can give. The lack of humidity and the imbalance in temperature can make your hair dry, frizzy and unmanageable. It’s the season of dryness, and that makes winter hair care not so easy. Hair in winter tends to be unruly; detangling dry hair can lead to breakage and reduced volume. Hair dryers and straighteners add up dryness and make the hair condition even worse.
Here are some wonderful winter hair care tips you can do to combat the cold debacle and maintain gorgeous hair.
Trim your hair regularly. Have a trim every 4 to 8 weeks to maintain hair health and keep your looks looking fresh. To reduce the chances of developing dry, split ends, chop off half inch off the bottom.
Shower using low temperature water. Wash your hair with lukewarm water as hot water can zap moisture from your hair making it brittle and more vulnerable to breaking. Follow-up with a cool rinse.
Air dry, not blow dry your hair. Blow drying zaps moisture out of your hair increasing the risk of breakage, while drying without heat helps keep hair shiny and healthy. Embrace your natural hair and air-dry whenever possible. Hair is already delicate in the colder months, so heat styling exacerbates the issue. During winter, avoid straightening or curling your hair, rather, use this time to explore new styles.
Don’t go out with wet hair. Wet hair is more vulnerable to damage so walking outside in winter with a wet head can cause hair to freeze and break. Make sure to use a hat to cover your hair when outside to shield it from the moisture-robbing dry air, snow, wind, and rain. Wool, cotton, and other fabrics can cause breakage as well, so make sure to line your hat with silk or satin. Prevent static electricity under your hat by using a dry oil spray.
Use an oil treatment, a deep conditioning, or a hair mask. A lightweight leave-in formula with argan oil instantly revitalizes dry, damaged hair; daily nourish hair ends with the oil to help replenish moisture. Deep condition once a week. Do weekly face masks that can reverse the effects of dryness as hair masks are packed with lots of hair health benefits like softening, hydrating and adding shine. They’re effective in under 20-minutes. Also avoid hair washing every day.