Winter Hair Care Tips
Baby, it’s cold outside, and this frigid weather wreaks havoc on the hair. Not only do our locks get dried out and frizzy, but static becomes a major issue. And even if you have the rare good hair day, it’s too cold out to go anywhere and show it off. So, what’s a girl to do? Follow these ten tips and flaunt your fabulous mane, even if it’s just at home!
Many shampoos contain chemicals that may damage and dry out your hair. Peruse the list of ingredients on your shampoo container and ensure you’re not slathering you tresses with a moisture-maiming concoction.
Condition. Condition. Condition.
Turn on the heater and you get dry air. This air saps the skin and hair of moisture and leaves everything dull. Slather on the conditioner and use deep conditioning treatments to keep your locks lush.
Go over It with a Wide-Tooth Comb
Whatever you do, never brush wet hair out, regardless of the weather. Use a wide-tooth comb to gently tease out tangles. Start at the ends and work your way up to the roots.
Banish the Hair Dryer
Yes, it’s cold, and having a wet head of hair can be a challenge, but avoid drying your hair unless you absolutely have to. This means those who like morning showers may have to switch them to nighttime. Washing your hair at night gives it time to air dry, allowing some of your hair’s moisture to be retained.
Don’t Get It Twisted
Wrapping your hair up in ponytail holders or an après-shower towel can break the strands. Dry winter hair requires gentle treatment, so let your hair down, and pat it dry instead.
Skip the Product
Unless you’re adding a moisturizing product to your hair, leave it off for now. Some styling products may contain drying ingredients that your hair can do without until warmer weather emerges. Au natural is the way to go in winter!
Flat Iron No-No
Embrace your natural curl this winter or risk frying your locks with a flat iron. Flat irons get extremely hot and we’ve already established that heat can wreck your ‘do. The same goes for curling irons. Just say “no” for now!
Of course you need to wear a hat if necessary. It won’t matter how good your hair looks if you’re frozen. But, if possible, refrain from crushing your mane with a beanie. A gentler (and more fashionable) option is to gently tie a fabulous scarf around your head instead.
If you’re struggling with frizz, smooth it out the healthy way. Use a moisturizing hair oil to help those flyaways stay put.
Trim It Up
Visit the salon every six weeks to have your split ends trimmed. Doing so can help prevent further damage to your hair.
Winter weather may be cozy and fun, but it can destroy your tresses. Do right by your ‘do, and you’ll be the mane attraction!