SAY GOODBYE TO BAD WINTER HAIR DAYS!
Harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin and your strands creating unpleasant bad hair days for months. From hat hair to split ends and frizz, damage caused by the dropping temperatures, wind, and heating in your home, your hair can really turn into an unattractive mess!
Don’t worry your pretty head about it because we have some great tips for how you can tame your frizz, nourish those dry ends, and protect your lovely locks!
7 Winter Hair Care Tips
1. Condition, condition, condition
Winter months require more nourishment for your hair, period. You should be treating your hair to a deep condition once a week. This will help replace moisture which is lost due to cold air and dry heat. If you tend to have greasy roots, concentrate on conditioning just the tips. You can even use some as a styling product to help dull dry hair look shinny instantly.
2. Wash your hair less
Shampoo can strip away moisture from your hair so cutting back on how often you wash your hair will help keep those strands from drying out. If you have greasy roots and tend to shower every day, try an alternative like dry shampoo or powder to absorb the grease, or wear a hat and try to leave it for two to three days before washing it.
3. Take care when washing
Hot water not only dries out your skin but your strands too. Turn the temperature down in your shower, lukewarm or cool water is best. You can also close up the hair cuticles by hitting your hair with cold water at the end of the shower.
4. Caution when wet
Your hair is at its weakest when wet. This means you should be extra careful when brushing, drying, and styling your hair. Using a soft towel when you get out of the shower to remove any excess water and a wide-toothed comb to brush out your stands when wet will help protect it from breakage.
5. Cool it with the appliances
Try to limit your use of hair dryers and heated appliances. I know that it can be really hard to not straighten out those bumps with your straightener every morning, but resist the urge to do it every day. If you can’t avoid them all together, use low heat and avoid the ends.
6. Get rid of those dry ends
One effective way of keeping your hair healthy all year round is getting a regular trim every 6-8 weeks. This is extra important in the winter months. Getting rid of the dry ends helps with hair growth and helps give natural curls an extra bounce!
7. Get moisture back in your air
A humidifier can benefit not only your hair but your dry skin too! Using a humidifier is a win win all around in the winter months.