How To Keep Your Hair Frizz Free This Winter
4 Tips To Avoid Winter Damaged Hair
Winter is a time to break out those OTK (over the knee) boots you were itching to wear or that cute, fuzzy scarf you got for your birthday. It’s also a great time to wear that dark plum or raisin hued lipstick you splurged on a couple of months ago. Even though winter fashion can be so much fun, it can also wreak havoc on your hair. The cold weather is a nightmare for your strands, leaving you with dry, limp and dull hair. If that wasn’t enough, you also have to worry about frizz, especially with all those cute scarfs, hats and coats you’re planning to wear! You may think that frizzy hair in the winter is inevitable but I have great news, there are ways to fight it! Having shiny, healthy and beautiful hair is possible in the colder months but you have to put in the effort and do your research. Luckily for you, I’ve already done that and am here to share it with you! We all know that skin care is very important; from SPF to serums, there are plenty of products that help your skin look its best. Just like you put in the effort for your healthy skin, you need to do the same for your hair. Follow these tips to see a huge difference in your locks during the colder months and pair that awesome winter outfit with beautiful hair!
Stay Away From Hot Water
I know this is a tough tip to follow...when it’s so cold outside, all you want to do is take a nice, hot shower or bath, right? Well, unfortunately, this is a no-no because the heat only damages your hair and fades your hair color even quicker! I would normally suggest using cold water, since it’s the best option for color treated hair that helps fight frizz but since that’s almost impossible in the winter time, just stick with lukewarm water. Hot water dries your hair even more and that only leads to damaged, frizzy hair. Another tip to remember is to avoid washing your hair every day because it strips away your natural oils and leads to, you guessed it, more frizz. The less you wash your hair with shampoo, the better your hair will look!
Dry And Brush Hair The Right Way
Drying and combing your hair may seem simple and straightforward but it actually holds a lot of weight when your hair health is concerned. When you’re done washing your hair with lukewarm water, dry it in patting motions and use a microfiber towel or a soft t-shirt. A traditional towel is fine for your body but you need a softer material to avoid static in your hair. Once you’re done patting your hair dry, you’ll need to have two different types of brushes for your winter hair needs (you probably already own one); a plastic brush and a metal brush. Why two? A plastic brush is the perfect choice for wet hair thanks to its flexible teeth that help you detangle without harming your strands. A metal brush is the perfect choice for dry hair thanks to its material acting as a conductor, helping you keep static at bay. Remember to start at the bottom of the hair and slowly work your way up to avoid split ends!
Give Your Strands A Moisture Boost
Just like you use heavier moisturizers during the winter for your face and skin, you should be doing the same for your hair. The cold temperatures dry your hair out, leaving you with dull, lifeless and brittle strands. The best way to avoid this problem is to give your hair a serious moisture boost and that’s where deep conditioning comes into play. Pick whichever conditioner you prefer and soak your hair starting at the tips and working your way up to the scalp. Wear a cap over it to avoid any mess and just relax for as long as you want to give that conditioner a chance to do its work. I like to do some double duty by adding some argan oil to the conditioner; this not only adds shine but also leaves my split ends looking much better. Honestly, 100% pure argan oil has to be my #1 product during the winter months; not only do I apply it to my hair, I also use it on my face, nails and legs, it’s just that amazing! Moisturizing is essential during the cold months so make sure you’re diligent in taking care of your hair and you’ll definitely see the results. No more winter hats needed to hide that brittle mane!
Dryer Sheets Are Your New Best Friend
Now this tip may seem a bit weird, but bear with me here. Dryer sheets are an amazing way to get rid of static in your hair and they’re so easy to use. All you have to do is swipe a dryer sheet over your hair and watch how the fly aways get under control! Another method is wiping them on your pillow sheet; this will help your hair stay sleek and beautiful while you sleep. I like to keep a dryer sheet in my purse in case I need to get my hair to cooperate while I’m outside and it works like a charm!
What do you do to keep your hair healthy and frizz free during the winter months? Am I the only one that uses a dryer sheet to control static, or do you use one too? Let me know in the comments!