Winter Hair Tips To Stay Gorgeous
How Our Hair Can Thrive In The Cold
Winter can be hard; on us and on our hair, as well. Extremely cold temperatures can cause several problems, such as breakage, dryness and dandruff. All these hair issues can creep their way into our life, if we don't take steps to avoid them. As much as some of us would love to hibernate through this season, we must put our bear-like dreams aside and get prepped for the cold that's almost here. It's key to understand that summer hair is made through winter. If we look at it that way, then we're more likely to go the extra mile during these difficult months, to ensure that our summer is as on point as possible. So, let's take a look at exactly what we can do to keep our hair cozy, safe and beautiful.
Bring The Moisture Back
We all know that winter air can be dry and harsh but, unfortunately, there are even more things conspiring against our mane. Switching from the cold outside to indoor warmth and back again places great strain on our hair and accelerates breakage by dryness considerably. The best answer to this conundrum is to get the moisture back at the root level. Of course, deep conditioning is key and using leave-in conditioner can be extremely helpful. However, we've found that oil treatments prove to be the most effective at getting the job done from root to tip. Adding some argan oil, as needed, to your ends is a perfect way to upkeep those healthy locks. It's also a great idea to lightly massage argan oil into your scalp on those weekends were you plan to stay indoors. These long term scalp treatments do wonders to prevent breakage and dandruff, as well. The last but probably most important way to keep the moisture on your side is to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and your hair will thank you for it!
Tame The Fly-Aways
Static is real and it's also a real pain. Should you rub dryer sheets on your hair, though? Probably best not to. If you keep up your moisturizing routine, you should already be on the right path to avoid fly-aways. However, your wash routine can also be key in keeping those wild hairs from cropping up. All hair is different and unique, so it's impossible to tell you how long to go between washes; the best rule of thumb is to go as long as humanly possible. Hair that is rich in its natural oils will not only retain moisture much better but will also stand up to static better. Dry shampoo and conditioner only washes can be a great way of extending that time, without feeling like a crazy person. Once you get a good idea of how long you can go before you absolutely must wash, then you will have a better set winter routine that will allow your hair to rest and repair for the summer to come.
What's The Deal With Styling Tools?
Some will tell you to stop all heat styling for winter but let's get real for a second; there's no way that's happening. While you probably should cut down on how many times a week you use your flat iron during winter, there is absolutely no need to lock it up. In fact, a little heat can go a long way in winter. You want to make sure that your hair is absolutely and totally dry before heading outside. It's a good idea to use a heating hair tool, after a long air dry, to ensure complete dryness. This prevents you from freezing your head, will keep your hair from expanding too much with the cold and will ensure you keep breakage to a minimum.
Let's keep that hair looking great all year by following all of these helpful hair tips together! Which of these do you follow to keep your hair looking fabulous through the winter?