We all know that the cold, winter weather can have an effect on our skin. We take extra procedures during those months, change our skincare routine and pay closer attention to it during Winter than any other season. However, for some reason, our hair seems to be neglected, although it needs just as much attention as our skin. This extra attention can be anything from changing the shampoos we use or the way we dry our hair.
So, to make sure your hair stays in the best possible condition, here are 4 tips to keep your hair healthy in winter…
The dry and cold air during the Winter months means that your hair will be losing moisture on a daily basis. The best way to combat this is by enjoying a deep conditioning treatment weekly to replace the lost moisture. Hair can dry very easily in the cold weather, therefore to keep your hair healthy in winter, a deep conditioning treatment or a hair mask is a must.
Wash your hair with warm or cool water
I know a really hot shower is ideal after a long, cold day – in fact, I can’t think of anything better. However, it can also be damaging to your skin and hair. The hot water takes away all the moisture, making your hair and skin dryer in the cold weather. If you want to keep your hair looking and feeling healthy, then turn the temperature down when washing.
Use less heat
Using less heat is one of the most recommended ways to keep your hair healthy in Winter. I know it can be easy after you wash your hair to blast it with a hair dryer to warm up, but the heat really isn’t too great for your hair. Using styling tools or hairdryer can cause split ends, breakages as well as make your scalp dry. Air drying is the best way to keep your hair healthy in Winter.
Use hats lined with silk or satin
There’s nothing better than a cosy hat to keep you warm in the Winter, but did you know certain fabrics can cause split ends and breakages? No, I didn’t either for a long, long time. If you have naturally textured hair or your hair is curly, then wool or cotton can cause your hair damage in the colder weather. To beat this and to keep your hair as healthy as possible in Winter, it is recommended that you buy hats that are lined with silk or satin or do a bit of DIY and line them yourself! This way, it ensures your hair is protected and it is kept in good condition.
What are your tips for keeping your hair healthy in Winter?