Ah, winter! Whether You love it or hate it, your hair always suffers! Without the proper hair care during the cold winter months, a bad hair day is unavoidable. From split ends, to dry, brittle and static electric hat hair, a bad hair day can seem never-ending. To ensure that your hair remains happy and healthy for the season, follow this simple survival guide:
Condition more, shampoo less. Lock in moisture after conditioning your hair by rinsing with cool water. Conditioning also prevents static electricity.
Limit the use of heated appliances. It will dry out your hair even more during the winter. If you must, use a leave-in conditioner first and use the low heat option.
Stay away from chemicals. Avoid perming or color treating your hair. Chemicals and cold weather is a dangerous science project you might want to escape.
Make sure you hair isn’t wet before stepping out the door. Wet hair can freeze in cold temperatures, and that only means one thing: more damage.
Warm up some natural oils (e.g olive, jojoba, avocado, coconut) and apply them from tip to root overnight.
Cover up! Wear a hat or scarf to protect your hair from harsh cold winds and temperatures.
Trim your hair regularly to prevent breakage from moving up the hair shaft. Be sure to use scissors specifically for trimming hair.
Try some fancy up-do hairstyles. This limits exposure to the dry and cold air.
Keep yourself hydrated. Drink lots of water. It makes a difference.
This survival guide will be your bread and butter during the colder season. Winter! We’re ready for the worst to come. Bring it on!!