With the onset of cooler temperatures and the diminishing hours of sun
comes a new set of hair care demands. Hair easily becomes dry during
this time of year from the dry indoor heating and the dry cold weather
outside. Winter weather can wreak havoc on your hair. During the winter
months, hair turns dry, dull, and brittle. The tips below will help you
keep your hair more healthy during winter months.
Proper preventative steps need to be taken during this seasons to ensure
that your hair does not get damaged.
The most important way to protect your hair
from damaging is to wear a scarf, hat or cap to protect your hair from
the cold and wind, but make sure that it's not so tight that it will
restrict circulation in your scalp.
To protect hair after showering, lightly
spray ends with a leave-in conditioner to help make strands more
pliable. Then comb tresses gently with a wide-tooth comb and blot with
a soft towel (vigorous rubbing can cause further breakage). Hair
conditioning is essential for the purpose it also provides extra shine
to our hair.
Pamper strands once a week. All hair types
can benefit from a moisture boost. If your hair is fine and limp,
treat it weekly with light conditioning products Or use more intense
conditioners if you have thick, curly, frizzy or extremely damaged
Don't go outside with your hair wet, you
risk breakage; your hair will freeze if it's cold enough outside and
Avoid using blow dryers and curling irons on
your hair.Even if you are using those equipments apply conditioner
before using them.
To make the cuticle lie down and lay flat
rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar. It's very acidic and leaves
the hair with a fresh clean smell.
Don't wash your hair every day. Doing so
will strip it of all its natural oils
Avoid taking hot showers or washing your
hair in hot water, use warm or cool water instead, the heat can dry
out and/or damage your hair and skin.
Spend less time in the sun, the natural
highlights nature paints into our hair become less noticeable and hair
loses its healthy shimmering look. The cold air of winter is more
drying and less humid and therefore more abusive than other times of
the year. Indoor heating devices create a dryer climate as well.
Apple cider vinegar contracts the cuticle
and locks not only moisture but color in as well. A vinegar rinse will
give you less chance of color fade.
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