5 Things You Should Be Doing This Winter For Healthy, Beautiful Hair
Now that we are in the full swing of winter, the weather is much cooler and it can take it's toll on us. Not only can it leave you shivering, but it can wreak havoc on your skin, and especially on your hair. So what can you do to protect yourself from the elements? Here are some tips to help you this season.
Wear a Hat
One simple way to keep your hair protected from the cold weather, especially if it is windy and rainy, is to wear a hat. But as I’m sure you know, winter hats can be wool and can cause the dreaded ‘hat hair.’ Not only does it not look good but it also causes your hair follicles to get brushed up the wrong way, which can cause frizz and dryness. Which is why it can be a good to wear a silk scarf underneath if you can. Then when you take your hat and scarf off your head, it will be looking like new.
Use a Deep Conditioning Treatment
Treating your hair once a week to a luxurious and deep conditioning treatment can be just what you need to keep the frizz at bay and keep your hair smooth and silky. It will give moisture back to your hair that is much needed at this time of year. The great thing is that many stores sell them, so you can find one to suit you and your hair type.
Hair can get quite dry and brittle in the cold, so where possible, try to avoid using too much on it this winter. It will dry it out even more if you have to blow-dry your hair and then use a heat curler or straightener on it. Let it dry naturally if you can. Taking glue in extensions out is a good idea too, as it can dry your hair and cause damage. If you’re going to use some over the holidays, then tape in hair extensions can be better for your hair. Just avoid using too much heat on your hair in winter. If you do, make sure you use a heat protector.
In order to keep in much needed natural oils in your hair, then it can be a good idea to cut down how many times a week you wash your hair. Two to three times a week is a good way to stop your hair from drying out too much. Just make sure that your hair is dry before going out into the cold. Otherwise, it can cause damage to your hair.
Invest in a Humidifier
When you think of a humidifier it can make you instantly think of frizzy hair. But when you have the heating on at home, as well a a hair dryer on, it can leave the air in your home to become very dry. A humidifier can help to add some moisture to help soothe your dry locks. They can be quite large and obnoxious looking, though, so finding one that suits your decor could be a challenge!