Most people think that summer is the toughest season on our locks. After all, our hair is exposed to saltwater, chlorine and sunlight all summer. But people fail to realize that winter also comes with its own set of elements that can damage our hair – chilly temperature, dry air and whipping winds to name a few.
It’s time to think about protecting our hair from the winter elements. Here’s how to keep your hair healthy and beautiful despite the ravages of winter.
Avoid hot showers
We tend to use more heated appliances during the winter months. Some even opt for a hot shower. However, too much heat can dry out your hair. Avoid excessively hot water when washing your hair. Use lukewarm water instead.
The winter weather is hard enough on your hair. Try to limit the use of heat styling tools. If you really have to use them, be sure to use a heat protect spray or a leave-in conditioner first. Remember, dry hair breaks easily.
Seal in moisture
Sun exposure combined with a blustery winter wind can sap hair of moisture. That said, it is essential to add more moisture to the hair. We recommend using a moisturizing shampoo and condition your hair after every wash. Maintain your hair health by treating your hair to a deep conditioning treatment once a week.
Cover your head
Wear a cap, hat or scarf when outside to protect your hair from the snow, rain and wind. Make sure it’s not too tight so as not to interfere with your scalp’s circulation.
Dry your hair
Never go outside with wet hair. Wet hair may freeze during the winter, causing breakage.
You probably know about this, but it bears repeating. A good diet is the foundation of great hair. Make sure your diet is composed of fruits, vegetables, proteins and essential nutrients. Also, drink lots of water throughout the day. Your hair and body will thank you for it.