Winter Hair Care Tips

Now winter is just around the corner, your hair may not be feeling its best. Central heating and cold weather can make your locks dry and frizzy, and it is more important than ever to protect your hair from damage from the elements. Here are some of the best ways to make sure your hair looks and feels fantastic throughout the entire season.

Cover Your Hair

cover your hairOne of the best ways to protect from damage is to actually keep hair away from the effects of the elements. Wearing a scarf or hat over your hair will keep off the wind and rain. Alternatively, why not consider trying up-dos instead of leaving your tresses loose, as less of your hair will be exposed.

 

Extra Conditioner

You may find that your tresses lack moisture during the winter season, and the best way to combat this is to condition thoroughly and regularly. This will prevent breakage while keeping your hair supple and shiny. As well as using a condition during your regular wash, once a week apply a deep conditioning treatment or hair oil, and avoid using very hot water during your hair wash, opting for tepid temperatures instead.

Avoid Excess Brushing

brushing-hairBrushing snaps and damages hair, especially if it’s already prone to dryness because of the winter elements. Instead of using your standard hairbrush, try using a wide-toothed comb instead and go for regular hair cuts during the winter as frequent trimming will strengthen your locks and remove split ends which weaken the hair shaft.

How to banish static hair

banish static hairStatic can be a big problem for your hair in the winter, and pulling jumpers over your head and wearing turtle necks will only increase the problem. Try spraying an anti-static spray on flyaway strands, or even on your hairbrush itself to help control your hair and make sure that you use plenty of fabric softener on your washed clothing to prevent static buildup transferring to your hair.

Banish Chemicals

If you are a fan of perming or bleaching, it’s a good idea to give it a rest during the winter season as it will only further strip moisture from already dry locks. If you must use some color on your hair during cold weather, try to choose a low or no peroxide dye or switch to highlights or lowlights that will give a hint of shade while being a lot less damaging than a full head of peroxide.

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Do not Over-Clarify

Although usually clarifying products are ideal for removing traces of product build-up on our hair, during the winter they can actually prove to cause more harm than good. These products can prevent the scalp’s natural oils from protecting the hair shaft which will lead to dryness, brittleness and damage. If you do feel the need to use clarifying products during the cold season, switch to a gentle clarifying shampoo instead.

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If you follow these useful winter hair care tips you should find that your hair looks fabulous all winter long.

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