We wanted to share some awesome tips to help keep your hair healthy this winter! We’ve posted before how harsh winter can be on your skin and lips, but now we want to share some ways to protect your hair!
- Shampooing strips moisture from the scalp and hair, so wash strands every other day. Everyone’s hair is different—if washing once or twice a week is normal for you, consider adding some time between shampoos to take dry winter conditions into account. And don’t skip the conditioner—skipping the ‘poo and opting for a quick rinse and conditioning treatment works just fine to keep hair clean and moisturized. To prevent breakage or other damage, avoid blow-drying and brushing hair when wet because those locks are most delicate when waterlogged. If strands are really parched, comb hair with a few drops of olive oil and a wide-tooth comb after showering.
- The only thing worse than winter hat hair is fly-aways that won’t stay in a hat to begin with. A dried-out scalp produces fewer oils, which can make hair full of static. Don’t skimp on conditioner, and simulate natural scalp oils by combing a bit of vitamin E oil through the hair before bed to replenish moisture. If static is a major problem, consider switching up your grooming routine. Brushes with natural bristles help redistribute oils from the scalp to the rest of the hair and also conduct less static than plastic brushes and combs. Need a quick fix? Run a bit of lotion through strands or run an unscented dryer sheet (really) over the hair before heading out the door. During the winter, stick to cotton hats (which conduct much less static electricity than acrylic and wool).
- Use good hair care products.
- Use a protecting and repairing shampoo and conditioner
- Before blow drying your hair smooth a little bit of heat protection cream through your hair. You can also buy ones which prevent frizz or add shine such as ‘Angelfish heat protection and smoothing cream’.
- If you get split ends from your hair being so dry, use a frizz serum on the tips of your hair which will seal up the split in the hair and stop new splits from being created.
- Prepare your hair if you must use a heat appliance device (curler, straightener, etc) on your hair.
- Eat lots of fruit and vegetables. This will provide your body with the necessary vitamins to make your hair shinier and stronger.
- Make sure you are eating at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day.
- If you know you don’t have enough vitamins in your natural diet take vitamin tablets. Check that this is OK with your doctor first. It may not be necessary to take them every day, just a boost every few days.
Make sure you’re using a great shampoo and conditioner.. these are our FAVORITES! And combined, they can do wonders for your hair!