It is not unusual to struggle with your hair in the winter months. Extreme cold can have the same negative effects as heat on hair, such as split ends, static, and dryness. We’ve put together a hair care survival guide to help you through those colder days.
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How to keep your hair healthy and hydrated during the winter
1. Prevent exposure
Protect your hair as you would your hands against the cold. The best way to protect your hair from extreme temperatures is by wearing it in a protective style. Style your hair in a low bun or braid that is tucked inside of your winter coat. Use a silk hat under your winter beanie if you want to prevent breakage. Synthetic fabrics can cause more static.
2. keep away Hot Water
Warming up in a hot steamy shower is a pleasant experience. Water and steam remove moisture from hair, which makes it more prone to breakage. You can warm yourself up in a hot shower or bath, but you should use lukewarm water or cold to wash your hair. Cool water seals the cuticles, making hair look more shinier.
3. Extend the hair washing days
Shampoos remove the natural oils which protect the hair strands. Winter is a great time to spread out your washing days, and quickly conceal any bad hair days underneath the coat. Avoid irritating your scalp by using a shampoo or conditioner that contains silicones. For hair washes, we recommend the Balancing Shampoo and conditioner.
4. Brush carefully
Winter-dry locks tend to tangle a lot. The key is to use a wide-toothed comb to gently work your hair downwards from the middle, reducing the strain on the scalp.
5. Lessen static
Increased friction can cause your hair to become electrically charged because of the lack of moisture. It can cause further damage to your hair. A leave-on conditioner, or hair mousse can be very helpful in reducing static. A soft cloth or tissue can be used to wipe your hair. You can also use a silk pillowcase in place of cotton.
6. Don’t go outside with wet hair
Hair is 3 times more fragile when wet than when dry. Wet or humid hair can freeze and crack. We don’t recommend heat but we do recommend that you dry your hair before leaving. Dry your hair using low to medium heat.
7. Treat your hair with extra care in these months
It is important to condition your hair during the winter months in order to add moisture. Moisturizing your hair regularly can be achieved in many different ways. You can use a lightweight conditioner to balance it after a shower, deep conditioning treatments with ingredients that lock moisture, or seal the ends of the hair with your favorite oil.
8. Buy a humidifier
We crank up our heating and the air we breathe becomes drier. This causes our hair and our skin to lose moisture. Set a humidifier up in the room that you spend the most time in.
9. Remove static Hair
When there is an imbalance in ions (two positive charges repelling each other), static energy makes the hairs stand up. At all costs, avoid heat. Blow dryers, straighteners and other hair appliances completely dry the hair by removing any moisture that may have been stored. Finish with a small amount of grapeseed or marula oil. We recommend that you switch out your plastic brush and comb for one made of bamboo or wood to reduce static.
Follow your Hair Routine, which will tell you what essential elements you need to care for your hair. Eliminate the small things you know damage your hair. These tips will help you reveal your best hair for spring when combined with your Hair Routine.