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How to Take Care of Hair in Winter

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hair care in winter

hair care in winter

Winter is slowly but surely creeping toward. In the winter months the temperature drops extremely low and moisture rips out of the air. Therefore winter is a very bad month for our hair because the lack of moisture in the air is extremely drying and can cause a surplus of adverse conditions.

DO – Keep Hair Well Conditioned

Especially in these months where the air temperature is so low and hair is exposed to dry and harsh strong gusts of wind we need to ensure that we shampoo our hair less frequently and also that we condition hair after each shampoo. Not only does this give hair extra shine and a lustrous look, but also the conditioner acts as a protecting barrier against the elements. It is good to leave a quarter of the conditioner in your hair and not to rinse it out completely.

DON’T – Over wash hair

As per the above, do not over wash your hair during this season. Washing hair too often will simply remove the natural oils in your hair and scalp. These natural oils are the best protection against the elements.

DO – Keep natural oils in hair and scalp

There is absolutely no conditioner that you can buy in any store that will compare to the natural oils that are produced by your own hair and scalp. These natural oils are your body’s natural defense against the cold, the harsh winds and the elements that are faced during the winter months. A shower filter will filter out the chemicals and help to reduce hardness from shower water and this will  contribute to maintaining the natural oils that our body produces to protect our hair and scalp.

DON’T – Overuse hair dryer

It might be nice to stand in the bathroom with a hair dryer in one hand blowing extremely hot air through our hair when it’s so cold outside, but we must try to minimize the use of a hair dryer as much as possible during the winter months. This is because the extremely hot air of the hair dryer is extremely drying and can cause hair to become brittle and lifeless, leaving our hair in an unfit state to be exposed to the elements.

DO – Use alcohol free hair spray

If you use hair spray or other hair products, take a look at the back of the pack and check out the alcohol content of your product. Alcohol is an extremely drying chemical and like chlorine is also a solvent. So it will strip the natural oils out of your hair as well. If possible swap to a product that is alcohol free.

DON’T – Go out with wet hair

Whatever you do – do not leave the house with wet hair. In this extremely cold weather conditions if you leave the house with wet or damp hair, you hair could freeze and avoid chemicals during this season. Do not perm or use any types of peroxide derived hair coloring during the winter months.

So, these are a few steps that can kick out hair problems due to winter, hair care like this should be accompanied by regular message, no stress and ample amount of sleep for less hair troubles.


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