5 Tips For Healthy, Beautiful Hair This Winter
Now that the winter months are upon us and the days are much colder, it's time to start thinking about ways to protect our hair from the damage that the winter elements can cause. Here are five tips that will help you maintain healthy, beautiful hair this season.
- One very simple tip is to wear a hat. It keeps your hair covered from the wind, rain and snow. But as we all know, no woman wants the "dreaded hat hair." A great way to avoid this is to wrap your hair in a silk scarf before putting on your cozy, wool beanie. This helps to protect your hair from damage caused by the hat rubbing against your hair and it also cuts down on the static. Another great way to combat static is to use a heat protectant for hair. This can also be used on dry hair before using any styling tools.
- During the winter months, it's a great idea to treat your hair once a week to a deep conditioning treatment. This will help to replenish the moisture, which tends to get depleted from things such as the dry heat in your home and the cold winter air. These products are quick and easy ways to lock moisture back into your hair.
- Washing your hair to a minimum, about two to three times a week, will prevent your hair from drying out too much. Always make sure to dry your hair before leaving the house. Not only to prevent getting a cold, but the moisture in your hair combined with the cold air, will add further damage to your hair, making it more brittle and dry.
- Regular trims are a great way to keep your hair in good health during the winter months as well. Be sure to get your hair dusted every six to eight weeks, to help reduce the chance of dry, splitting ends.
- Adjust Your Water Temperature! As good as a hot shower feels, lukewarm showers reduce the excess dryness, breakage and moisture-stripping that hot showers can cause your hair. As a general tip, try rinsing conditioner from your hair with cool water. Doing so shocks the cuticle closed and will leave you with healthier, shinier, stronger hair.