Winter is such a magical time of the year. It comes with fuzzy sweaters, hot chocolate, and lots of presents. But winter also brings us dry, static, and frizzy hair. Hair is prone to drying out as the temperature drops outside, and we crank up the heat inside. Dry hair can eventually lead to split ends, breakage, dandruff, and even hair fall. Don’t fear though. Just as we provided 6 Tips for Fall Hair Care, we have also created a guide to everything you need to know about winter hair care. Just follow these simple tips to ensure you maintain healthy hair all winter long.
6 Tips for Winter Hair Care
Use a Leave-In Conditioner
The warm, dry air from your home combined with the cold winter air can be incredibly damaging to your gorgeous locks. We recommend using a leave-in conditioner or a hair mask at least once a week to replenish the moisture in your hair. Read this blog to discover the 3 best hair masks for dry, damaged hair. Your hair will love the weekly treatments.
Tame the Fly-Aways
Static hair is just a face of life during winter months. Fortunately, there is a secret to taming flyaway hair. Dryer sheets. Wipe a dryer sheet over fly-aways to create static-free hair. Leave-in conditioners will also help tame static hair. Read How to Get Rid of Frizzy Hair for more tips. You should also consider the best products for frizz control. They will be your biggest ally during the winter.
Never Take Damp Hair Outside
Cold weather can cause your locks to freeze and break. No one wants that. Make sure your hair is completely dry before going outside. If you’re in a rush and you don’t have time to dry your hair, then protect your hair by wearing a hat or scarf.
Reduce Heated Styling Tools
We know it’s tempting to jump out of the shower and instantly grab for the blow dryer, but that can cause your hair to dry out quickly. Use a cotton t-shirt to gently squeeze out extra water and try to let your hair air dry as much as possible. Before you blow dry your hair, be sure to apply a thermal guard to protect against heat damage.
Shampoo Less Often
Over-washing can strip the hair of natural oils. Natural oils in the hair will prevent dry hair and dry scalp. We suggest shampooing two to three times a week, if possible, and using a dry shampoo in between. Be sure to use conditioner though. The conditioner will help lock-in moisture. When washing your hair, don’t use hot water as it will also strip away natural oils. Instead, wash the hair with lukewarm water.