5 Winter haircare must do's.
With winter creeping in ever so quickly the effects of those dry and cold conditions can have on our hair will soon be with us.
More often than not, the exposure to the harsh cold elements and constant transition to heated indoors can zap our hair of its moisture, leading to dull hair that's more susceptible to damage. Not only are your precious hair strands at risk of breakage but scalp dryness and dandruff too.
We've put together our favorite winter hair care tips so you can achieve healthy hair this winter.
1. Moisturize your hair and scalp with hair oil
During the colder months, indoor heating takes a lot of moisture out of our hair, sometimes leaving a dry, flaky scalp. Using a leave-in conditioner or adding a hair oil to your winter hair care can help dryness effectively. Apply few drops of a nourishing hair oil at the ends every day to help replenish.
2. Combat static hair with a dryer sheet
To avoid any winter static, simply carry a regular anti-static laundry dryer sheet with you in your bag. Lightly swipe it over the fly-aways and enjoy your instant, static-free hairdo. But this is just a quick fix, and it is always best to combat the root of the problem. Therefore, condition your hair regularly, and lock in that moisture with leave-in conditioner.
3. Avoid frequent hair washes
If you're guilty of washing your hair every day, it's time to make a change to your winter hair care routine. Over washing your hair will strip it of its vital natural oils that keep the hair moisturized and protected. Try to wash every two days. If you find your hair is still lacking moisture, try every three days. To help this transition process, use dry shampoo between washes to keep your hair smelling and looking fresh.
4. Avoid heat styling
This one again... heat styling is a major culprit for dry, damaged hair. When your hair is already in a fragile state during the colder months, heat styling simply amplifies the problem, sucking moisture from hair strands. Using a few drops of hair oil to tame frizz will help your hair restore moisture.
6. Commit to a weekly deep conditioning hair mask
Weekly hair treatment masks can make a world of a difference when dealing with dry, damaged hair. Not only can they reverse the effects of dryness, but are an excellent preventative measure to ensure that your hair is protected.