Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Winter/Cold Weather Hair Tips

The dry and cold winter weather can be very damaging to your hair. Because of the dry indoor heating and the dry cold weather outside hair easily becomes dry during this time of year. To ensure that your hair does not get damaged proper preventative steps should be taken during this season. During the winter months, many people have dry, dull, brittle, or hair. The tips below will help you keep your hair more healthy during winter months.

-Shampoo your hair less often. In cold weather, both the hair and scalp dry out more easily. Try not to shampoo your hair more than once a day. One of the most common mistakes people make is shampooing their hair too often, depleting your scalp of its necessary oils.

-Static. An easy way to combat static is to spray a small amount of hair spray on your hairbrush when you are done styling and brush it through from top to bottom. Another way is to lightly rub a dryer sheet over the surface of your hair after styling. This also makes your hair smell good! :)

-Try to use your blowdryer less often. This is one to remember all year round. Overusing your hairdryer will contribute to dry damaged hair. Try to blow dry your hair as little as possible. When you use your hairdryer, try using the 'cool' setting. Drying your hair with cool air may take a little longer but it will do less damage to your hair.

-A leave-in conditioner will work wonders for dry and brittle hair. Also make sure to deep condition once a week for really dry brittle hair.

-Wear a scarf, hat or cap to protect your hair from the cold and wind. Make sure the scarf, hat or cap is not so tight that it will restrict circulation in your scalp. Wear caps with care. Continually wearing hats can lead to overworked sebaceous glands, resulting in limp, greasy locks, so wear caps with care.

  • -Lock in hair moisture by running your hair through cold water.

  • -Limit your use of curling irons/flat irons. If you do use heating tools, make sure to use a heat protectant spray first to limit damage to the hair.

  • -Shampoo your hair in warm or cool water, hot water can be very drying to the hair and scalp.

Thanks MamasHealth!

1 comment:

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