Winter Hair Care

Winter comes with dry and cold air. When you go out, the cold winter air can pull moisture out of your hair, making it very dry. Then when you stay in your apartment or work in the office, a heater can also deplete moisture from your hair, leading to damaged hair. A sudden temperature change between cold air and warm air from the heather also make your hair condition even dryer.

Winter hair care

Here are trips to properly take care of your hair to prevent hair damages during winter.

  • Do not shampoo your hair too often. In winter, your hair dries out easily. Shampooing too often makes your hair even drier. It is also a good idea to use a sulfate-free shampoo since it won’t strip as much moisture from your hair as a regular shampoo would. A shampoo that contains an natural oil such as argan oil will also coat your hair and help to prevent your hair from losing moisture.
  • Use hair conditioner daily. A hair conditioner will coat your hair and lock in hair moisture. It will also smooth out cuticles and help tame your static.
  • Don’t use too hot water to wash your hair. Hot water not only strips out the nature oil from your hair but also dries out your scalp, causing itchy scalp and dandruff.
  • Limit your use of blow dryer or curling iron. Hot styling equipments suck moisture from hair and thus lead to dry hair.
  • Apply leave-in conditioner on damp hair after you wash your hair to lock in the moisture and prevent your hair from environmental factors. If you need to use a hot styling device, putting a leave-in conditioner before using the device will also help to retain hair moisture and prevent from damage. Look  for a leave-in conditioner that provides thermal or heat protection such as Professional Grade Thermal Protector with Argan oil or It’s A 10 Miracle Leave In Product.
  • Apply hair treatment or oil twice a week. As a heater sucks out moisture from your hair, using hair treatment or oil once a week is not enough. If you don’t have much time, leave the hair treatment for few minutes and rinse thoroughly with cold water.
  • Do not go out with wet hair. Make sure to dry your hair completely before going out. If it is cold enough outside, your hair will freeze and may break.
  • Wear a scarf or hat to protect your hair from wind and cold weather.

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