10 Winter Hair Care Tips

Summertime can do a lot of damage to your hair but winter has its own hazards. Cold temperatures, static electricity and other winter conditions can damage your hair and leave it looking lifeless. But there are 10 winter hair care tips that can help you keep your hair looking shiny and beautiful even on the harshest winter days.

10 Winter Hair Care Tips to keep your hair beautiful all winter!

 

  1. Wash your hair only two or three times a week. I know you think this is a terrible idea but it prevents your hair from drying out. And always be sure your hair is completely dry before you go out in the cold. Not to prevent a cold but because the moisture left in your hair combined with the cold air will make your hair brittle and dry it even further than cold air alone.

 

  1. Avoid using excessively hot water when you shampoo. A hot shower in the winter may feel good but the heat dries your hair. You can also rinse with tepid or even cold water to help retain moisture and it makes your hair so shiny!

Don't damage your hair by using excessively hot water to shampoo!

  1. Deep conditioning is a winter must! Once a week treat your hair to a deep conditioning treatment. This helps replenish the moisture sapped by dry heat indoors and the cold winter air outdoors. There are treatments that condition but don’t take a lot of time to use. Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Moisture Lock One Minute Mask is one such product. Keeping your hair conditioned will also help with fly-away hair caused by static electricity. And don’t forget to use fabric softener on everything you’ll pull over your head. This will also help prevent static.

 

  1. Use a humidifier in the house to minimize the drying effects of the heating system. In winter humidity that might cause your hair to get frizzy is balanced by the dry air you’re pumping in to stay warm.

 

  1. Avoid using blow dryers, curling irons or flat irons. They are always drying to hair but this is even more of a problem in winter. If you must use them try setting them to a lower temperature.

Blow drying can damage your hair especially in winter!

  1. Be careful when using clarifying products. Although they’re great at removing build up they remove the protective oil from your hair leaving it dry and brittle. Be sure to use a gentle clarifying shampoo when you do clarify in winter.

 

  1. Keep the use of products that build up in your hair to a minimum. You won’t have to clarify as often if you avoid creating a buildup in the first place. One way to get around using too much of the products that build up in your hair is to wear it in updo styles. This limits your hair’s exposure to the cold air and you won’t need to use so much of the drying styling products.

 

  1. Get regular trims during winter months. Every six to eight weeks have your stylist remove just a tiny bit from the ends. You won’t have dry, split ends that so often appear in the cold weather. And be careful how you brush. Hair that is drier and more brittle will break more easily so use a wide-tooth comb and use it gently.

 

  1. Steer clear of chemicals. Don’t perm or use peroxide-laden color in winter. Lowlight or highlights added to just a few strands will keep you looking great without damaging your hair. You can also try low peroxide or peroxide free color.

Avoid harsh chemicals on your hair especially in winter!

  1. Wear a hat. I know, I know. No one wants “hat hair” but keeping your hair safe from the elements is important. Try wrapping your hair in a silk scarf then putting on your hat. The scarf will cut down on static that gives you static flyaway and it also protects your hair from damage caused by the hat rubbing on your winter-delicate hair.

Wrapping hair in a silk scarf prevents damage from winter hats!

 

 

 

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