Your hair can take a beating over a long winter. With the freezing temperatures lounging in dry furnace air, your hair can get dried out and brittle during the snowy season. One of the most important aspects of winter hair care is maintaining moisture and protecting delicate strands. Whether you have thinner straight hair or thick and curly hair, there is the same potential for damage during the winter. A combination of drier air and cold temperatures can reduce your locks to a frizzled and damaged mess.
With careful protection techniques, including using CL hair serum by collectivelabs, you can get through the winter with hair that will turn heads.
Let’s take a look at a few ways to keep your hair nourished over the winter:
The air itself is very dry in winter, and it can seem impossible to keep your hair from feeling like brittle straw. Indoor heating systems and the low levels of humidity team up to suck most of the natural moisture from your hair. A simple way to keep your hair hydrated is through deep moisturizing. Whether you choose an in-shower treatment, a leave-in conditioner, or a hair masque, they will all help you seal in much-needed moisture to maintain healthy-looking hair.
The ends of your hair are where you will notice the most dryness. These delicate tips and leave your hair looking dull and lifeless when they get too dry. It’s a good idea to get regular trims throughout the winter to help stimulate new hair growth and release the strain on your hair’s length. You don’t have to cut off much to get a look that feels much more refreshed.
Reduce the Heat
When your hair is struggling to maintain proper moisture levels, the harshest thing you can do is add high heat levels. With the variety of styling tools using extreme temperatures to get just the right look, your hair can take a beating if you use too much heat. It’s a good idea to reduce the heat settings on your hairdryer, curling iron, and flat iron when you style. Although you may need to take a bit more time for your style to set, the lower temperature will cause less damage to your dry hair.
Skip the Shampoo
Shampooing your hair can add to the dryness of your follicles. When you shower, try skipping the shampoo at least every other time. When your hair is already dry, adding shampoo to your routine only strips your hair of essential oils. For extremely dry hair, you should only be shampooing two to three times per week.
Use Natural Products
Lye and paraffin free hair products are kinder to both your hair follicles and your scalp. Dry flaking skin and brittle hair can result from using too many chemical products on your hair. Switching over to naturally sourced serums, cleansers and styling products can help your hair maintain its natural moisture.
Putting a bit more effort into your winter hair routine by moisturizing and taking extra consideration to your product choices can help you keep your hair nourished over the winter. Give these tips a try to help your head stay healthy.