Winter Hair Care Tips

Winter is usually the coldest time of year .Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire. well, this is not the case for your hair and scalp.

Winter can be seriously hard on hair. Cold, dry air, harsh weather, and everything that comes with it can make your hair and scalp dehydrated, flaky, rough and more prone to breakage than the warmer months. If your hair is feeling dry and brittle, try these tips to keep it healthy and hydrated. 

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Wear a hat

When you go outside make sure you grab a beanie or hooded jacket to keep your hair protected from cold dry air and harsh weather. If hat hair is a concern,  wear a satin lined cap to reduce frizz and help prevent damage. Fight static electricity under your hat by using a dry oil spray from 

KMS Tamefrizz De-Frizz Oil

Dry oils are weightless and contain natural oils that moisturize hair, bringing back its shine.

Don't go out with wet hair

Going out with wet or even damp hair can cause breakage. Wet hair is more vulnerable to damage than dry hair. Aside from the obvious risk of freezing, your hair will be cold, and since cold expands it can weaken the hair causing  damage. While air drying is best, it’s better to blow dry your hair with KMS Thermashape Quick Blow Dry 

 

Avoid frequent hair washes

Frequently washing your hair with shampoos strips off its natural oils, causing further dryness and irritation. Try to extend the time between your washes. Do not shampoo your hair more than twice a week. Always use a sulfate-free and mild shampoo to maintain the natural moisture balance. If you have a naturally oily scalp and the idea of shampooing once a week has you nervous, supplement with a dry shampoo like  Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo   contains ultra-fine rice starch that absorbs oil, buildup and odor, leaving hair instantly cleansed and refreshed and your hair smelling and looking fresh.

 

Don't skip the conditioner

Never skip the conditioner during winter. Use a thick, creamy conditioner. Moisturizing is the name of the game for winter hair care. Use a leave-in conditioner from milk_shake Incredible Milk weekly to replenish moisture and combat the effects of hot styling tools, indoor heating, and cold winter winds. Keeping hair hydrated with a leave-in conditioner will help protect it.

 

Apply A Deep Conditioning Hair Mask Weekly

 

A moisturizing hair mask weekly can make a world of difference in the winter when it comes to dry, damaged hair.  Hair masks are quick and easy to use.

Macadamia Professional Hair Masque is a high-quality hydration treatment that is ideal for dry, damaged or color treated hair. Features Macadamia’s exclusive Pro Oil Complex - Macadamia and Argan oils - which improves shine and leaves hair feeling silky smooth. Also provides detangling and frizz-free qualities. Sulphate and paraben free. Cruelty-free & vegan-friendly offer benefits like softening, hydrating and adding shine.

 

 Avoid Heat Styling Tools

Embrace your natural hair and air-dry whenever possible. When your hair is already delicate in the colder months, heat styling amplifies the issue and sucks the moisture right out of your strands. Refrain from straightening or curling your hair during the winter.

If you must heat style, use a protectant like Velvet Divine Styling Potion from Saints and Sinners. Ideal for wet or dry hair, this Divine Styling Potion conditions, eliminates frizz, adds shine, seals ends and smooths flyaway. Ideal for all hair types. Protects against thermal damage and is humidity resistant. Free of gluten, parabens, phthalates, iron oxides, nut ingredients, palm oil and 100% Vegan. Cruelty free

 

Avoid Hot Showers

A hot water shower in the freezing weather is always tempting. But hot water can remove the natural oils and moisture from your hair, making it dry. It may also make the scalp dry and cause flakiness. Wash your hair with lukewarm water and follow with a cool rinse instead.

 

Stay hydrated

Drinking enough water helps energize and support hair growth from root to tip. It also helps prevent split ends and a brittle hair texture, as well as fosters a healthier scalp meaning you'll have fewer chances of developing problems like dryness, itchiness, or dandruff.

Winter can be harsh on your hair, and a little extra care can go a long way to ensure optimum hair health. These tips are easy to follow and can prevent the hair woes you face during the winter. Try out these tips to keep your hair soft, shiny, and healthy.