The winter season is in full effect, which means cooler and crisper months. Not only do we have to protect our skin from the temperature change, but we have to remember to keep our hair happy as well. Here we show you 6 ways to protect your hair from the cold weather!
#1 Protect Your Hair From The Cold with Conditioner
Just like our skin needs an extra dose of moisture with lotion and face masks, our hair needs the same. To keep it hydrated during the winter months, double up on your conditioner. To prevent buildup, use deep conditioner first, then shampoo, then leave it in. This will help the hair maintain its elasticity and stop damage that the weather caused during the day. In addition, the extra moisture is key to avoiding split ends and knots that cause detangling and breakage.
#2 Protect Your Hair From The Cold with Oil Treatment
Though conditioner is great, sometimes your hair craves some extra moisture. This is where oil treatments come in! Coat your hair with a healthy oil, such as olive, castor, or Euro, prior to shampooing. This will protect your hair from drying out and serve as another conditioning treatment. You can also maintain moisture and radiance by leaving the oil in longer or even overnight. The oil will seep into your hair shaft, remaining hydrated even after you rinse it out!
#3 Protect Your Hair From The Cold with Eating Right
The saying, “you are what you eat,” is specifically true for your hair. Especially in the winter time, you should be eating foods rich in vitamins and minerals to keep your hair happy and hair growth consistent. This includes staying hydrated yourself to promote hydration in your hair. Furthermore, you want to make sure that you are absorbing healthy fats. These essential fatty acids actually help nourish the hair from the inside out!
#4 Protect Your Hair From The Cold with Scalp Stimulation
Massaging the scalp helps bring life and strength to our hair. Since scalp circulation is not as good in the colder months, we want to promote it ourselves to ensure healthy growth and natural oil production. Massage your scalp around 2 or 3 times a day, while brushing your hair properly. Use a natural boar bristle brush, and start from the nap of the neck. This will spread the oils being produced to the tips of our hair, ensuring our hair stays hydrated and stimulated in harsh conditions.
#5 Protect Your Hair From The Cold with a Trim
Many of us are afraid of haircuts, but a good trim is a must for winter. A pre-cold weather trim will get you off on the right foot since it promotes healthy hair growth and diminishes breakage. Trims also aid in better styling results, less knotting, and easier detangling, making hard winters easier to work with!
#6 Protect Your Hair From The Cold with Covers
The best way to protect your hair from the cold is to cover your hair from the dry and windy atmosphere. Find a fashionable silk scarf and wrap your hair in it. You can wear this all day underneath your knit hats, keeping your hair tangle-free and non-exposed. For extra moisture, seal your hair with shea butter or coconut oil first to lock it in all day!
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