Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Protecting Hair in the Winter

Adult, Beautiful, Beauty, Face, Fashion I am used to my hair being different in the winter due to the season. If you live where you experience what we call a real winter, then you are used to the accompanying static, frizziness, dryness, and a general lack luster.

Much of this is due to going in and out of building so your hair is exposed to both heat and cold.  In addition, dandruff, and a dry scalp become more common.  Fortunately, there are ways to keep your hair in better shape through the tough winter season.

One way to combat the loss of moisture from your hair is to use a leave-in conditioner or oil.  The best place to add the additional oil is to the ends of your hair where split ends are more likely to occurs.  Argon oil or Jojoba oil are recommended for this.  It is also recommended you use coconut oil on the scalp for 20 to 30 minutes before washing it out.  This helps cut down on dandruff and a dry scalp.

In addition, don't be afraid to use a hair mask or deep conditioning mixture to help keep moisture in your hair.  Hair masks are deeply conditioning mixtures that can make repairs in 20 minutes.  If you don't have time for that, you can use coconut oil in your hair over night to add even more moisture.

I usually have enough static in my hair that I get shocked when I touch the wrong things.  One way to get rid of the static that causes the fly away issue is to keep a dryer sheet.  Simply rub it over your your and your hairdo returns to it's beautiful self.  If you use the recommended oil in your hair, it cuts down on dryness and static.

Try not to wash your hair every day because frequent washings can strip the natural oils out of your hair.  It is suggested a person wash their hair about every three days or so.  If that bugs you, then you might want to use a dry shampoo in between regular washings.  If you have dry hair, use only conditioner instead of shampoo and conditioner to keep oils in your hair as much as possible.

Unfortunately, the added heat from curling irons and straighteners is notorious for drying out healthy hair but in the winter it damages your already dry hair.  It is better to either curl your air using regular curlers or let your hair dry so you preserve as much moisture as you can.  Furthermore, you could braid your hair, pop it in a fancy bun, or secure it in a ponytail.

When you go outside, make sure your hair is completely dry because the cold air can make the hair shaft and cause breakage or make your color fade faster.  If you have to head out before it's dry, put it under a hat or wrap it in a scarf to protect it.  Be sure to use a silk scarf wrapped around your hair so it is under a wool hat because wool hats can damage the hair.  In addition, the silk helps cut down on the frizzes and static.

Now if you do color your hair, look at using a darker color instead of those summery blonds because it cuts down on the damage you do to your hair every time you bleach it.  The darker colors also mean you are giving your hair a chance to recover.  A cool way to add color is via a hair glaze which sits on top of the hair cuticle,  boosting the color and making your hair shine.

I definitely experience so many of these things and always use a leave in conditioner in the winter along with coconut oil to keep it in better shape.  Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear. Have a great day.

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