When it is cold, we always take care of our body – boots for our foot, coat for our shoulders, scarf for neck.
What about head? Oh yes, sometimes, when it is really cold, we choose to wear hat, but usually we afraid to make a mess on our hair style.
This is the biggest mistake we make – have you noticed, how your hair changes in ??
Texture or shine during the cold months of the year?
Rainy weather in autumn, winds in the spring, summer heat – all those elements are not good for our hair.
But the most difficult time for our beauty is winter. Winter weather can be especially brutal on hair because of the cold factor.
Different temperatures – warm at home and work, cold outside – can cause the cuticle layer of the hair to lift and moisture to leave the hair, making it dry and frizzy.
Being dry and frizzy can lead to dullness, breakage, split ends. And if this already happened, what to do?
How to avoid damage hair in winter time?
Here is some advices, keep reading.
It is nothing new, if we say to use hair conditioning.
Treat your hair once a week to a deep conditioning treatment to replenish and lock in moisture lost from dry air. Not only will this help soften frizzy and brittle hair, but it will also create stronger, shinier hair. Look for good products in pharmacy or find some hair products online.
While taking shower every day it is natural to wash your hair. But there is one important tip - since cold air already dries out hair, there isn’t a need to wash it every day. Doing so may strip your hair of its natural oils and dry it out even more. Cut back to washing your hair 2-3 times a week, and your hair should be able to retain the extra moisture.
Three hair care steps – hair renewal shampooing, conditioning and scalp care – make at once, so you can wash hair every other day, instead of every day.
Try to use one line products – hair products online can help you to choose special line for winter time.
Winter is bad for our hair not only because cold, but also because of rough winds. Wind can cause split ends, along with dry, brittle hair.
Advice – visit your hair stylist more often.
Getting a trim every 6-8 weeks during the winter months will help keep hair healthy and strong, and reduce the chances of getting split ends.
Now let‘s talk about interesting paradox. Cold is really bad for your hair. Except cold shower. Try to resist to take hot shower when it is cold outside. Yes, it feels really good to take hot shower when you come home from cold street. Hot water tends to strip moisture from your hair, and your hair needs all the moisture it can get during the winter. Instead, try to take a warm shower for 10 minutes or less to prevent hair from becoming dry.
After taking shower try to avoid using blow dryers, curling irons, and straighteners as much as possible.
If you do need to use them, the best solution is to apply a leave-in conditioner or heat-protective product first, and then follow with a blow dryer on low heat. Which products to choose?
Variety is huge and to select one is really difficult thing to do. You can try to ask for advice in pharmacy, cosmetic shop or look for hair products online, following the tips and advices given by people, who already used those products.
Although winter weather may seem like it’s doing the most damage to your hair, don’t be fooled by the other seasons. All weather affects hair in some way. It’s important to know how to treat your hair during each season.
Humidity and heat will not do your hair any favors.
A hot, humid environment breaks down the bonds in your hair and returns hair to its natural state, so try not to style your hair in this type of weather. Also don‘t forget to wear hat - sun damage is also harmful to your hair because it causes the melanin in your hair to change. The UV rays penetrate the hair shaft and can alter the color of your hair.