As the weather gets colder and the climate changes, our hair needs extra care. Low temperatures, dry air and the constant swings between heating indoors and freezing outdoors can cause a lot of stress to the hair structure and leave it damaged, dry, and lacking in shine. During the autumn and winter months, it is crucial to pay proper attention to hair care and ensure that hair stays gorgeous and healthy. We want to share some especially effective tips and tricks for hair care — from the right shampoo and conditioner choice and beauty routine corrections to moisturizing masks and styling products. Scroll and find out how to keep hair strong, healthy and protected.
If you have a habit of cleaning your hair every day, it's time to break it! Frequent washing can aggravate the problem of dry hair, so try to limit it to 2-3 times a week. Do not forget to use lukewarm rather than hot water to avoid drying out of a scalp. For emergencies, one can use good old dry shampoo — a lifesaver for latecomers!
Step by Step
Hair care is just like skin care — consistency and multi-step routine is important. It is essential to shampoo twice for a thorough rinse, exfoliate if necessary, do not forget about conditioner and mask, and after showering use additional care products such as oils, creams and protectants.
Pay Attention to the Brush
One also has to pay attention to brushing during the cold season. Choosing the right hair tool is a long journey, but it pays off! One can try a silicone comb — they are considered to be the most gentle. Natural brushes are also suitable for damaged hair, as it does not traumatize and does not tangle hair. A strong hair no is certainly a metal comb.
Spare Your Hair
If there is a heavy freeze outside, wear a hat or headband to protect hair from the cold air. Temporarily postpone using a hairdryer or other hot styling tools. High temperatures can make hair brittle and dry. Also it is especially vital to focus on proper nutrition in winter and eat foods rich in vitamins and nutrients. Consuming omega-3, vitamin E, biotin and zinc will help strengthen and improve hair health.
In winter, temperature fluctuations already have a negative effect on the hair. It is therefore important to use heat protection, especially during the heating season. Applying a protectant before drying or styling allows to smooth out the structure, making hair smoother. This is also great for speeding up the styling process. During the winter season, it is recommended to use oils and creamy textures, while sprays are better left for the warm season.
Mask It Off
It is particularly pleasant to do a mask not only for the face, but also for the hair. For winter, one should turn attention not only to moisturizing and nourishing the hair, but also to strengthening it. Fatty and dense masks will help visually restore dry ends and protect healthy hair for the future. An especially helpful step for color-treated and curly hair. Just remember to keep the mask on longer — 10 minutes plus!
Back to the Naturals
Winter, as weird as it may sound, is a great time to restore and get back to your roots (pun intended)! Try not to use heavy chemically based products, experiment with hair, or change the texture of them. For example, either embrace the curls or attempt to fall in love with naturally straight hair.