Winter is the perfect time to break out your sweaters, scarfs, boots, and other adorable cold-weather looks.
Unfortunately, all that cold, dry air that lets you change up your wardrobe can play havoc on your skin and hair.
There are dozens of moisturizers and lotions that can help you protect your face and skin for wintery winds. But, there doesn’t seem to be a magic solution for saving your luscious locks from freezing temperatures.
If you’re looking for ways to keep your winter hair looking as shiny and healthy as it does the rest of the year, we can help.
Here are five must-follow tips to help you keep your hair looking its best no matter how frightful the weather gets this winter.
1. Turn Down the Heat
Excess heat can be damaging to your hair all year round — and this goes double in the winter.
When it comes to keeping your hair shiny and healthy in winter the name of the game is “moisture.”
Running your hair dryer or using a flat or curling iron too much can zap excess moisture from your hair, which can make it brittle in cold and dry weather.
2. Keep it Dry
Going out in the cold with wet hair isn’t just a quick and easy way to make yourself sick, it can be damaging to your hair.
Hair doesn’t do well under extremes. Too much heat or cold can damage your hair and make it dry and brittle, which, in turn, increases your chances of getting split ends.
So, before you step outside, make sure your hair is thoroughly dry — haircicles aren’t good for anyone.
3. Wash Less
When you wash your hair, you strip it of all the excess oils and dirt that has built up over time.
And, while washing your hair is generally good for it, there is such thing as too much of a good thing. After all, there’s a reason your scalp produces natural oils in the first place.
These oils that your body creates play a vital role in the health of your hair. Stripping away these oils too often can lead to your hair being dry more susceptible to damage brought on by cold weather.
When the cold, dry weather that winter brings sets in, you can give your hair the boost it needs to stay feeling its best by treating it with a hair mask.
During the winter, make a habit out of using an oil mask or deep conditioning treatment at least once a week.
One easy but effective hair mask treatment is to melt three tablespoons of coconut oil and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Run the melted oil through your hair to coat it, and let it sit for at least 30 minutes before washing it out.
5. Cover Up
Finally, one of the best ways to protect your hair from the cold is to keep it covered up and out of the cold with a hat.
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How to Have Healthy Winter Hair
Winter can be brutal on everything, especially your body. That’s why it’s important to take those few extra steps to make sure you keep yourself in shape no matter how cold it gets.
With these tips, your winter hair will be as healthy and shiny as your hair in the spring, summer, and the fall.
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