Winter is coming—literally.
In just a few months, winter—with its chilly temperatures, dry air, and harsh winds—will be here. And one area on which it will be making its presence felt is our hair. For this reason, there is an urgent need to take steps to protect our hair as much as we protect our skin. The following are some tips you can follow to ensure healthy, gorgeous hair even in winter:
- Stop with the hot showers.
After a long, cold day, it may be extremely comforting to step into a cozy hot shower. But the truth is, this practice can actually damage your locks. When your hair is exposed to hot water for a considerable period of time, it can lose lots of moisture and thus become frizzy and damaged. Instead of going for that hot shower, you should try a lukewarm one that goes on for ten minutes or less in order to ensure the health of your hair.
- Wash your hair every other day.
Speaking of washing your hair, try to reduce the number of times you wash it in a week. Water, when absorbed by the hair, can make it swell from the inside. When this happens on a very frequent basis, this can cause your locks to become unhealthy and prone to breakage. The trick is to not wash your hair as often as you’re used to. Whenever you can, skip a day when it comes to your washing routine; you’ll begin to see results as this habit trains your hair to become less greasy even after a day of not washing it. Try a good dry shampoo instead; this amazing product will clean your locks of grease, dirt, and dust on those days when you’ve skipped your regular shampoo-and-conditioner routine.
- Counter static with oils.
Winter can often cause your scalp to dry up, thereby producing less oils. This makes it prone to static and flyaways, which is an unpretty sight. To counter this, rub some hair oil on your palms, heat it up, and then spread and smooth it through your hair. If you don’t have oil, even your moisturizer will do. You can also use a boar bristle brush with natural bristles; this type of brush will help to redistribute your scalp’s oils to your strands.
- Try the wonders of deep conditioning.
Whether you’re opting for a salon treatment or a home-based one, a deep conditioning routine will help to replenish whatever moisture your hair has lost due to the natural elements. Choose one that fits your specific hair type and condition. To get optimal results, you can choose to leave the deep conditioning treatment on overnight and rinse it out in the morning.
- Know the right brushing techniques.
As much as possible, try not to brush your hair too much and too often in the winter. Also, don’t brush your strands while they’re still wet as doing so will only stretch them and cause breakage. If you have to brush your locks while they’re wet, use a wide-toothed comb instead of a brush and work your way up from the ends to the roots of your hair.
- Get a humidifier for your home.
While this may not directly have anything to do with your hair, a humidifier can improve the air quality in your home and add moisture to the dry air. Thus, your hair (and skin) won’t feel the drying effects of winter that much, at least when you’re indoors.
During winter, it can be especially hard to look your best and maintain gorgeous locks what with the extremely cold and harsh weather. But with the above tips, you can at least make sure your hair is healthy. And what about those times when you want to glam up for that office Christmas party or for special occasions? Well, quality extensions from Human Hair Extension Online can help you out.