Winter weather can be harsh on a lot of things, including your hair. With a little special care and attention, you can make sure that your hair looks great throughout this winter.
Make Sure Your Hair Is Dry When You Leave Home
When you leave home, make sure that your hair is dry. Add extra time into your morning to blow-dry your hair, or wash your hair the night before. When it is cold outside, it will take longer for your hair to dry naturally. Additionally, when you go outside in freezing weather with wet hair, your hair can actually freeze as well, which leads to breakage and damage to your hair.
Warm or Cool Water
When you wash your hair, use either cool or warm water. Don't use hot water if you can avoid it. Hot water can dry out your scalp, which is not good when you are already fighting dry skin in the winter. If you want to take a nice hot shower, just make sure that you switch to cooler water when you wash your hair to protect your hair from drying out.
Reduce Styling Time
Next, it is always a good idea to reduce the time that you spend styling your hair. Let your hair air dry for a little bit before you blow dry it and try to minimize the amount of times you use hair equipment, such as curling irons and straighteners. This type of equipment can dry out your hair, which is the last thing you want to do in the winter time. Minimizing unnecessary heat on your hair can help improve the overall health of your hair this winter.
Keep Your Hair Hydrated
Dry hair is one of the biggest issues in the winter time, as well as a dry scalp. Protect your hair by keeping it well hydrated. Use a hydrating shampoo and if you are short on time, condition instead of washing your hair. Use a leave-in condition at least once a week to minimize dry and brittle hair. You can also protect your hair by drinking lots of water and keeping your body as well as your head hydrated.
Protect Your Head
Finally, make sure that you protect your head. When you go outside, put on a hat or wrap your scarf around your head to protect your hair from the elements. Make sure that you don't wear a hat or scarf that is too tight and cuts off circulation.
Protect your hair this winter by wearing protection when you go outside, keep your hair hydrated, reduce styling time, use warm or cool water when you wash your hair and make sure that when you leave home and its freezing outside, that your hair is dry. Work with a beauty salon for more help.