With the chilly season setting in, it is time to start thinking of protecting your hair from the damage that winter elements can cause. The dry weather can wreak havoc – ripping your hair of moisture, leaving it brittle and prone to breakage. Not to forget the split ends and annoying static frizz. And it is no easy task to tame those frizzy tresses. A hair care routine that is fit for this season will not only help maintain healthy, beautiful hair but will also keep all your wintry hair problems at bay.
Give your hair lots of tender loving care by using hair care products that are perfect for winter…
Keep your hair hydrated
When it comes to hair care, always make sure that you buy good quality products. Remember that investing in a hydrating and moisturizing shampoo, especially in winter, is the key to keep your hair moisturized. A great hydrating shampoo like CHI Argan Oil Shampoo infuses moisture into your hair leaving it soft and silky. Also, many experts advise to keep washing your hair to a minimum (two to three times a week). And don’t forget to dry your hair before leaving the house as the moisture in your hair combined with the cold air will further damage it, leaving it more brittle and dry.
Moisturizing is the way to go
Make conditioning a vital part of your hair care routine during winter. Don’t forget to condition your hair after shampooing. The best way to apply conditioner is to start from the mid-lengths to the ends of your hair. Concentrate on the ends as they are the oldest and most damaged parts of your hair. Leave the conditioner in for a few minutes and then rinse it out with cool water, as this will seal in the moisture leaving your hair smooth and lustrous. The Body Shop’s Rainforest Moisture Conditioner is highly recommended by experts. Moreover, add a hair treatment mask such as Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Moisture Lock One Minute Mask or Moisture Kick Hair Mask by Schwarzkopf once a week to your hair care routine to keep your locks healthy.
Flakes no more
The cold weather leaves your scalp drier and itchier, leading to issues like dandruff and scalp irritation. What most people tend to ignore is that by using the right products, you can say goodbye to dandruff. Experts recommend using Head and Shoulders Nourishing Hair and Scalp Care Dandruff Shampoo, Lavender Essence if you want to keep your scalp dandruff free. If you find that your hair is extremely flaky, go for a medicated shampoo containing salicylic acid. And avoid using very hot water in the shower, no matter how painful that sounds!
Oiling and trimming
The best way to ensure beautiful, shiny hair in winter is to apply olive oil. All you have to do is warm up two teaspoons of olive oil and massage your scalp slowly. This slow massaging helps the oil penetrate deep into the roots. And not to forget regular trims are also quite essential. The most effective way to keep your hair healthy is to get rid of those dry ends. Hair experts advise to get a light dusting of the ends after every six to eight weeks, to help reduce the chance of dry, splitting ends.
Controlling static hair
To tackle the static frizz, make sure to use a vented hair brush that has a combination of plastic and boar bristles. Wash your hair only with lukewarm water, not hot water, as the latter will strip away the natural oils that protect and nourish your hair. Apply a leave-in conditioner to keep your hair smooth and shiny. Experts recommend Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch Leave-in Cream or Kerastase Fluidissime Discipline Leave-in Spray.
Can’t leave your home without styling your hair with tools like curling tongs or hair straighteners? Well, make sure to use a good quality, nourishing heat defence spray or leave-in conditioner to protect your hair from all that heat. The best options to keep your hair looking glossy include TRESemmé Heat Defence Styling Spray and L’Oreal Paris Studio Pro Heat It Hot & Big Heat Spray.