The Winter months can be devastating to hair. From splits end and breakage to infuriating static that refuses to be calmed. In order to have fabulous hair all year long there are some steps you can take. We’ve collected advice from experts around the globe and combined their tips here for you.
MOISTURIZE YOUR SCALP
In Winter months the scalp gets dry and itchy from the combination of the cold air outside and the hot air inside. This could lead to dandruff, scalp irritation, flakiness, and in some instances even hair loss. A hot oil massage with a nourishing oil like coconut oil goes a long way.
AVOID HOT SHOWERS
A hot water shower is very tempting, but it can remove the natural oils and moisture from your hair, causing it to become dry and brittle. Instead, use lukewarm water and finish off with cold water at the ends to seal the cuticles.
SHAMPOO LESS, CO-WASH MORE
Frequent washing can strip your hair of its natural oils, causing additional dryness and irritation. If you can, do not shampoo more than twice a week and always use a sulfate-free shampoo to maintain the natural moisture balance. Never skip the conditioner during winter. Use a thick, creamy conditioner like our Biotin Infused Conditioner, for deep hydration and nourishment.
DO WEEKLY HAIR MASK TREATMENTS
Hair masks, like our Keratin Safe Mask, are a great preventative measure to keep your hair nourished and moisturized. You can follow up the mask with a moisturizing hair serum like our Trinity Oil, loaded with natural botanicals to boost hairs health.
LIMIT THE HEAT
Air dry your hair as much as possible. Avoid blow drying whenever possible as it draws moisture out of your hair.
NO WET HAIR OUTSIDE
Cold air expands the hair shafts, making them prone to breakage, and causing color to fade. So always make sure to give yourself a little extra time to dry your hair before you step outside.
COVER YOUR HAIR
Keeping your hair covered by a scarf or hat when you go outside can help prevent stress from the cold and dry winter winds. To avoid static, use a silk scarf or line the inside of your hat with a silk scarf.
PROTECT HAIR FROM STATIC
Lack of moisture, combined with the friction caused by sweaters, scarves, hoodies, and hair brushes makes your hair frizzy and full of static. To combat this, use a vented hairbrush that has a combination of boar and plastic bristles, like our Vented and Curved Detangle Brush and use a leave-in conditioner. You can also carry an anti-static dryer sheet.
USE MICROFIBER TOWELS
They are much gentler on hair, have a high-water absorbing capacity, and help reduce the friction on your hair.
TRIM HAIR REGULARLY
By trimming your hair every four to eight weeks you not only keep your hair looking fresh, but you also stay on top of any split ends or breakage.
INVEST IN A HUMIDIFIER
Heaters can provide warmth, but they also dry out the air, damaging your hair. Humidifiers help balance the moisture levels to help prevent dryness.