Winter is a cold, long season which means our hair care might be feeling the negative effects of it. The air gets dryer and colder which can lead to more frizz for people with curly hair and so many other issues like greasy and awful-looking locks. You don’t have to put up with this! This article will go over 15 tips that will help your hair stay healthy in winter. No matter how hard the elements try to get in its way.
1. Use a conditioner and shampoo that works for you – don’t be afraid to try different products until you find the ones that work best with your hair type! Using things like specialized serums, masks and oils can do wonders too if you’re willing to put in some time and effort into making your locks look healthy again.
2. Try not to wash your hair every day (or even more than once or twice a week) as this will help prevent it from feeling weighed down by excess product buildup; plus, less washing means fewer chances of striping away all those natural oils we talked about earlier on in this post!
3. Protect yourself against cold winds when going outside because they can cause major damage over time which is why you should always use hats or beanies that will keep your hair safe from harsh weather.
4. When it comes to the type of braids you put in, make sure they’re not too tight because this can lead to major hair breakage and damage. The tighter a braid is, the more likely it is for hairs to get caught up in them which leads us back to problem.
5. Don’t go outside with wet hair if possible; water freezes when exposed to winter air so even just going out into an environment where there are wind gusts could cause severe frizzing on top of everything else we’ve mentioned above already – plus, getting sick isn’t fun.
6. You can always protect your hair with a hat or scarf if you do have to go out in the cold but just keep all of this information on what causes frizzing and breakage, etc. in mind so that you’re not caught off-guard!
7. If it’s too late for prevention (i.e., winter is already here), stay away from heat styling as much as possible. Because both hot tools like straighteners/curling irons – even air drying after washing your hair will put it at risk. Plus, they’ll dry out your locks which means more vulnerability for things. Like split ends and damage appearing later down the line when you least expect them to pop up! Natural methods are often the best way to go because they’re safer too.
8. Drink lots of water – we know, this isn’t exactly a hair care tip but it’s still important to keep yourself hydrated from the inside out since our scalps need all the help they can get during winter!
A little goes a long way when it comes to oils and serums; use too much and you’ll end up with greasy locks that look awful. If you’re not sure how much product to put in, start off with a small amount then add more as needed.
9. Be gentle when brushing your hair care post-shower (or any time, for that matter). Because harsh bristles can lead to breakage over time; instead, invest in a good brush made from natural materials like boar bristles or wood that won’t cause harm.
10. If you’re looking for a way to add some volume, try using dry shampoo in between washes instead of hairspray because it can be very damaging and leave behind residue; plus, the former is much better when it comes to adding oomph without making your hair look greasy!
11. Good nutrition goes a long way so don’t forget about including vitamins and minerals. Like Omega-rich foods (fish/seafood) which will give your locks more strength. And resilience while preventing them from breaking off at their ends due to low moisture levels within strands.
12. Sleep on satin pillowcases or use silk scarves during sleep time. Because fabric like cotton will suck the moisture right out of our hair, leading to more frizzing and dryness in the long run.
13. And finally, if you’re really struggling with keeping your locks looking good despite all the care you’re putting into it. Then consider cutting them shorter so that there’s less surface area for things like split ends and damage to occur. Sometimes a drastic change is what we need to jumpstart better habits!
14. Last but not least, make sure you’re using the right type of shampoo and conditioner for your hair type; if you have dry locks, don’t use a shampoo that’s designed to be used on oily scalps. Because it will only do more harm than good.
15. Finally, cut down on the number of times you wash your hair care each week. This might seem like an odd suggestion since we want to keep our hair clean and free from oils. But over-washing can strip strands of their natural moisture levels which leads to all sorts of problems. Like greasiness, frizzing, and even dandruff in extreme cases! Try washing every other day at most or twice a week if possible.