The cold, dry weather is known for wreaking havoc on your hair. However, the cold season doesn’t have to be all static and dry scalps. By tweaking your haircare routine and incorporating some extra products, it’s never been easier to ensure your hair remains thick and healthy regardless of the temperature. Here are the best ways to take that extra step and care for your hair during winter.
With winter being synonymous with frizzy hair, it’s tempting to reach for your hair straightener or hair dryer every morning. While the increased heat styling that comes with winter is obviously bad news for your hair, that doesn’t mean you have to kick this habit to the curb. Rather, get into the habit of applying heat protectants to your hair before heat styling. This simply means taking a few minutes to spritz a thermal spray onto your damp or dry hair.
It’s not just chapped lips and dry elbows that winter blesses us with; your scalp can be one of the most significant and annoying body parts that becomes drier than a desert during winter. To combat an itchy, flaky scalp, try to wash your hair less often than you do during the warmer seasons, as frequent washing strips your scalp of its natural oils. You can also make the switch to a more hydrating shampoo and conditioner that’s free of sulfates and parabens.
Leave-in conditioner is a lifesaver, particularly for those with thicker hair types that need some extra TLC. By applying your favourite leave-in conditioner to damp hair, it will leave your hair hydrated, sleek and easy to manage right up to your next wash. Even better is that it can also act as a thermal protectant and detangle your hair. Leave-in conditioners come in thick creams, sprays and liquids, so take your pick.
These days, there’s a special hair treatment for just about everything, so rest assured that if you’re looking to give your winter hair some loving, you’re spoilt for choice. Most treatments simply need to be left in your hair for around thirty minutes and will leave your locks noticeably more sleek and manageable. Regardless of your hair type, it’s wise to get into the habit of using a treatment weekly to restore lost moisture to your hair.
At Rebecca Oates, our Bicton hair stylists are experts not only in the latest hair and beauty trends, but the best methods and treatments to keep your hair strong and healthy. When it comes to helping your hair adapt to the seasonal changes, we’re here to offer advice and tips for all hair types. Book an appointment with our Bicton hairdressers today.