Winter can really wear out your skin… Let alone your hair and the catastrophes it can go through. For the last years especially during winter, I was always in a continuous conflict with my hair. I never had a good looking and healthy hair because I never knew how to fix it and take care of it during this harsh season of the year. I have always consoled myself by saying that at least I tried to do something. Let’s be realistic, your hair occupies a major place in selfie pictures you take daily… but, I’ve recently started mastering some tricks to get a good hair.
The best advice I can give you is to keep yourself happy and full of positive energy during the cold weather and the freezing wind.
- Keep your head warm:
Cold weather causes dryness to your scalp and hair, leading to hair splashing and breakage. A hat or a silk scarf can protect your hair from wind and rain. Use CC Cream for hair, 10-in-1 Complete Correction: It is a moisturizer that adds shine, softness and flexibility to your hair, prevents breakage and protects your hair from ultraviolet radiations throughout the year.
- Moisturize your scalp:
“The hair suffers from dryness in the winter because of the lack of moisture in indoor places, so it is recommended to use a good conditioner for hair”, says James Corbett, owner of James Corbett Studio and Clairol International Color Consultant.
In order to get a healthy hair, you need a healthy scalp. Some scalp problems can lead to hair loss, such as dermatitis, fatty secretions and dandruff.
Your scalp needs to regenerate just like your body. Use the conditioner once a week to restore moisture and softness back to your hair. My favorite treatments are: Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Moisture Lock One Minute Mask, Lazartigue Mask with Shea Butter, RedKen AllSoft Heavy Cream Super Treatment Mask.
Alternatively you can apply a hair oil treatment, such as Huile D’Alès Dry Hair Intense Hydrating Oil Treatment, Shu Uemura Art of Hair Urban Moisture Hydro-Nourishing Double Serum and Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil.
- Reduce the number of showers:
Experts recommend washing your hair two to three times a week during winter months, because lots of showers make the hair fragile and dry. Remember to dry your hair before leaving home to avoid further damage. Try Aveda Scalp Remedy Dandruff Solution and Philip Kingsley Exfoliating Scalp Mask. If your hair is greasy, I recommend these kinds of dry shampoos: Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair Dry Cleaning Spray, Batiste Dry Shampoo and Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo.
- Humidify your home:
Use humidifier; although most people see that humidifier makes the hair curly, however the internal heating makes the air drier. I find that humidifier helps keep the hair and skin always hydrated. Try Velvet Hammer Hydrating Control Cream.
- Cut your hair:
Cutting your hair every 6 or 8 weeks is a good way to keep your hair healthy and refreshed. Ask your hair expert to cut half an inch of your hair to prevent hair endings from becoming thin and brittle.