It’s the coldest time of the year, Christmas is behind us and the harsh winter air is in full effect. With that cold, dry air, it becomes necessary to take a little extra care of our hair. During winter, our hair tends to get dry, brittle and experience more breakage. For this reason, we need to talk about a few ways you can protect your hair from the cold and keep it healthy so you can continue to experience the joys of winter.
Hydrate! Use conditioner every time you wash your hair and a hydrating mask once a week. This is a crucial step if you want to protect your hair from the cold since combining these two products will keep your hair nourished and prepared for the cold snaps.
Use gentle shampoos. Avoiding strong shampoos such as those for dandruff or greasy hair will help because they tend to dry and weaken the hair. Ideally, use a mild neutral shampoo for daily use and regularly apply a hair oil moisturizer, such as coconut or jojoba.
Massage your scalp. Massaging the scalp is a very effective way to protect the hair from the cold. When you apply the mask or hair oil, massage your scalp to promote blood circulation and remove dead cells. After all, healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp!
Avoid heat. There’s nothing quite like a steamy bath during winter, but washing your hair with hot water will affect your hair’s health. As for heating tools, it is also advisable to carefully dry your hair with a towel to remove excess water and use your dryer sparingly. Heat drying weakens and breaks hair, so the less you use irons or curlers the easier it will be for you to protect your hair from the cold. When you do style with heat, always use a thermal protectant.
Cover up. Winter is the perfect time to style with a cute hat, not only for warmth but for the health of your hair! Covering your hair is a good way to avoid exposure to winter cold and moisture. Be sure that the hats and caps that you use are made of natural fibers, such as cotton or wool.
Don’t skimp on nutrients. A healthy diet is one of the most important things you can do to protect your hair from the cold. Foods rich in vitamins, proteins, and zinc will help you keep your hair healthy, shiny and strong. In addition, you should always make sure you’re drinking enough water to stay hydrated.
If you need a little help showing your hair some love this winter, the experts at William Robert Salon are ready to help you maintain those beautiful tresses. You can find us at 1888 Marlton Pike East, Suite C, in Cherry Hill, NJ, or give us a call on 856-528-5681. If you prefer to instantly make your own appointment, download our free mobile app. It’s available on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.