Winter time is officially here and with it comes colder weather that is often quite tough on our hair. From our wearing hats more often to the harsh winds and cold temperatures, this is the season for added breakage and dry locks. However, we don’t have to simply muddle through until spring. There are things that can be done now to keep your tresses looking beautiful from sun up to sundown, and beyond.
9 Tips for Wonderful Wintertime Hair
1. Minimize the used of heated appliances. If it is necessary to use a flat iron, curling iron or blow dryer be sure to spray in heat protectant such as Aveda’s Brilliant Damage Control Spray.
2. Don’t clarify your locks over frequently. This time of year, it is better to use products that will not cause build up. Aveda has a variety of shampoos and conditioners designed to protect your hair without leaving a silicone residue behind. Talk to your stylist to learn which products are best suited for your hair.
3. Minimize brushing. Brush bristles can be damaging and cause split ends. Opt instead for a wide tooth comb and using a detangling product such as Aveda’s Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair. If a hair brush is a must, opt for a vented brush that has a combination of plastic and boar bristles.
4. During the winter, a dryer often itchier, scalp is common. To keep your scalp and hair healthy, go natural with this at home approach: a couple of tablespoons of olive or coconut oil and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Heat the oil for a couple of seconds until it is warm and then mix it with the lemon juice. Massage the oil into your scalp and leave it in for 20-30 minutes. Rinse it out with shampoo and conditioner. This can be used as often as once a week.
5. Wash your hair in lukewarm water, rather than hot as this will help maintain the natural oils that protect and nourish your hair.
6. When you do need to wear a beanie or other style of hat, first wrap your hair in a silk scarf to avoid damage from the elements. The silk will also minimize the amount of static in your hair.
7. Keep your haircut maintained, to reduce the amount of split ends, and to remove any that may have occurred. After having split ends removed, ask your stylist about using an end protectant to seal them as this will keep your hair healthier.
8. You can also keep the ends of your hair looking great by wearing buns or updos as much as possible, or when wearing a braid or twist style, tucking the ends away to keep them protected.
9. Avoid hair products with humectants in them as these will actually cause your hair to dry out.
Having gorgeous winter hair doesn’t have to be a dream. By taking proactive measures, using the right hair products and simple maintenance you can have beautiful hair all year around. Talk to the team at true to learn how we can help you achieve the wintertime hair you have always wanted.