When you talk about the changes that happen in the winter season, the most noticeable change is in temperature. For most places around the country there is also an abundance of snow. One of the biggest changes in winter that often goes unnoticed is the change in humidity. All of these changes work together to create a new hair care nightmare! We’ll look here today at a handful of tips that can help your hair put the “win” in winter!
Don’t Skimp on the Scalp
We wouldn’t be doing justice without considering all parts of the hair, especially the part where the hair grows out! The winter season can mean drier, arid climates in many places around the country. If you live in a place Arizona or Utah where the winter brings dry air, pay attention to your scalp health, especially if you already face challenges with flaky skin. Use moisturizing shampoos, conditioners, or even oils massaged into the scalp. Find what works best for you, and keep that skin moisturized and healthy!
Mind the Temperature
Your hair also needs plenty of moisturizing, just like your scalp does. However, it’s important to keep a delicate balance between the elements your hair is exposed to and how you take care of it. For example, you might want to go easy on the flat iron to keep your hair from becoming more brittle than the Mojave desert. At the same time you should always make sure your hair is completely dry before heading out each day. Even showering in excessively hot water can cause more problems! You can try blow drying with your dryer set on cool air to balance things out, for example. No matter what you choose, try to find what works best for you!
Dry weather can mean more split ends. Oh no! The good news is that split ends are really easy to keep under control with regular trips to your hair salon. Instead of waiting three or six months between haircuts, just keep an eye on your hair and consider scheduling a trim when you start seeing some of those nasty split ends. If you can’t repair it, trim it down!
Perfect Conditions for Conditioning
In case you haven’t figured it out yet, winter hair care is a game of moisture management! Conditioning is more of an “as needed” practice during other parts of the year. During winter, on the other hand, there are many people who need to condition daily to keep those silky locks from losing their looks! Using conditioner is really simple, just massage some into your hair and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing with cool or warm water. You can even consider getting a deep conditioning treatment.
What Works for You?
Everyone has hair that is unique to them, so not everything works the same! What do you do in the winter to keep your hair from drying out and becoming damaged? Share your tips with us on our facebook page!