The cold winter weather can do some major damage to your hair and chances are that without realizing it you are creating even more damage without realizing it. Then the winter moves on and your hair continues getting worse and so a vicious cycle begins. His doesn't have to be the case however. You can beat the winter blues and have beautiful healthy hair all year round. Here are some tips on how to go about it.
Turn Down The Heat
Heat is your worst enemy when it’s cold out because it instantly dries out your locks and strips them of moisture. Although it’s okay to use a blow dryer or flat iron once or maybe twice a week, refrain from using it more often. When you do use appliances try to keep them a few inches away from your hair so that the heat is not directly applied to it. You can also get some added protection by using a product such as Redken’s Satinwear 02 Ultimate Blow Dry Lotion which works to keep your locks safe during the drying process.
Moisturize Your Mane
Use a nourishing conditioner to make your strands silky soft and shiny every time you wash them. Then give it a real boost by giving yourself a deep conditioning treatment once a week. However all of this work will be meaningless if you don’t take vitamins A, B complex and E that will nourish, hydrate and moisturize your locks from the inside out.
Brushing your hair while it’s wet and rubbing it dry are surefire ways to get your strands to fall out and to become frizzy. Instead pat your hair dry before allowing it to air dry and once it’s done run a comb through it.
Know Your Products
Keratin treatments, perms and dyes can make your life easier for now but in the long run they will cause problems. These treatments can dry out, weaken and even change the texture of your hair and should be stayed away from. If it’s essential for you to dye your mane try a natural dye or henna. To get rid of frizz try a natural oil such as argan oil. This way, you’ll see results and add fewer chemicals to your beauty routine.
All of this is well and good but what about styling? What can you do to look your best if you should blow dry more than once a week? Here are a few ideas:
- Pull your hair into a braided ponytail or a bun. Either of these styles will look good on any shape face and can be worn by women of all ages.
- Throw some gel into your hair, pin in some rollers and wear it wavy. Think Real Housewives of Orange County.
- Sleek it back into a French bun. This is a great look that can go from day to evening and add a touch of sophistication to any ensemble.