Winterize Your Hair – Winter Hair Care Tips for Healthy Hair



As winter approaches, refresh your hair with great winter hair care tips to keep your hair looking healthy and beautiful. Your everyday hair care routine must make room for a few new steps if you want to keep your hair healthy and protected. Excess strain and extreme weather conditions can negatively impact the physical condition of one’s hair. By taking a few extra moments each day for simple maintenance and by minimally altering one’s everyday routine, hair can remain strong and beautiful every day of the year. Just follow these winter hair care tips for healthy hair.

Adding moisture to hair as winter temperatures dry out your hair can be a lifesaver when it comes to hair’s overall appearance. The bitter temperatures and lower humidity team up with the warm, dry climate of most people’s heated homes, resulting in a drier, less supple hair texture.

In addition to the hair’s texture, coloring may also dull as the winter comes into full swing. With the sun peeking through the sky less often in the cooler months, hair’s natural highlights begin to fade. Between the dryness and dearth of nature-inspired coloring, hair can use all the help it can get in escaping winter’s destructive kiss.

By altering the way one dries his or her hair, healthier results may be achieved with little extra time and no additional cost. Best approaches for preventing hair from drying out too often may include employing a hair dryer less frequently, towel drying before using a hairdryer, and taking showers at night to allow hair ample time to dry on its own.

When hair color seems a bit duller in the colder months, it could be due to less sun exposure and the general climate as well as the tougher elements the hair may endure, such as freezing tresses when left wet outside and excessive blow-drying. For a change, people may consider dyeing their hair, getting highlights put in or highlighting it themselves.

Tips for winter hair care:
–    Make efforts to dry hair prior to leaving your residence each day. Some climates’ temperatures are bitter enough to cause hair to freeze, making it extremely susceptible to breakage and unnecessary damage.

–    Allow hair to dry naturally as often as possible.
If you must blow-dry, gently squeeze and shake excess water from hair prior to toweling. Run towel through hair for several minutes and then wrap hair up in a dry towel to remove excess water. Use blow dryer after as much water as possible is shed, on lower heat settings.

–    Dry your hair as much as possible with towels first. Using several towels, turn head upside-down after the majority of the water has been shed from it and rub hair with towels vigorously to remove any excess water. Once hair is no longer damp, allow tresses to dry naturally the rest of the way.

–    Shower at night and allow hair to dry on its own. If daily morning routines do not leave enough time for an altered blow drying ritual, attempt to take showers at night before heading to bed, and allow hair to dry naturally or towel dry it at least a few times a week.

–    Moisturize hair by adding conditioner after your standard shampoo. Conditioners containing cetyl alcohol have been developed from coconut and are very good moisturizers for hair. Conditioners containing cetearyl alcohol are also known to be good at adding moisture to hair. Rinse hair with cool water to lock in the moisture by closing the cuticle.

–    Use a “hair mask” containing nourishing sea kelp from time to time, as it may also add moisture to stressed hair. Length of time for hair mask application may vary based on individual product. Follow instructions to see how long to wait before rinsing hair.

For best results, dry hair with heat less often, use moisture-rich products and remember to use cool water to lock in the moisture. If coloring hair, check ingredients to be sure the chemical ingredients are not excessively harmful to hair. Consult your hair care professional for more in-depth winter care suggestions!

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