5 Ways to Keep Your Hair Healthy this Winter
Winter can really be wearing, but it doesn’t have to be on your hair. Protect your hair and keep it healthy all season long with these five tips.
1. DON’T FORGET TO DEEP CONDITION YOUR HAIR REGULARLY.
To keep static electricity at bay, deep condition your hair to keep it smooth and moisturized. We can recommend several products, just call and ask! This also helps with cold temps, brutal winds and prevents breakage, something that can leave a perfectly healthy head of hair looking thin and sparse.
2. DON’T RUB YOUR HAIR DRY.
Pat it dry instead. Rubbing your hair dry with a towel can cause damage when your hair is at its most delicate state. It’s best to pat it dry or let it dry on its own, especially hair additions. Hair additions can require an especially gentle touch to avoid pulling the hair from the base. Your hair additions should come with washing instructions, if they don’t, ask your stylist so you can easily keep them as great looking as they day you got them!
3. DON’T BLOW DRY IF YOU DON’T HAVE TO.
An ionic hair dryer is a great investment if blow-drying your hair is a must for your hectic lifestyle. This type of hair dryer will dry your hair faster with less damage, less frizz and more shine as it flattens and tightens the hair cuticle simultaneously. Additionally, the use of leave-in conditioners will help strengthen and protect hair when using blow dryers.
4. DON’T IGNORE DANDRUFF.
Dandruff is a problem any time, but seems to be worse during winter. Shampoos with tea tree oil can help, and there are a lot of over-the-counter dandruff products that work almost immediately. Also, shower water that is way too hot for too long of a time can intensify dandruff. A healthy scalp will be more comfortable when wearing a hair addition.
5. DON’T SETTLE FOR STATIC.
Avoid items that generate static electricity within your body like wool. It helps to brush your hair with wooden combs or brushes to reduce the static. And the more your hair is moisturized, the less you’ll suffer from static! While we don’t have bitter temps and freezing wind chills here in Arizona, we do often have weeks at a time with extremely low humidity, which can cause many of these issues. Always drink more water than you probably want and pay attention to these rules. Your hair will thank you!
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