I hope these tips make your winter more bearable and you and your hair have a wonderful healthy winter. A few simple tricks can make winter seem less long and harsh.
The number one space to survive in the winter months is humidity. Use moisturizer in the cooler season to protect your hair. Use heavy reconditioning products in winter at least twice a week, this will help combat the dry heat we use indoors as temperatures drop.
Slot number two is occupied by regulator trims or haircuts for dead split ends, this is a must for healthy hair. If split ends are left untreated, they could become a bigger problem later on.
Number three: rinse hair with cool or cold water to close the cuticle and seal in moisture.
Number Four – Extreme temperatures mean trouble for your hair… Too cold or too hot is not healthy for your hair. Try not to use very hot curling irons on your hair or sit too close to air vents and let the heat blow on your hair as it could dry it out. Cold air can cause your hair to freeze and break. Be careful.
Tip number five: don’t over-shampoo your hair. Winter is the perfect time to give our hair a break from over-shampooing. You’re not at the beach getting too much suntan oil on your hair or perspiration; Let your hair last longer between shampoos, your hair will thank you.
Tip number six: It’s a good idea to change your shampoo and conditioner every few weeks. Just as your body can become immune to certain medications, your hair can become less sensitive to the same shampoo week after week. Just change it up a bit.
Tip number seven: don’t overwork your hair with too much product, too much of a good thing is a bad idea. Too much gel or mousse can weigh down your hair. Too much hairspray can leave your hair dry and brittle.
Tip number eight is a more specific tip for gray hair. Gray hair can be more difficult to dye, but it can be done. The most important thing to remember is that most packaged hair colors come with 20 volume developer and you should use 5 or 10 volume to deposit the color. Just change that and you can cover the gray in your hair. Then moisturize for winter after every chemical you use on your hair.
Number nine: During the winter months, one may want to go a shade darker with their hair color. She usually loses some of her tan and defiantly changes the colors she wears in her clothes, so make a subtle change to her hair color. Maybe a deeper shade to match your new fall wardrobe.
Tip number ten is always a big deal in the winter months: that’s static. The old advice to spray your brush lightly with hairspray still holds true today. It’s a great way to get rid of loose hair that we all have trouble with in the colder months.
I hope these tips make winter a little more bearable for you. These are all tried and true methods to cure the winter blues. Happy hair days.