How To Protect Your Hair In Harsh Winter Weather
Protect Your Hair
Winter weather can be the detriment of your luscious locks. Dry, cold air and strong winter winds are not your hair’s best friends.
Despite increasing Global warming, when the cold takes over, it can be difficult to keep your hair healthy due to nature’s forces working against you. However, it would help if you used the right strategies to keep your hair looking and feeling healthy all winter long. You will thank yourself later when spring arrives, and you can flaunt your healthy mane. Some healthy hair tactics include maintaining regular trims, researching the best products for your hair type, and styling your hair smartly.
Get Hair Trimmed
Most people know that you should have your hair trimmed every six to eight weeks. With busy schedules and hectic lives, this can be not easy to achieve. It can also be disheartening when you have been trying to grow your hair out and find that it is time to trim it again. However, keeping your hair split-end free by getting regular trims is one of the best ways to keep it healthy and prevent breakage.
You do not have to get a brand new hairstyle every time you go to the salon, but a little maintenance goes a long way. Getting a trim can do a lot to boost your confidence as well, as you feel that you have treated yourself to something well-deserved.
Use the Right Shampoo and Styling Products
Hairdressers typically do not recommend washing your hair every day due to the risk of drying it out with harsh cleansers. However, no matter how often you wash your hair, you must use the right formula for your hair type. When choosing shampoo and styling products, the important thing to remember is to choose products that do not contain harmful ingredients for your hair. This can include alcohols, sulfates, or parabens.
It would help if you also considered your specific hair needs, whether it be color protection or frizz control; there is no one-size-fits-all line of hair care. Speak directly with your cosmetologist to determine which products are best for your hair type and specific styling needs.
Avoid Heat Styling Products
Straighteners, curling irons, and hairdryers perhaps cause more detriment to hair than anything else. These tools are great for achieving the perfect hairstyle but can wreak havoc on your tresses by causing breakage and split ends. Try to limit your use of these products as much as possible, and when you do use them, be sure to use a heat protection product on your hair first. It is often unnecessary to use the highest heat setting, so use the lowest effective setting possible. If you are used to using a heat styling product every day, maybe it is time to try new ways to wear your hair that do not require heat stylings, such as a messy bun or braid.
Wear Winter Hairstyles
Winter winds can whip at your hair, creating a mass of tangles. Combing out the tangles can cause more breakage, and doing this day after day will cause your hair to fray. If you know that you will be spending a large amount of time outside, try to compensate with a hairstyle that will not cause your hair to tangle and get messy. Twisty ponytails, chignons, and French twists are all great options for winter hairstyles and pair perfectly with a fuzzy scarf. If it is especially dry and windy outside, you can protect your hairstyle with a cute headscarf or wrap.
Keeping healthy hair in the colder months can be a challenging task but not an impossible one. By following a few tips and tricks to protect your locks this year, you can feel confident about your hairstyle all year long. Research what works best for your hair type and do some experimenting. Perfecting your hairstyle requires much trial and error, so be sure that you do not give up on your quest for a strong, healthy head of hair.