If you live in a place where winter exists, you know the adverse effects this weather has on your hair and having the colder seasons around the corner,
you must be getting worried about how to maintain your tresses so that they don’t lose their shine and luster.
Read this article carefully because here we have discussed the top must-try tips to adopt in the colder seasons so that your manes remain healthy with full of life and shine.
1. Clean Your Manes Regularly
Even though it’s not summer and your hair and scalp don’t pick up as much sweat, dirt and debris, it’s still advisable to clean them on a regular basis to maintain super healthy locks of hair. The small amount of dirt that is accumulated in the scalp has the potential to block the oil ducts making your scalp even drier and flakier (during the colder months your scalp is already dry and brittle because of lack of moisture in the surrounding) and more prone to breakage.
To get rid of the dirt from your manes, we would suggest you to wash them twice a week with a sulfate-free shampoo (we prefer the Moroccan Oil Hydrating Shampoo) and for the rest of the days, you can try co-washing with a hydrating conditioner to make sure that hair is super clean without stripping off any excess moisture and nourishment.
On the other hand, as the weather is cold, you might not want to wash them regularly but still want to enjoy a head full of refreshed manes with added volume; and in this case, you can always rely on a dry shampoo because a dry shampoo like the John Frieda Luxurious Volume, Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo cleans all the dirt from the manes giving them a very fresh and voluminous outlook.
2. Keep Your Hair and Scalp Super Hydrated
This winter season, when the environment is dry and brittle, you must keep your hair and scalp super hydrated and nourished so that they don’t suffer from dryness and looks as healthy as they were in the summer. In order to keep the tresses well-moisturized, start off by putting on a hydrating conditioner (such as the Pureology Hydrate Moisturizing Conditioner) after every hair wash. Also, don’t forget to treat them with a deep conditioning treatment to not only show your hair and scalp some extra care but at the same time also reverse the damaging effects of dryness and provide them with lots of nutrients and nourishment to remain healthy in the damaging cold seasons.
3. Style Less Often
Winter is the season of parties and events and this party season, it’s natural that you would want to deck up your hair with different styles to look every bit of a fashionista. But hair experts suggest limiting the usage of heat styling tools (curling iron, flat iron) on your precious manes because these tools can potentially strip of moisture and nourishment from your already suffering tresses (because of the cold weather)and make them even drier, more damaged and incredibly prone to breakage.
If heat styling is extremely necessary, then we would recommend you trying out a Keratin Flat iron like the La-Brasiliana Flat Iron because the keratin feature in this flat iron transfers micro-conditioners in the hair strands during the straightening or curling process without any oil residue and makes sure that your tresses are safely styled with a dazzling shine and extreme smoothness.
Also, don’t forget to apply a handful of heat protectant on your manes (we prefer the HSI PROFESSIONAL Argan Oil Heat Protector) before you use any heat styling tool because the protectant ensures that your tresses are safe by minimizing the several damaging effects of the high heat.
4. Skip Hot Water to Wash the Hair
Even though it might be super tempting in the colder months to turn the water temperature up and get a super relaxing hot bath, we would strictly prohibit to use hot water to wash your hair locks; that is because hot can strip off moisture and nourishment from your already vulnerable manes making them dry and also damage the sensitive skin of the scalp. Instead, wash your tresses with cold or lukewarm water to keep the moisture level intact and make sure that your tresses are healthy as well as super gorgeous this holiday season.
5. Don’t Keep Your Hair Wet
During this colder season, never keep your manes wet, especially when you are going out. Take the extra time and effort to blow dry your hair as wet tresses are more vulnerable to damage than dried ones. When you step outside with dripping wet hair strands in the winter season, the chilly weather can freeze the hair strands leading them to severe breakage and damage.
Also, as it is already chilly outside, leaving your manes wet for a long time can potentially make you catch a cold and fall sick.
To avoid the above situations, it’s always advisable that you use an excellent hairdryer (we would recommend the Remington D3190 Damage Protection Hair Dryer) this winter to dry your manes completely and flaunt them fearlessly.
6. Opt for Silk
A hat or cap is a must-have accessory in the winter months; this fashion accessory not only adds dimension to your overall outlook but at the same time also saves you from the chilly winds and the freezing weather. But do you now that woolen hats and scarves can cause friction with your manes and make them super frizzy? The wool also soaks up the moisture and natural oils from the hair and scalp making them dry and brittle which then leads to excessive damage.
Hair experts and enthusiasts recommend using a hat silk lining or wrapping all your hair in a silk scarf before putting on the hat so that there is no friction and the silk can preserve the hydration and protect your manes from any damage.