Dry winter hair: treatments and products to protect your locks this season
The effects of harsh weather and indoor heating can really dry out your hair in winter. However, there is plenty you can do to protect your locks. If you like the sound of keeping your hair in tip top condition during the colder season, check out these top hair care tips and click here for even more advice.
Keep it in good condition
During the winter your hair needs all the moisture it can get, and one of the best hair care tips is to use a conditioner every time you wash. It’s important to apply conditioner from the middle of your hair right to the tips, paying particularly close attention to the ends, as this is where your hair can be at its driest. Leave the conditioner to do its work for a few minutes before rinsing, ideally with lukewarm or even cool water to seal the moisture in.
Essential oil deep conditioning
Sticking with conditioner, applying a deep conditioning treatment once a week is going to help keep your hair moist. Look for products that contain essential oils such as baobab immortelle or argan oil and your hair will definitely benefit. Amino Acids like Arginine and Lysine help to repair hair also. You could take a few drops of essential oils and mix them with carrier oils like virgin oil to create your own hair mask. The best way to do it is to rub the oil mix between your palms and then rub all over the hair, right down to the roots. Leave for around 15 minutes and then thoroughly rinse with cool or lukewarm water.
Book a trim
As we’ve already mentioned, the tips of your hair are most susceptible to dryness and splitting in winter. The good news is that when you know that this could be a problem you can take matters into your own hands… well, the hands of your hairdresser, to be precise! Book in for regular trims to get rid of those split ends. Your hairstylist will also be able to recommend salon products, treatments and give you plenty of other hair care tips that’ll not only look after your locks in winter but all year round too.
There are a number of food sources you can use to help boost moisture levels and prevent breakage in winter too. One way is to attack dry and frizzy hair with raw honey. Simply remove tangles with a wide tooth comb, apply the honey from root to tip and then cover for half an hour before rinsing. The honey will seal in moisture and leave your hair shiny. Mashed avocado can also protect your hair from the effects of dry, cold weather. Mix it with a raw egg and apply to your locks. Your hair will soak up the combination of essential fatty acids and vitamins, and it’ll look and feel fab after rinsing.
Supplement your diet
When we think about protecting dry hair we often think about specific hair products; however, there are other things you can add to your shopping list. Foods like oily fish, leafy veg and nuts are full of nutrients like Omega 3 and antioxidants, both of which can play a huge role in keeping your hair healthy. If you’re struggling to get them into your diet, consider purchasing supplements that are high in nutrients like these.
These hair care tips are really going to help keep your hair moist and luscious this winter.
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