The winter months are slowly approaching and with them come the cheerful holidays, making snow angels and snowmen in the backyard. However, as much as you would like to take advantage of the falling snow to make your yard more interesting to look at, the cold, biting wind can damage your exposed hair.
Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to maintain beautiful hair in spite of the winter elements and these are:
Cover your hair with a hat. One of the simplest tricks that you can do to protect your hair against the wind is to wear a hat. That warm beanie will ensure that your hair won’t get exposed too much. There is a downside to this though and that is having hat hair. The best way to prevent this is to wrap a scarf around your head before you wear a hat. This will keep your hair tamed once you remove your hat.
Fight frizz with proper combing. Frizzy hair is not unusual come winter because there is too much static going on around you coming from your sweater, scarves, and even the beanie that you’re always wearing. The best way to tame frizz is to use a vented brush that is a combination of boar bristles and plastic. Don’t use hot water when taking a bath or shower as the heat can dry your hair further. Lukewarm water is best. Finish your hair care by applying deep conditioner.
Reduce number of times you wash your hair. If you frequently wash your hair during the summer months, in the winter, it is better that you reduce it to two to three times in a week. This way, your hair won’t dry too much. Take note that you need to dry your hair properly before stepping out because the combination of wet hair and cold winds not only will give you a cold but it can also make your hair brittle and prone to damage.
Use olive oil. Another hair care tip that is perfect for winter is to use warm olive oil. You need to warm two teaspoons of olive oil then massage gently onto your scalp. This will help the oil penetrate your scalp better. What’s great about using warm olive oil is that it can give your hair a beautiful shine while at the same time, prevent frizz from occurring. It can also prevent hair breakage as well as dandruff.
Humidifier can help. Did you know that having a humidifier at home especially during the winter can keep your hair looking good? Yes, you’re probably thinking that the humidifier can actually make your hair dryer and with more frizz but since the air in your home is already dry during the winter, the humidifier can prevent your skin as well as your hair from becoming dry.
Always dry your hair. Another important trick to maintaining beautiful hair during the winter is to make sure that it is completely dry before you tie it or before you go out. Keep in mind that when your hair is not dry when you style it or go out in the cold, you are leaving it exposed to various elements that can damage your hair.
With these tips in mind, you don’t have to worry about how your hair looks like whenever you go out in the cold. After all, there are quite a number of ways in which you can protect your hair against the winter elements so you can still keep that beautiful mane of yours.