Winter weather is officially upon us and that means it’s time to adjust our winter hair care routine.
The combination of cold outside air, rough head coverings and dry indoor heat can wreak havoc on your precious locks resulting in unfortunate breakage and unsightly split ends.
But, you don’t have to be a victim!
Add these tips and tricks to your winter hair care routine and you’ll be back to hair goals in no time!
Winter Hair Care Routine: 5 Things You Must Do for Healthy Hair This Winter
It seems counterintuitive but adding water to your hair when you wash can cause your scalp and strands to experience dryness, especially in the winter months.
Cut back on shampooing your hair if possible in the winter and be sure to moisturize your scalp by using oils and conditioners that provide added moisture. For those really struggling with dryness, consider adding a weekly moisturizing treatment or mask to your winter hair care routine help restore moisture lost in the dry, indoor air.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
The truth is, it’s always best to hydrate from the inside out.
Drink plenty of water to ensure your hair and skin, including your scalp, stay as hydrated as possible.
Pro tip: Not a huge fan of drinking water? Water-rich fruits and veggies are natural hydrators. Add your favorites to your diet daily and you’ll be able to keep your hydration up more easily while also getting a nutrient boost in the process!
Don’t Go Out Wet
Mom was right about this one!
Drying off completely may not stave off illness entirely, but it does help protect your hair against breakage.
Wet hair can be easily damaged in the ultra cold temps we may experience in the winter months, so it’s best not to leave home before your locks are totally dry.
Splurge on Your Winter Hat
Your cute winter hat may be totally adorable, but it also has the potential to damage your hair.
Wool and cotton can be harsh for long wear on your head and can cause unsightly split ends to happen.
Snap up a satin or silk lined hat or consider DIYing it by adding a liner of your own to something you already own.
Avoid the Heat
Overusing heat on your strands is never recommended, but it’s especially important during the winter months when they can cause additional drying on already moisture stripped hair.
Even super-hot water can lead to additional dryness and should be forgone in favor of a cooler temp.
Finding a natural, heatless style that you can adapt into your winter hair care routine will definitely benefit your hair, especially during the colder months.
Does your hair need a pick me up this winter?
Schedule an appointment with a stylist at Noir et Blanc to help keep your hair in tip top shape no matter the weather.