If you live in an area where winter exists, then you know how chilly the weather can be. Time to get your usual winter getup and prepare your home to be warm and cozy as early as now. But don’t forget to prepare your skin and hair for the upcoming chilly season.
For one thing, the extreme cold conditions can wreak havoc on your hair. It can cause hair problems like frizziness, dryness, and static. Basically, you will be experiencing a lot of bad hair days in the winter season. So, it can be a good idea to go to your trusted hair salons and make sure to pamper your hair in time for winter.
Constant exposure to heated indoors and cold weather (and vice versa) can make the hair feel and look unpleasant during this time. But the question is how you are going to take care of your hair from the harsh cold winter elements?
Starts in the shower
Haircare this coming winter season (or any season for that matter) starts in the bathroom. This includes using the right kind of shampoo and conditioner suitable for your hair type and texture. The same applies when you are wearing human hair extensions, Balayage hair highlights, or any other hair treatments.
Do not use hot water when showering.
Having hot baths is surely relaxing during the cold winter days. However, hot water can be detrimental to your hair health and make it dry and frizzy. Instead of using hot water, you can use lukewarm and then use cold water upon rising.
Shampoo your hair less often.
It is better to shampoo every other day or every two days weekly so that your hair’s natural oils won’t dry out and make your hair prone to damage. If you have an oily scalp, you can rinse your scalp and roots and less shampoo on your hair strands. Make sure that the shampoo is free from sulfates and alcohol and any ingredient with “-cone” with it.
Less shampoo, more conditioner.
This is important especially in the coming winter season as your hair will need more moisture. Make sure to smother a good amount of conditioner on your hair especially after shampoo. Slick on leave-in formula or serum to maintain hair moisture. There are also hair salons and hair salons specializing in the color that offer in-house hair care products.
Wearing the right clothes
Did you know that your clothes can also affect your hair texture during the winter season? Hair can rub on clothes and cause static on your hair and making it frizzy. You can do these to protect your hair especially this coming winter.
Do not wear turtlenecks as much as possible.
Turtlenecks are popular winter outfits as it is cozy and warm to wear during this season. But it is better not to wear these if you have long hair. Or if you cannot help but wear turtlenecks, you can tie your hair in a ponytail instead. Avoid brushing your hair often too as it can also dry out your hair.
Use fabric softener on clothes.
Using fabric softener on your winter clothes will lessen the risk of static rubbing on your hair. Aside from clothes, you should also use fabric softener on your hats, scarves, and other fabric made of acrylics or wools.
Use a scarf or hat.
Make sure to use a scarf made of silk to prevent static. Wool and cotton can cause static and make your hair look frizzy and stick out in weird places. Aside from scarves, you can wear a hat instead. Wrap your hair with a scarf then put on the hat.
Nurturing hair and other tips
Haircare and maintenance do not only rely on using the right hair products. It is also about having a healthy lifestyle.
Consider using homemade hair products.
There are a lot of homemade recipes made to improve your hair health. These homemade hair treatments are way cheaper and you can buy in your nearest supermarkets.
Go easy on combing/brushing.
Use a brush with boar bristles instead of metals and plastic. You can also add some olive oil to your brush or comb for a tangle-free combing/brushing.
Winter is just around the corner. You should be prepared for it, including your home and yes, your hair. You can try Brazilian keratin straightening treatment for your hair. Regardless, you should not forget to be nice to your hair no matter the season is. For your hair care needs, you can go to a hair salon that offers keratin treatment by a hairstylist in Rockville.