During the winter months, the elements can cause damage to our hair. It is time to start thinking about ways we can give it that bit extra protection to beat winter hair. Here are my five tips that will help you keep your beautiful locks this winter.
Trim them split
Having a light trim every 6-8 weeks keeps them split ends away, this is the best care your hair can receive during those winter months as split ends do not mend.
Keep washing to a minimum
Washing your hair too much can cause your hair to dry out, so washing 2-3 times a week is recommended. When washing your hair, over conditioning can lead to oily roots which means you will have to wash it more often. A good tip is to hold your hair in a ponytail, run the conditioner just through the tail, then rinse thoroughly.
Buy a good shampoo & conditioner
A cheap shampoo can leave the hair under cleansed and under prepared for conditioning, and a quality branded shampoo is just as good as a good conditioner. Try Tigi Bed Head Urban Antidotes Recovery Shampoo & Conditioner. It is an excellent product as it helps the moisture deprived hair, strengthening the hair and adds shine.
Treat your hair
During the winter, it is a good idea to treat your hair once a week with a deep conditioning treatment. When you’re going from the cold air outside the warm air inside, this can quickly pull moisture out of your hair. To give your hair that extra protection in the cold goes with a treatment that can help replenish and moisturise. I love Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment, as it is an organic plant-based blend and leaves the hair so soft, smooth and shiny.
Pull on a hat
As daft as it sounds, wearing a hat keeps your hair covered from the harsh weathers. But no one likes the dreaded ‘hat hair’ look that comes with it. The best way I found to avoid this is to use a smoothing product when blow drying as to prevent static and frizz. Try flipping your hair part to the other side before placing your hat on. Then when you take the hat off, flip it back to the usual side this will help keep the volume in the hair.
I hope these quick tips help keep your hair healthy this winter!
Feel free to share some of your tips to beat winter hair below as I’m always keen to hear new ideas and tricks.