Winter Hair Care: 5 Tips To Keeping Your Hair Healthy
Maintaining healthy hair can be hard work, especially during the harsh, winter months. Cold hair seems to swirl in, dry out hair, weaken strands and, ultimately, cause breakage. And what's worse then trying to be fly for the holiday season while struggling with dead ends? Luckily for those of you having a tough time protecting your mane as it gets colder, we've come up with five tips that will help your hair survive the elements.
This is the golden rule to healthy hair, and even moreso when it's cold. Locking in that moisture consistently is what will keep your hair shiny, healthy and strong at all times. Wash and condition (or deep condition) your hair once a week. Bonus: Rinse your hair with cold water.
We love our flat irons, blow dryers, curling irons and hot combs, but these tools can be our worst enemies during a chill. Heat, as we all know, dries out our hair causing the breakage we gasp at. Even when using the protective sprays, cutting back on applying heat to your hair can make a hell of a difference.
Believe it or not, every time you touch your hair (or someone gets Bieber happy), you rob your hair of the moisture it needs to survive in the cold fronts. Once styled, keep your fingers away from your hair and just let it do its thing.
We're referring to those stylish hats and scarves that you tuck away during the summer season. Pull them back out and rock them with any layered 'fit. They will shield your tresses from the brisk cold, snowy days and all other elements that are like kryptonite to the mane.
Don't try to do too much to your hair. Again, manipulating it too often can easily destroy the strength of your hair. Go with braids, buns or loose curls!