In the winter, we subject our skin to the freezing cold temperatures outside, along with the central heating on inside, our skin can become dry, flaky and irritated as the moisture is stripped. The same thing can happen to our hair because of those same factors, so it’s important to know how to protect your hair this winter.
These tips are easy to incorporate into your daily routine to help prevent your hair from becoming static, split ends and even a tight, itchy scalp.
- Lower the water temperature when you shower.
This is easier said than done when you’re really cold and want to warm up by having a steaming hot shower. Using water that’s too hot can strip the moisture from your hair, making it more prone to breaking and damage. It can also have a negative effect on your scalp, causing it to become itchy and flaky too. Turning down the water temperature a bit can help your hair
- Feed your body for better hair health
Eating a well balanced diet is another way to look after your hair in the winter and all year round. If you think that you need to increase your intake of healthy fats and vitamins A, C and E, incorporate Hush & Hush DeeplyRooted into your daily routine. This supplement encourages the hair to grow thicker, longer, stronger and more voluminous, thanks to the polypeptide complex and hair health complex.
- Limit heat exposure on your hair
When your hair is already feeling the effects of the winter, adding heat into the mix can amplify the issue, sucking even more moisture out of it. When possible, air dry your hair and experiment with different heatless styles. If you do need to use heat on your hair, use a lower temperature setting on your hair tool and be sure to use a heat protectant on your hair.
- Wear a hat
Not only do hats keep your head warm, and protect your hair in the winter, but they hide those bad hair days too! Keeping your hair covered by your favourite hat means that it’s not being exposed to the cold air and winter weather that can dry your hair out. For extra protection, add a hair oil to your locks before putting on your hat to go outside.
- Moisture, moisture, moisture
As the winter elements can dry your hair out, leaving it prone to breaking and damage, it’s vital to add lost moisture back into your hair. Add a weekly leave-in conditioner to your hair routine for an extra boost of hydration. During the week, when washing, use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner too. You might even want to replace your regular conditioner for a leave-in conditioner. For even more of a boost, use hair masks and oils to help nourish your hair even more.