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Winter brings with it plenty of great things but it can also cause plenty of problems when it comes to your beauty regime. We all know how cold weather can damage our skin, and our hair is also prone to getting frazzled due to the drop in temperatures and everything that comes with that. There’s no need to worry though, simply applying my hair care tips for healthy hair will help you fight back the winter cold. Let’s take a look at how to do it.
Protect against harsh weather
Harsh winds, rain and freezing temperatures can play havoc with your hair, so you need to protect it. Whether you go for a funky hat or sleek scarf, just make sure that it’s not so tight that it’s restricting the blood flow to your scalp! As much as I love a cool winter accessory, wearing something on your head does bring the risk of static and frizziness. You can combat that easily though, with a combination of a vented hairbrush and leave-in conditioner to keep your locks smooth.
Be careful of over-shampooing
One of the best hair care tips to keep your hair in top shape year-round is to go easy on the shampoo. This is especially true when the impact of the harsher winter weather and dryness of indoor heating work together to cause your hair to go a little ragged. Too much shampoo will wash away the natural oils on your scalp and create even more dryness. Stick to shampooing a maximum of twice a week – the other days you can just rinse with warm water or use a dry shampoo.
Keep things moist
I’ve already mentioned the risks of static and dryness, which can both leave your hair frazzled, and mentioned the need for deep conditioning, and here’s why. As your hair gets stressed it needs a boost, which you can give it by applying hair oils and conditioning packs once a week. After shampooing, smooth the conditioner onto your hair and pay particularly close attention to the tips. Leave in for a few minutes and then rinse with cool water, leaving your hair completely refreshed.
Have regular trims
Regular trims are always a good idea when it comes to keeping your hair healthy all year round, but the last thing you want to do is leave split ends to get worse in winter. A good rule of thumb is to get those ends clipped off every two to three months if you’ve got long hair, or one to two if your hair length is short or medium length.
Watch the heat
There’s nothing I love more than to hop into a hot shower or bath when I get in from the cold, but I know I’ve got to be careful with heat on my hair. That means using cooler water when I’m washing it, otherwise my scalp can get dry. This is also a good time to lay off your straighteners and hairdryer – I’m not saying don’t use them at all, just use them less often and turn down the temperature on your dryer. Excessive heat is only going to lead to damage, so it’s best to be careful.
Give these winter hair care tips a try and looking after your locks will become so much easier.
I hope you enjoyed this guest post written by Joana from Mavens of London. Thank you Joana for providing these great tips!
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