Winter is a tough season for hair health as weather conditions are prime for hair to become dry and brittle, which leads to lackluster hair at risk of breaking! With great tips and healthy products, you can help your hair retain moisture and stay healthy this winter! Read our tips below on how to combat dryness and help your hair hold its moisture.
Use A Humidifier
Indoor heating causes the air in your home to become dry, thus pulling moisture out of your hair. Snag yourself a humidifier that will expel moisture into the air, and back into your hair! Your luscious locks with thank you!
Lower the water temperature
When the weather is freezing, a hot shower sounds like a dream. Unfortunately, hot water can remove the moisture from your hair, making it brittle and more vulnerable to breaking. It is best to wash with lukewarm water and follow with a cool rinse instead!
Don’t Leave the House With Wet Hair
Wet hair is more vulnerable to damage than dry hair. Cold temperatures can cause hair to freeze and break. While air drying is best for your hair, it is better to blow dry your hair than to go outdoors with wet hair.
A lightweight leave-in formula with argon oil can instantly revitalize dry, damaged hair. Restore moisture with an organic and professional oil treatment, like our favorite, Loma Beauty’s Nourishing Oil Treatment.
Deep Condition Once a Week
Moisturizing is key for winter hair care. Applying leave-in conditioner weekly will replenish moisture, reduce static, and combat the effects of hot styling tools, indoor heating, and winter winds. For professional deep conditioning, book an appointment with one of our experienced staff. Our deep conditioning treatment will keep your hair smooth and beautiful this winter.
Avoid Frequent Washes
Over-washing will strip hair of natural oils that help keep hair moisturized and protected. A professional-grade shampoo and conditioner works best to protect your hair. We recommend Eufora’s Hydrating shampoo and conditioner to replenish dry hair and lock in moisture.
Cover Your Hair
Hair gets stressed when exposed to cold, dry wind and snow. Be sure to cover your hair with a hat or scarf. You can line your hat with silk or satin cloth to prevent fraction and static.
Switch to Microfiber Towels
Drying your hair with a cotton towel can create tangles and frizz. Microfiber towels are gentle on your hair, help to reduce friction, and absorb more water than cotton towels. Investing in a good microfiber towel can also cut down on hair drying time.
The dry, cool winter air causes hair to break and creates split ends. Friction caused by hats and scarves put additional strain on the hair. To prevent this, trim every four to eight weeks. Make an appointment with your stylist at Pure Elements to keep your hair looking fresh and to remove dry split ends.
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
Don’t let winter dry out your hair! Make the switch to organic hair care and give our experienced and licensed stylists a call to schedule an appointment or to learn more (518) 608-5405!