Cold Weather & Hair Problems
| Gorgeous, smooth hair doesn’t have to be saved for the warmer months. You can have healthy shiny hair all year long with these winter hair saving tips. Winter doesn’t just bring snow and cold temperatures — it also brings a new set of hair havocs. Dry air, blowing snow, wind, static, and indoor heat can all cause your hair to misbehave, look dull and downright lousy. But to make sure your hair doesn’t suffer throughout the cold months.
The culprit: Wind
That cold winter can whip your hair around into a tangled mess, undoing your polished and shiny look you had before you went outside.
The fix: Top your locks off with a stylish hat for the ultimate way to keep the wind at bay. Using a leave-in conditioner after each wash to build stronger hair and help keep tangles away.
The culprit: Static
You get to the office, remove you slinky silk Hermes scarf and all of a sudden you have a halo of static hair around your face.
The fix: Nix your summer hair conditioner for dehydrated hair. Static is the lack of moisture in your hair. You’ll have less static in your hair the more you condition it, so also use a leave-in conditioner in a spray or a cream to keep your hair from getting dry.
The culprit: Breakage
Your normally lustrous locks seem fragile and break whenever a hair elastic comes near.
The fix: Never, ever go outside with your hair wet or damp! You can freeze the hair and it becomes very easy to break, even on healthy, strong hair. To help boost your hair’s strength, try a deep conditioning treatment once a week that is rich in protein to help prevent damage. Put it on just washed hair and wrap you head in a towel or shower cap and leave it on for 20 minutes. And be sure to get your regular 8-week trim — even if you’re growing it out — to keep the ends soft and healthy and your hair style fresh.
The culprit: Indoor heat
What happened to your shiny summer tresses? Indoor heat can leave your hair looking dull and dry and your colour looking flat.
The fix: Think of your hair just like your skin in the winter months. The cold outside and the indoor heat can make your skin dry and it does the same to your hair. Pump up your conditioning and steer clear of excess heat styling as much as possible and use coloured specific shampoos and conditioners to keep your hair healthy. Also look for moisturizing shampoos versus volumizing. Volumizing shampoos have a slight drying agent that can make your hair even more dry.