Unless you take some precautionary steps, the cooler months of winter can wreak havoc to your hair. Keep the following in mind and your hair will stay happy and healthy this holiday season:
Choose the right products. You don’t wear tank tops in the winter, right? Like clothes, hair products can also be seasonal—something that would normally be too heavy for your hair in the summer may be just perfect for it in the winter. Opt for a hydrating shampoo and conditioner, like Healthy Sexy Hair Pumpkin Rehydrating Shampoo and Conditioner.
Deep condition once a week. This will help undo any heat damage, and add shine and softness. Even if your hair is feeling really brittle, try to not do it more than every seven days, as as this will cause protein build up. Rejuvenate your strands by simply skipping your normal conditioner and using a deep conditioner. Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask is a popular, well-liked choice.
Lock in moisture with a serum. A good serum will also add shine, create softness, and tame flyaways, all without weighing down your hair. I suggest One n’ Only Argan Oil, which smells fantastic and also makes your skin incredibly soft!
Protect against damage. Many people use their flatiron at its highest setting, not realizing that it works just as well at half that temperature. Also make sure to always use thermal protection, like Paul Mitchell Heat Seal Spray. And avoid going out in the cold with wet hair! That’s just begging for hair damage.
Wash your hair every other day. Okay, I know some of your are cringing at this, but daily washing strips your hair of essential oils that provide your hair nourishment. Use a dry shampoo, like Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Extract, to soak up extra oil between washes and to add extra body.