Winter hair care can be a complicated issue, but luckily there are some preventive measures you can take over the colder months to ensure your hair stays fabulous
Bringing with it cold wind, rain, dry air-conditioning, frosty mornings and environmental allergens, winter can mean our hair takes a hit in many ways that can make your beauty routine pretty challenging.
Be sure you know what things to do for flawless hair this winter so you can keep your lovely locks in good condition, and stay looking great all winter long!
One of the best things to do for flawless hair is protect it, winter time or not. Protecting your hair is just like protecting your skin. It prevents further damage later and will help ensure your hair stays healthy all winter long. To protect your hair, apply leave in conditioner cream or spray that will help hydrate and protect in the winter. Believe it or not, sun can damage your hair just as much in the winter as in the summer, and the colder conditions can make damage worse. By keeping a protective barrier to the hair you help expose your hair to less damage all winter long.
Even if you think you don’t need a conditioner, I can promise you that you do. Be sure you condition your hair properly by applying it in the shower after you wash, and if your hair is dry, apply a mask and a leave-in treatment too. This will help keep your hair from breaking and will help prevent split ends as well.
PIN IT UP
A great way to protect your hair from the weather is to pin it up loosely either for work or for general activities. Even if you’re not in the outside conditions a long time, your hair may still take a hit from short exposures to changing climates outside and in. By pinning it up, you're protecting the most delicate parts of your hair, which are your ends, from the environment and keeping them safely tucked away. Cute chignons, braids buns, or loose ponies all pinned up will work.
CAREFUL WHEN COMBING
You should be sure to do this all year round, but especially in winter when hair is naturally drier and prone to more damage. The drier your hair is, the more susceptible it is to tears, split ends, breakage, and overall dullness. By combing it properly with a detangling brush, you can help your hair’s ends avoid damage and tangles. I always advise using a detangling brush and leave in treatment before drying. This helps to keep tangles from turning into tears!
Another great tip for preventing damage that takes away from flawless hair is to use moisture masks. These are great to apply after you shower, or before, so long as they set on your hair for at least 15-120 minutes. Remember, the more you pamper your hair, the lovelier it will look!
AVOID STYLING IRON OVERLOAD
I know you probably love your flat iron as much as we all do, but try to put it away for the winter season, or just give it a few vacation breaks! Doing so can help less damage accumulate on your hair strands, and also help you avoid pulling, tugging, and applying high heat to your hair. The less high heat and pulling all winter long, the better. Always always always use a heat protector to prevent any risk of 'burning' the hair
I’d also suggest having a stylish piece of outerwear to put on your hair whenever you head outdoors. Whether that be a cute beanie, fashion hat, beret, or your choice of outerwear, try one this year to give your hair further protection. This will help give you flawless hair and keep your strands from as much damage as possible.
Flawless hair seems like something most of us only dream about, but it doesn’t have to be. By protecting your hair, pampering it, and avoiding damage as much as possible, flawless hair becomes a completely reachable goal. What’s your best tip for achieving great winter #hair?