The Ultimate Guide: Winter Hair Care

The Ultimate Guide: Winter Hair Care

 

Bundle up ladies, it is getting pretty cold out there! Winter is basically around the corner and now is the time to start preparing for it. It is no secret that the winter season requires a change in our daily routines. With natural elements such as snow, freezing rain, and cold winds in the mix, we endure a lot of damage during the winter. This is especially true in the beauty department, and I'm not just talking about skin. 

Our hair really gets the short end of the stick in the winter. That is why it is vital that we prepare for the weather and take precautions to prevent severe damage to our hair. Cold air and indoor heat will cause hair to become dry and brittle and eventually split and break off. Without proper care, you can turn into a dry frizzy mess.

Do not let winter dehydrate and damage your hair. Here is the Ultimate Guide for Winter Hair Care for all hair types.

Learn to love hats and line them in silk...

Hats are extremely beneficial in the winter because they protect your hair from the winter elements. The con of only wearing a hat though is the fact that the cotton material can cause breakage. Try purchasing a hat that has silk or satin lined inside, or simply make your own. The silk or satin will protect your hair from unnecessary breakage.

Deep condition and treat...

Step your deep condition days up to once a week and incorporate an oil treatment. This will basically infuse your strands with moisture and elasticity to help protect against the damage and heal any minimal damage that has been done. Strengthen up your strands with a protein treatment as needed.

Frequent moisturizing...

Make sure your hair is always moisturized. You can do this by spritzing your hair with water and leave-in conditioner at night and follow it up with a light to heavy oil, depending upon your hair texture. 

Limit heat products used...

Save your hair the extra stress and damage by skipping out on the heat products. If your hair is experiencing dryness from the weather, you can further damage it by adding heat. Use a very good heat protectant if you must use heat products.

Avoid wash and go styles...

Besides the obvious reason of catching a cold, wearing wet hair in the winter could cause your strands to freeze and snap off. Allow time for your hair to dry before stepping out in the winter air.

Protective styling...

The goal of protective styles are to keep your hair safe from breakage. Protective styles are vital all year, but most recommended during the summer and winter due to the harsh elements. Here are a few of our favorite protective styles:

For Naturals:

Follow a NUTRITIOUS diet and drink plenty of water...

Strengthen your hair from the inside out by following a nutrient-packed diet. It is a necessity to feed your hair properly. Our hair is made up of 97% protein so you want to make sure you're eating protein rich foods and taking the right vitamins to fight against damage. Drinking plenty of water will hydrate your hair from the inside. Check out this post here to get a detailed list of the foods and vitamins you should be in-taking for your hair.

Maintain ends with trims, moisture, and sealing...

During this time of the year, it is very important to pay close attention to the ends of your hair. The ends of your hair will show damage first. Make sure you dust away split ends, keep them moisturized, and seal them frequently with oil so they are protected.

handle hair with care...

Imagine that your hair was a baby. You have to handle it with love and care. You also have to protect it. Be very gentle when styling your hair this winter to minimize breakage. Try to keep your hands out of your hair and avoid a lot of manipulation. If you plan to color this season, increase your care routines with your hair. If you love your hair, it will love you back.


Be kind to your hair this season and avoid the winter hair blues. If you have any hair tips to add to the list, please comment below. 

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Until next time love bugs...