With winter well and truly here, we’ve put together some handy tips for looking after your hair during the cold winter months.
Give Your Hair a Drink
The cold winter air will dry out your hair, so to keep it healthy you will need to replace that lost moisture. Even if your hair is normally in good condition you might find that in winter it will be dry and brittle, so it is worth considering switching to a moisturizing shampoo for the winter months.
Tip – for maximum moisture boost use a deep conditioning mask once a week to give your hair an intensive blast of moisture.
Get Your Hair Cut More Regularly
With the dry air, split ends can be an increasing problem in the winter, so it’s worth getting your hair trimmed more regularly than usual. If your usual time between hair cut appointments is 8 weeks, you might want to change the frequency to 6 weeks over the winter months to keep those split ends at bay.
Cover Your Hair
Protect your hair from the dry winter air and the cold wind with a hat or scarf. This will obviously help to keep you warm too, so has a double benefit!
Use A Heat Protection Spray Before Styling
Make sure to use a thermal protection spray before heat styling with hair straighteners to avoid damaging hair. Heat damaged hair is very brittle and particularly vulnerable in the cold winter air, so spritz in some heat protect spray every time you are using heat on your hair.
Tie Your Hair Up To Protect It From The Elements
If you are not wearing a hat then tie your hair up to protect it from the elements. A messy high bun is a great, on-trend look for the winter months which will keep your hair stylish and safe.
Don’t Wash Your Hair Too Often
Washing your hair too regularly will strip out moisture, so if you wash it daily then you should think about cutting down to just once a week for the winter months. Certainly, you should cut down on conditioner and perhaps only condition every second wash.
Make Sure Your Hair Is Dry Before Leaving The House
Our last tip is a very important one! If you leave the house with wet hair during the winter then there is a good chance it can freeze at the cuticle, which will cause it to break. Make sure your hair is completely dry before leaving the house in the morning.
So, that’s our top tips for looking after your hair during the cold winter months. Do you have any more tips you would like to share?