It’s important to take care of your hair all year round, but you can’t just stick to the same routines during every season and expect good results – the truth is that you’ll need to do different things to your hair in winter compared to summer if you want it to look great, and it’s this secret that, once you know it, makes taking care of your hair so much easier. With that in mind, read on to find out how to look after your hair in winter so you can look your best all year round.
One of the most important things to do during the winter is to prevent exposure – meaning you need to protect your hair from the elements when you go outside. That’s because the cold can dry out your hair and make it brittle, so it will break a lot more easily and you’ll find you lose a lot more of it when you brush your hair (or even just run your hand through your hair). Of course, hair loss isn’t always down to the weather, and if it’s something else, it’s definitely worth speaking to the experts at hshairclinic.co.uk for some advice.
However, if it’s down to the change in temperature, there are a few things you can do yourself. Firstly, make sure you wear your hair in a protective style, like a low bun or a braid that can be tucked under a hat, for example. Also, try to stay away from synthetic fabrics when you’re choosing the ideal winter hat because they create static, which leads to more breakage.
Avoid Hot Water
We just said that you need to avoid cold temperatures as much as possible if you want to protect your hair, but something else to remember is that you also need to avoid hot temperatures – at least in terms of the water in your shower.
As great as it feels to step into a hot shower when it’s chilly outside, that could be a terrible thing to do for your hair, as it will remove all the moisture and leave it dry and brittle. The best thing to do is to cool the water down so it’s lukewarm or, if that sounds unpleasant, enjoy your hot bath or shower, but when it comes to your hair, that’s when you can add the cold water – that way, you get the best of both worlds.
Take Time Between Washes
Shampoo strips your hair of its natural oils, so although your hair might be clean, it will also be unhealthy and dry. On top of this, you’ll essentially be leaving your hair unprotected because those oils keep it safe.
That’s why it’s so important to take your time between washes, and don’t shampoo your hair as often as you might usually do. Winter is a great time to do this because you can hide a bad hair day under a hat as mentioned above, and that gives your hair the time it needs to get healthy again. When you do wash your hair, make sure the shampoo is as mild as possible and is sulfate-free so your hair stays moisturized and your scalp stays healthy.