Last week I gave you some tips for keeping your skin healthy through these winter months. This week we are moving onto hair care! Because our locks need some love too.
Stop washing your hair
With the wind, rain and snow our hair takes a beating and can become pretty greasy. This makes it very tempting to repeatedly wash it. But washing your hair strips it of its natural oils and can cause it to become fizzy and damaged. Washing your hair as little as possible will keep the natural oils in your hair and help protect it. To combat the grease, invest in a dry shampoo, one of my personal favourites is the Bastiste range.
Luke warm water
When washing your hair try not to over do it with the heat. Our hair is very delicate and the hot water causes the follicles to become damaged, especially over time. Wash your hair with luke warm water to keep your hair silky smooth.
Dry your hair
Your hair is at its most vulnerable when it is wet. Always blow dry your hair on its coldest setting to help protect it from heat damage as well as wear and tear.
Applying argan oil on a daily basis will keep your hair moisturised and protect it from the elements. Although you should avoid using heat on your hair through the winter, if you must use heat, be sure to apply a heat protectant and argan oil before and after styling.
As well as using argan oil, use a deep conditioner once a week to replenish the moisture in your hair. Applying it generously over the hair, concentrating on the ends, leave it between 15 and 30 minutes and then rise with warm water. These conditioners can be found in stores or you can make your own. Check out my post on HAIR MASKS.
During the winter months we tend to keep our heating on a lot more. The heating dries out the air and is damaging to both our skin and our hair. Investing in a humidifier will not only help your hair and skin it will also benefit your health and prevent winter colds.
Keep your hair covered.
If you’re outside for a long period of time, be sure to keep your hair covered with a hat or a scarf. This will protect it from the elements and avoid the traditional winter frizz!
I hope these tips help you keep your hair in great condition this winter. What do you enjoy most about winter? Let me know in the comments below or on twitter, just follow the bird below.