Over the last few days, we have definitely noticed a cold snap in the air, and although we are now well into 2019, it feels like winter has just arrived. In this cold weather our hair can be very prone to damage, so we have put together some top tips for winter hair care!
Keep It Cooler
While a really hot shower may feel like the best way to warm up, it will dehydrate your skin and hair so try and turn down the heat and have a slightly cooler shower. It will be good for your skin too.
In the colder weather you should be washing your hair with shampoo 2-3 times a week to prevent your hair from drying out too much. Make sure you use shampoo regularly, but not too often.
Oil Your Hair
Your scalp will be drier in the colder months, so use hair oils to reduce the risk of dandruff and scalp irritation. Oil is great for your hair as it will keep your scalp moisturised.
Double the Conditioner
We are always telling clients about the importance of conditioning their hair after shampoo. However, in winter conditioning your hair is even more important. A leave in conditioner after washing your hair is highly recommended during winter months.
Dry Your Hair
While a blow dryer may be the best tool to hand when you want to style your hair, we would recommend that you make sure you treat you hair really carefully in the cold weather as heat tools can dry out your hair and scalp.
Dry With Air
If you have the time, then try and dry your hair naturally whenever possible. Allowing your hair to air dry is much better for it then dryers and irons. Remember though, going outside into cold weather with wet hair can cause your hair to freeze and break, so make sure it is dry when you leave the house.
Every year our hairdressers in Sawtry see the damage that the winter weather can do to the ends, making the hair dry and brittle. Make sure you book regular hair appointments in Sawtry to trim your hair. This will help keep your hair in a good condition and reduce the risk of split ends.
Have you got any top winter hair care tips you would like to share with our readers?