It’s winter! Okay not yet, but I can see my breath when I breathe outside, so it’s pretty much winter to me! As fall rolls through, the days get chillier and chillier. We all have a cold weather routine: throw on a scarf, bring out the Uggs, zip up that parka. But what about your hair? It’s equally important to have a cold weather routine for your hair to keep it healthy and beautiful!
Here are a few important tips to keep in mind as the weather gets colder:
1. Trim Trim Trim!
Even if you don’t need need a full on hair cut, most hair dressers say it’s important to get a trim every 6-12 weeks depending on your hair length. Trims keep your hair healthy looking and prevent hair from damage like splitting.
2. Tools & Protection.
Limiting your use of heat tools is the best advice, but I know it’s hard! If you’re using heat tools, be sure to use a heat protecting spray beforehand. Also, try to look for heat tools with ceramic, ionic, and tourmaline properties. Another tool that works really well is a shower filter. These filters can be pricey (~$150), but filter out chlorine and other harsh elements that have been proven to affect hair health.
3. Don’t Crank Up The Heat.
I know it’s super cold out, but when you’re washing your hair there’s no need to crank up the water temperature! Keeping the water temperature at a normal level (no ice cold water needed) will help keep your natural protective oils in your hair.
Whether your hair is fine or thick, oily or dry, it’s important to moisturize. There are plenty of hair masks (DIY and store bought), shampoos, conditioners, oils, and more for every type of hair. I have fine, oily hair and have no trouble finding moisturizing treatments for me! There are also plenty of DIY hair masks you can try. I’ve noticed that most moisturizing hair masks include all or some of the following super power ingredients: bananas, coconut, eggs, olive oil, avocado, and honey! Here’s an avocado coconut hair mask by The Kitchy Kitchen that I really really really like!
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