6 Useful Tips To Have Beautiful Hair In The Winter

Nagini Shree |Dec 03, 2018

If you always go out in the cold with wet hair or wash with hard water, it’s probably time to stop.

In the winter, cold and dry climate is actually your skin and hair’s worst enemy, especially if skin and hair are sensitive.

Skin dryness and irritation are often caused when the temperature is dropping because cold weather can put your hair and scalp under a lot of stress, suck the moisture out of strands and make them easily break. Here are some essential tips and tricks to keep your hair and scalp healthy during winter.

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Tips to have beautiful hair in winter days.

1. Don’t go outside with wet hair

How many times did your parents warn against walking out with wet hair because you will catch a cold. Although it is not entirely true, there is one reason to avoid going outside with wet hair.

According to colorist Jehnna Mahoney at Kennaland Studio,

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When the temperature outside is extremely low, your wet hair can freeze and you will risk breakage.

It is advisable that you should take the time to blow-dry your hair or let it dry naturally before going outside.

2. Washing with hot water

Hard water can make your hair dry and wreak havoc on the delicate skin on your scalp, which may be extra sensitive during the winter.

Although it is tempting to use hot water in the winter days, experts advise you to use warm or cool water to avoid damage instead of hot water.

3. Keep your hair hydrated

Conditioners, serums and leave-in treatments are necessary to moisturize a dry scalp caused by winter weather.

Hair oils are a must, and the right one won’t leave your hair greasy but will lock in moisture, repair damages from the dry air and winter fabrics, and add a healthy dose of shine.

4. Don’t wash your too often

Overwashing can strip the hair of its natural oils, thus leaving it drier and more prone to breakage. In addition, overusing of hair care products can lead to your sebaceous glands, making your locks become overactive and your scalp oilier than usual.

You had better wash your hair basing on your kind of hair. Bomani explained.

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All in all, let’s choose suitable products and use them at a reasonable frequency.

5. Pick up the right hat

The best way to protect your hair from the harmful elements is to cover your head with a hat or scarf, but make sure you choose the suitable one for your hair.

While hat protects your hair from environmental elements, wearing a winter hat regularly or too tight can also lead to soaking sweat inside your hair that could irritate the scalp, not let the scalp breathe and sometimes make your hair look greasier.

So, switching up your part before wearing a hat or beanie to prevent your hair from getting too flat and using leave-in conditioners to help with static control.

Avoid some accessories made of wool, cotton or fabrics to minimize snagging or tearing of strands.

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6. Apply alcohol-based products moderately

Alcohol-based products aren’t necessarily your best choice if you want to keep moisture in your hair.

Some hairsprays, heat protecting sprays, texture sprays and even salt sprays formulated with alcohol are really popular in winter days. It is undeniable that some can work to condition the hair and doesn’t ruin or change the shape of the style. However, some alcohols can cause strip moisture from your hair, especially, those base on notably ethanol, propanol, benzyl alcohol, denatured alcohol, and isopropyl alcohol.

Try to use some alcohol from stearyl, cetyl, cetearyl, myristyl, cetyl, lauryl alcohols, and behenyl.


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