The cold air of winter can cause havoc when it comes to human hair. It can dry out your hair and your scalp, it can cause static and flyaways, and it is just a nightmare for people that dread bad hair days. There are things that you can do to help keep winter weather from ruining your hair.
The first thing you want to do is make sure you are washing and conditioning your hair regularly. You don’t want to wash everyday, which can dry out your hair and scalp even more. You do want to condition every time you wash your hair so that you replace some of the moisture and oils you are washing out, or you’ll be dealing with extra dry and static filled hair.
Sometimes simply using a shampoo and conditioner that are moisturizing can be all the care you need for winter hair, but there are some people that just fight with a ton of static and it seems like nothing helps. If static seems to originate right in your own home a humidifier may be the answer to your problem.
There are many hair care products that you can use to battle frizz and static, it just depends on how much stuff you want to put in your hair. A buildup of too many hair care products can even make it worse. Try a light leave-in conditioner or maybe a frizz serum.
Saving From Cold
Don’t go outside in the cold with wet hair. You won’t catch a cold, but it will make you feel colder. As far as caring for your hair, frozen hair can break easier and breakage can be annoying.
However, your hair will thaw out. It might feel a little like straw when it thaws, but it should be fine. Mainly, drying your hair before you head out into the cold will help you stay warmer, and it will also help you keep your style.
Dealing With Dandruff
Dandruff can cause itchiness, and it can make your clothing look snowed on, even when it isn’t snowing outside. Many people think that dandruff only happens to people that don’t wash their hair properly, but that just isn’t true. It can be an effect of dry skin or even a buildup of hair care products.
Winter means you need to stay warm, which means it’s hat season. If you are tired of hat hair you may want to carry a brush or comb and a little squirt bottle of water to refresh your hair do when the hat comes off.
You could also choose to wear earmuffs, rather than a hat, which will do less damage to your locks!