Protect your locks this winter with these hair care tips
Winter is coming. And with winter comes dry air and hot styling tools that can wreak havoc to your locks. Help fight back by using these tips that will keep your hair looking healthy and luscious all season long.
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- Soothe a flaky scalp with coconut oil. Due to the lack of moisture in the air, your scalp is going to be drier and itchier than ever. Help alleviate it with some coconut oil. All you need to do is heat up a tablespoon or two, massage it into your scalp, let it do its thing for about 30 minutes, and rinse it out with some shampoo. Your scalp will be thanking you!
- Apply a leave-in conditioner to fight frizz and static. So we’ve all been there – you take off your hat after coming inside and you look like a walking electrical shock. Tame your unwanted flyaways by utilizing a leave-in conditioner. My personal favorite is Frizz Ease by John Frieda. After conditioning your hair in the shower, spray this on still damp hair and style. Not only will it keep your locks looking smooth, but static will be a thing of the past.
- Routinely treat your hair with a conditioning treatment. Because winter is so dry, you want to add moisture whenever you can to your hair. Once or twice a week, substitute your regular conditioner for a deep conditioning treatment. This simple step is guaranteed to leave your tresses looking and feeling amazing!
- Schedule regular trims. It doesn’t matter how long your hair is, the sad truth is that your ends are going to become dry and brittle. Get semi-frequent trims to get rid of these, manage your split ends, and help your hair grow faster. This easily overlooked tip is key to keeping your hair healthy.
- Finally, please do not go outside with wet hair. Drying can be a pain, I get it. But not only are your risking major breakage by throwing it into a pony tail wet, but even going outside without it fully dry can be seriously damaging. Plus your putting any color jobs at risk (it could potentially fade faster) and it’s going to take longer to dry anyway.
Winter doesn’t have to mean the end of your healthy looking mane. Just follow these tips and everyone will be asking how you keep your locks looking so lovely!
What hair products are your go-to in the winter?