Cold is coming. We have collected the most useful tips on how to choose the right hair care in the cold season.
In winter, our hair is negatively affected on both sides at once: outside – by low temperatures, and indoors – by dry and warm air. As a result, the curls begin to electrify and get confused, and the tips split and lose their shine. “Oh, you can’t see under the hat anyway! – swing some. And will be, of course, right. But even in winter we don’t wear a hat around the clock!
Winter hair problems
These are the four main problems that almost every girl faces, regardless of the type and length of hair.
- Hair becomes dry and dull due to central heating and excessive use of a hairdryer.
- The hair is electrified due to wearing woolen garments with gates and hats.
- Dandruff appears all because of the same excessively dry air in the room.
- Hair doesn’t hold its volume due to the fact that it heats up and cools down all the time and, as a result, reacts to stress with increased sebum secretion.
Winter hair care: the main rules
The secret of hair care in winter is, in fact, no secret. It is enough to give your curls a little more care and attention, and they will certainly reciprocate. Where to start? Of course, with cleansing.
RULE 1 Cleansing
The cold season is a great opportunity to “laze” a little bit and give up too much head washing. First of all, this way you will save your hair from drying out (daily scalp washing removes the natural skin fat needed to moisturize your hair). And secondly, you reduce the risk of overcooling your scalp without drying your hair before leaving.
RULE 2 Humidifying
High temperatures and dry air indoors dry not only the skin but also the hair. The only way to fight this is with extra moisture. Thermal water and creams are suitable for the skin, while moisturizing balms and masks are suitable for the hair, as well as shampoos with natural oils. Nourishing ingredients in the composition will help to eliminate dryness, as well as make combing easier and give additional shine.
RULE 3 Strengthened Hair Nutrition
Get in the habit of applying the mask to strengthen and moisturize your hair at least once a week: this extra care will help to preserve and restore the moisture balance. In order to revive the hair and protect it from external factors, 7-10 minutes are enough. If you have a little more time, apply the mask under the shower cap and wrap your hair with a towel, and after 30 minutes wash off with warm (not hot!) water.
For enhanced nutrition, special oil complexes are also suitable.
RULE 4 Hair drying
Specialists advise drying the hair after washing naturally. In an ideal world, we would do this, but in the morning we have to dry the hair with a hairdryer, parallel dyeing the eyelashes, and applying tonal cream to the circles under the eyes. To somehow protect the curls from aggressive action, apply thermal protection to the hair before drying. And remember, it’s better to be a little late for work than to go out in the cold with a wet head. Not only are you at risk of getting sick, but you’re also at risk of permanently damaging your hair: it freezes in the cold and becomes especially brittle.
RULE 5 Protection against electrification
From hats and scarves your hair gets electrified and quickly confused? There is a way out! First, try to change your hat to a silk scarf: it will not squeeze your head, traumatizing the roots, and will not create a static effect. Secondly, use hair conditioners with antistatic effect (yes, there are some too). They should be selected according to the type of hair, and there is no need to wash them off at all.
Secrets of hair care of different types
In winter each type of hair is “capricious” in its own way. The good news is that the right care will help to cope with any problem: from oily roots to dry ends.
Care for oily hair in winter
Oily hair usually gets even more greasy in winter, which, however, does not prevent their tips from being dry and brittle. It is important to understand that they lack moisture, not fat – they are dehydrated. What to do?
- Above all, use only those products that are designed to care for oily hair. They regulate the secretion of sebum, return the volume to the curls, and prolong the feeling of clean hair.
- Masks and balms should be applied from the tips – they need moisturizing especially now.
- Try multi-masking: apply a clay-based drying mask to the fatty roots and an oil-based nourishing mask to the dry tips.
- Look for argan oil as part of your care products, which gives your hair shine and eliminates electrolysis.
Care for dry hair in winter
- The first and main rule is to choose only those products that are suitable for the care of dry hair. What to pay attention to in the first place? Of course, the composition: the more natural oils, the better.
- Nutritious mask – at least once a week and for at least 30 minutes under a cap and towel.
- In addition to the usual trio – shampoo, balm, mask – you can present your hair with oil complexes and a special serum for the tips. You will see, the curls will say “thank you”!
Winter Combination Hair Care
Combined hair is probably the most problematic in winter. To get it back soft and healthy shine (and not greasy!), you’ll have to work hard – but the result is worth it.
- If you can’t avoid meeting with a hairdryer, start drying the hair with its roots. The tips usually dry quickly enough on their own.
- Apply a spray oil to the dry tips. Avoid getting oil on the roots – they already suffer from fatness.
- As with oily hair, do not neglect multi-masking.
- Rinse the curls with cool water so that the scales of the hair “close”.
- Consider a short haircut. Maybe it’s time for a short haircut? If today’s fashionable bob car is not your case, at least align the tips every 6-8 weeks. All dry and splitting – away.