VOICE OVER: Kirsten Ria Squibb
WRITTEN BY: Richard Bush
Wrapping yourself up in winter to protect yourself from its harsh weather conditions is all well and good, but many of us forget to take care of their hair in the process. Hair is very delicate, and is prone to damage in extreme cold temperatures. But you can take steps to protect it.
Script written by Richard Bush
Top 5 Winter Hair Care Tips
Welcome to GetMojo, where we do the research so you don’t have to! In this video, we’re offering our picks for the Top 5 winter hair care tips.
Wrapping yourself up in winter to protect yourself from its harsh weather conditions is all well and good, but many of us forget to take care of their hair in the process. Hair is very delicate, and is prone to damage in extreme cold temperatures. But you can take steps to protect it. We’ve sifted through numerous websites to present our top 5 winter hair care tips, along with some products that can help you along the way. Okay, first up.
Don't Leave the House With Wet Hair
Air drying your hair is better than blow drying - however, going out in cold temperatures with wet hair is not advised. Wet hair can freeze and break in cold temperatures, so you should either blow dry it before you leave the house, or, if you absolutely must leave the house with wet hair, you should cover it up and protect it from the elements using a hat or scarf. The less cold air that gets to your wet hair, the better.
Indulge in Oil Treatments
Avoiding hair-damaging pitfalls is one thing, but to boost the health of your hair you can use leave-in oil treatments to help prevent breakages, and leave your hair feeling soft and shiny. Products that contain argan and jojoba oils are great for restoring moisture to your hair. Oil products have multiple different uses, but one of the best things about them is that you can leave them in and know your hair’s moisture is being replenished, without you doing anything further. Winter weather can also leave your scalp dry and itchy - so be sure to look into whether the oil treatment you’ve chosen is good for the skin on your head as well. If not, think about investing in a scalp oil as it could really do wonders for soothing and hydrating your noggin!
Avoid Overzealous Heat Styling
As mentioned, air drying your hair is better, and while blow drying does have its place for those who style their hair in certain ways, you should try and avoid heat styling as much as possible during the winter. Cold weather makes your hair more delicate, and drying it using a blow dryer — or styling it using devices like straighteners and curling irons — are going to push your hair to its limits. With regards to your hair’s health, when it comes to drying and styling - natural is better!
Deep Condition Once a Week
Similar to hair oil, conditioners deliver a host of hair care benefits, like softening and hydration, and so adding a weekly deep conditioning to your routine can do wonders for your hair’s health. A leave-in deep conditioning hair mask can help combat the damage caused by cold weather, heat styling and indoor heating. And even a mask left on for as little as 15 to 20 minutes can help replenish moisture, add shine and boost hair growth.
Don't Wash Your Hair Too Frequently
This is probably one of the most popular bad habits out there. We all love clean, nice-smelling, freshly washed hair. But washing your hair too often can drain it, and your scalp, of moisture and natural oils. If you wash your hair every day, then maybe try washing it every other day. If you still crave the fresh smell and feel of washed hair however, you can always opt for a dry shampoo.
So which winter hair care tips are the most important? Well, we’d say it’s best to get the basics right first, with things like reducing heat styling and frequent washes. Once you’ve got that all in check, leave-in oil and conditioner treatments are going to boost your hair’s health and massively help fight off the effects of cold and dry air.
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