Updated: Jan 20
So, how do you take care of your hair, minimize these harsh winter effects and prevent damage? We've put together our favorite winter hair care tips and tricks below so you can achieve healthy hair this winter.
#1: Washing and conditioning
Wash with lukewarm water as hot water will damage hair and cause breakage and also make it a practice to switch your shampoo and conditioner when changing seasons because hair loses moisture in the winter from the cold, dry
Winter is also the time of year to start using deep conditioning treatments that contain panthenol and amino acids more regularly—you want to consistently infuse moisture into the hair shaft to prevent it from drying out. Conditioned hair not only prevents it from looking (and actually becoming) damaged, leaving you with healthy hair, but it also staves off static. Using a product NATULIQUE Nourishing Hair Cream Cream for moisture and elasticity and helps rebuild proteins in the hair with NATULIQUE Moroccan Argan Oil.
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#2: Styling dos and don’ts
If you can tolerate it, finish your shower with a cold rinse to seal the hair cuticle and promote shine. When heat styling, be sure to use a protectant throughout damp hair before you start. Shocking hair with high heats before leaving the house for subzero temperatures is a recipe for split ends, and less than healthy hair. Smooth NATULIQUE Intensive Hair Mask throughout the hair, concentrating on the ends prior to blowdrying, straightening or using a curling iron. HEAT & SUN PROTECTOR seal the hair shaft, help prevent further dehydration and are an essential step in winter-proofing your hair.
#3: Beating static
Dry indoor temperatures often zap moisture from our hair, which can lead to plenty of static strands. A moisturizing shampoo and conditioner will help tame static electricity and if you experience static when styling. You might also want to consider picking up an ionic hair dryer and/or flat irons which use negative ions to calm static-prone strands that are positively charged. Another tip is to avoid fleecy fabrics that tend to exacerbate static electricity. < 100% USDA Certified Organic Intelligent Nutrients Spray-On Detangler >
#4: Preventing hat head
Never leave the house with damp hair and don’t forget your hat! Bundling your hair under a toque is a fail-safe way to prevent strong winds and icy conditions from stripping your strands. If you don’t want to mess your ’do, at the very least drape a circle scarf over your head to keep your hair covered. If you’re concerned with kinks and bumps resulting from winter headgear, use a straightening balm when styling and finish with hairspray to prevent hat head.
To protect your hair from harsh winter weather conditions, implement these hair care tips now: Wash a couple of times weekly with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner in lukewarm water and deep condition once every week or two weeks. Use heat protecting styling agents to prevent the damage that comes along with blowdrying, curling and flat irons and be sure to wear a hat or scarf when outdoors. The winter cold can be cruel and unrelenting — don’t let it get you down by ruining your hair. Following these hair care tips will keep your locks moisturized and damage-free until the sweet relief of spring. Source: Elle Canada