On the topic of hair washing, you need to do it less in the winter. After all, you’re not exactly sweating like you did in summer. Regardless, shampooing washes away your hair’s natural oils, making it susceptible to winter’s harsh temperatures. Wash your hair every other night or even less. Also, turn down the water temperature in the shower. Hot water feels amazing in winter, but it is horrible for your hair.
Once you’re outside, you should wear a hat. The covering helps protect your scalp and roots from harsh weather. The downside? Hat hair. The friction of a cotton or wool hand can cause additional breakage at the crown of the hair. If you have one, choose a hat with a silk or satin liner. If that’s not an option, consider wrapping your hair in a silk scarf and wearing the hat over it.
Eating a balanced diet is important year-round, but it’s also a big factor for having beautiful hair. In the winter, keep your hair strong by getting plenty of hair-friendly vitamins and nutrients in your food. Spinach is loaded with Vitamin A and iron, which promote hair growth. If you love avocados, you’re in luck! The green fruit is a great source of vitamin E, which you need for a healthy scalp and hair.
Despite your best efforts, breakage and split ends will happen. This is why regular haircuts are so important. Keep the dry ends of your hair trimmed. If breakage and split ends have you afraid of your reflection, there is another way. Ask your stylist for a shorter trim and add back length with hair extensions.
You may have had a so-called “hot girl summer,” but there’s no reason why you can’t keep the party going this winter. Sure, there are no beaches, but at least your hair looks amazing!
How do you prepare your hair for winter? Let us know your tips and tricks in the comments!