How do I keep my hair healthy in winter?
Winter is just around the corner, and for many of us, that means dryness, frizz, or downright drab hair. It can be difficult to keep your hair under control and in good condition, so here are a few ways to protect your locks and your scalp from any trouble during winter. Not all of these are quick-fixes, but you will begin to see results quickly when used as part of your everyday routine.
Keep it cool
You would think that after a day out in the cold, a piping hot shower or bath would be just the trick. However, this is actually one of the worst things you can do for your skin and hair. Too much heat can cause dryness, flaking, and itchiness. Extensions, in particular, don't like very hot water and steam, so keep your water at a cooler temperature to protect your scalp and skin. Your scalp is very important - it is the place that your hair is produced, and the quality of your scalp has a direct link to the quality of your hair. This will also help to protect your hair from the cold air and biting wind, keeping it free of nasty tangles.
Treat your tresses
Take a little time every week to give your hair a proper treatment. After a thorough, gentle wash, try blow-drying at a slightly cooler temperature or air-dry your hair every so often to keep it shiny and healthy. Air-drying requires no excess heat and is the perfect time to try heatless hair techniques such as sleep-in hair wraps. You could even try a hair steamer, which is safer and better for your hair than a hairdryer.
Before you go to sleep, brush your hair well and then sleep with it loosely tied up. You can braid it, wrap it in a silk scarf, or gently twist it. These styles protect your strands when you sleep, especially if you move around a lot or have very long hair.
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- Michael Kyriacou