Boy do we miss summer! These colder months affect everything from our skin, to our moods, to even our hair. If like me, you might find your hair is a lot drier and is snapping off. As well as this, we might lack some vitamin D because of the gloomier skies, so our hair growth might not be as speedy. But during these tough hair times, there are steps you can take to help nourish and make sure you’re taking the best care of your hair. Take a look at my seven tips below to help save your hair this winter!
Spend more time conditioning
Conditioning my hair is probably the most important step I take when I wash my hair. No matter what time of year it is, conditioner helps to moisturise your dry ends. The cold air can dry your ends out even more, so it’s a good idea to spend more time conditioning. At least once a week, deep condition your hair with a leave in conditioner to give it some extra time to hydrate.
Wear a hat
I didn’t realise until now that wearing a hat does more good than just keeping your head warm! Wearing a hat will shield your hair from the dry air that takes all the moisture out. It also protects it from cold rain, snow and wind. The coldness dries your hair out and makes it a lot more prone to breakage. It’s also a good idea to line your hat with silk or satin as some fabrics like wool can also damage your hair.
Dry your hair before rushing out the door
A particular habit of mine in the warmer months is to leave the house with wet hair. I did this to avoid using heat as it would dry so quickly in the warm air. Like mentioned before, the cold air makes your hair more prone to breakage, and it also makes your colour fade faster. It’s worth using your hair dryer in the winter months, but if you’re trying to avoid this then try to air dry it before you the leave house.