Cold weather can be really harsh on hair. It causes the hair shafts brittle, making them more vulnerable to breakage and spit ends. It dulls natural shine and causes fading color problems. Avoiding winter bad hair days (and large salon bills) by learning how to protect your hair during cold weather. Here’s some advice for you.
Avoid heat styling
Winter are the days of lower temperatures and great humidity in the air, especially on rainy days. These can be harmful to your hair because of regular use of iron or dryer. Try to limit heat appliances, or keep them as low as possible so they don’t damage your hair.
Dry your hair before rushing out the door
Rushing out the door with wet hair can damage to your hair due to environmental factors. The wind combined with water in the hair will make your hair hard, thereby making the hair weaker, more prone to breakage. If you are morning washers, change that habit because this is a time when it is very difficult for your hair to dry before you go out without the help of heat appliances. Therefore, you should wash your hair in the evening and dry it in a cool setting.
It appears to most of people that the colder the weather is, the less water we drink. However, did you know that a single strand of hair is made up of 25% water? And of course, this figure is unchangeable. So, remember to stay hydrated to maintain instant gorgeous summer hair.
Hydration starts from within, and drinking enough water helps energize and encourage hair growth from root to tip. It also stimulates a healthier scalp, preventing scalp problems like dryness, itchiness, or dandruff during the winter. Have you ever noticed that your skin looks dull and tired when you haven’t drank enough water? Your hair is the same way! Staying hydrated helps prevent split ends and brittle hair, fostering shiny, radiant hair.
Protect your hair with hats, scarves
On cold days, before going out, we often pay close attention to keeping their bodies warm with coats, scarves, winter shoes … However, the hair is left “exposed”. This reduces hair vitality, making it dry, dead due to dirt, cold wind.
Wear a warm hat and scarf in the winter to protect your body while protecting hair. Hats and towels can help reduce wind-tangled hair, one of the main causes of hair loss and breakage. However, we should not wear too tight hats because these will affect and slow down the blood circulation on the scalp surface. At that time, nutrients from the hair root to the tip are reduced. That, in turn, hair is weak and broken.