In winter months, hair requires extra loving care. Probably, you have heard it all before that: Winter equals dry, flimsy hair that lacks shine. Not only can you protect the overall health of your customers’ hair throughout the cold seasons, you can keep winter’s nibble from eating at hair color. Despite the fact that protection and moisture retention are desirable goals, usually we are busy out in the fundamentals, in which case it is all about replenishment. If you are not ready, hair damage and color loss is predictable. Therefore, here are some tips we advise to help customers’ to look after their hair when the temperatures plunge.
- Moisturize! It instigates with soap, use a moisture rich shampoo specially made for color-treated hair or even the preventive use of a dandruff shampoo to prevent flakes from cluttering your coif. Wash in warm or cold water, as it is less drying and increases the longevity for your color. One more consideration is frequency. Cutting down on the washes frequency is by and large good recommendation, but some of you just insist on washing daily. If it is the case, hydrate once a week through a deep conditioning treatment.
- Make sure to use thermal protection, when drying, curling or suing a flat iron. In addition, a conditioning color gloss will not only richen up your color, but also seals the cuticle, adding extra protection and shine.
- Hair should be trimmed regularly. More often than not, people get in the habit of thinking that less is more in the winter – you will be better off. That may truly work against you because of cold and windy open-air activities and dry conditions inside due to heaters, the probability of you getting breakage and split ends increase.
- Lastly, just cover up. You will be warmer, you hair will not flog you in the face, the color will be protected from the ultraviolet rays and the cold’s icy grip, additionally you will uphold the style that you had when you first walked out the door.
Here are some common tips for taking care of your hair. If your hair is already damaged or sensitive to stress these are even more important tips.
- Brush your hair on a regular basis before going to bed every night.
- Wash your hair with gentle shampoo. Use very little but sufficient to cover it completely with foam. Use a conditioner to keep hair manageable.
- Avoid brushing wet hair. This causes the hair to stretch and eventually break. Finger-dry, or use a comb instead of a brush to lightly remove the knots.
- Avoid blow-drying your hair. The blow drying is harsh on hair because it removes the moisture.
- Avoid dyes. Use henna instead as a conditioner and dye.
- Take a calcium supplement or drink 2 glasses of milk every day.
- Keep hair dryer away from your hair.
- After a perm, in no way brush your hair. As an alternative, comb the hair gently.
- Trim your hair once in a week to prevent split ends.
- Avoid pulling back your hair tightly.
- Avoid the use of rubber band on your hair as it can pull and damage your hair.
- Avoid going out in the sun without your head covered.
- Use some vitamin E oil or similar and massage your head as this makes hair soft and silky.
- Avoid very hot or very cold water while washing your hair.
- Get a good night’s sleep. Hair loss can occur due to stress. Eat foods rich in vitamin B, c and E.
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The dry and cold winter can be very damaging to your hair. From frizzies to fly-aways, as the temperature drops we’re faced with a slew of new hair challenges — and taking care of your locks during the winter goes way beyond deep conditioning. By taking a few simple, preventative steps you can ensure that your hair stays full and beautiful throughout the cold winter months.
- Wear a scarf, hat or cap to protect your hair from the cold and wind, but make sure that it’s not so tight that it will restrict circulation in your scalp.
- Use a conditioner daily.
- Once you have your hair moist, lock in the moisture by running your hair through cold water. This will also give your hair an extra shine.
- Don’t go outside with your hair wet. Wet hair can result in risk breakage.
- Limit your use of “hot” items on your hair such as a blow dryers and curling irons.
- If you need to use a “hot” item, leave your conditioner in your hair before using the item on your hair.
- Avoid taking hot showers or washing your hair in hot water. Use warm or cool water instead because the heat can dry out and/or damage your hair and skin.
- Try using a dry shampoo if you need to wash out your hair. One dry shampoo you can use is baby powder. Simply sprinkle some onto your hair and comb through it as an alternative to hot showers.
By following these simple steps, you can avoid a bad hair day that will last an entire season.