The leaves are crunchy, the air is cooler, it’s getting dark earlier in the day – winter is almost here. If you find that during winter time your hair is more susceptible to dull, dehydration and frizz, it’s mainly because of the constantly changing environment going from the outside cold air into a warm, heated room. When your hair cuticle (top layer) is lifted by the gusts of cool air, by the time you get inside a warm and dry environment there is hardly any protection to lock in moisture.
Shiny hair is usually the result of happy and hydrated cuticles that lay flat, sealing in moisture. So how can we make sure our hair stays healthy and looking great? Here are a few tips and tricks that you can follow to help your hair get winter ready:
1. Smooth those cuticles
Using hair oils can help to smooth down your jagged cuticles and lock in moisture for a gorgeous light-reflecting shine. Be careful not to go overboard though! You don’t need too much product to calm your frizz.
2. Be gentle, be kind
When your hair is wet it’s at its most vulnerable and prone to breakages. After you wash your hair, make sure to gently squeeze out the excess water on your hair with your towel instead of rubbing and twisting your wet locks.
3. Seal it down
After washing your hair, run it under cold water to seal those cuticles, lock in moisture and give it a nice shine. If you love to blow drying your hair, give it a blast of cool air to seal them and remember to use a heat protector.
4. Treat yourself!
Your hair can go through a lot in a week. Using an intense, replenishing hair mask at least once a week will help to restore and balance your hair back to normal. Ingredients that include avocado oil can hydrate the driest strands, and your hair will love you for it.
5. Rethink your routine
Most shampoos on the market contain chemicals that strip your hair of its natural oils that protect it from the elements. You can either decide to wash your hair less often to maintain those natural oils or get a better shampoo that will work in harmony with your hair.
6. Wind tamer
Avoid letting your hair get thrashed around in the cold wind. You can keep it neatly placed in a hairstyle like a braid or a bun. Make sure that you are not using an elastic band to tie it, instead use a soft cotton hair tie to secure your hair and avoid breakages and pulling.
We hope you’ve found these winter hair tips and tricks helpful in getting your hair ready for the winter. If you’ve found that you’re missing a few of the products that we have mentioned, you can find everything you need at the 72 Hair shop and they are suitable to use for all hair types.
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