Are your lovely locks becoming all brittle and dry? Does your scalp become all itchy, flaky and full of dandruff during the winter? Then make no mistake, you need some serious hair care tips!
Everybody loves to have healthy hair all year long. But the constant changes in the seasons and temperature levels can make it hard to manage your hair in the best way possible. This is true, especially when it’s winter and your hair is exposed to the cold. Keeping your hair protected, conditioned and moisturized is one of the best things you can do for it!
Here are a few DOs and DON’Ts for you regarding hair care:
- Keep Your Hair Covered And Head Warm: Wear scarves or caps to protect your hair from exposure to the chilly cold of the winter. By offering this protection, you can prevent the hair from split ends, breakage and hair damage. It also keeps the head warm. Make sure the caps or scarves aren’t too tight that it hinders the blood circulation on the scalp. Make sure the hats and scarves don’t rub or pull against your delicate locks, as this may lead to breakage.
- Massage And Oil Your Hair: Massage your scalp with warm oil which will give it the required nutrients it needs to fight the cold. It will also increase the blood flow into the hair. Coconut oil, olive oil, almond, jaborandi and many other oils help in bringing life to the hair and filling it with natural nutrients and strength. Treating your hair to a hair spa will provide it an oil massage, a steam bath, shampooing and finally a hair conditioning or moisturizing mask.
- Avoid Hot Water Baths And Too Much Shampooing: Boiling hot water can cause your hair to dry up quickly. It leaves the scalp dry, increases flakiness and makes the hair brittle. Bathe in lukewarm water. It is vital to not shampoo your hair very often as this can reduce the moisture and oils in the hair. Use mild shampoos which don’t dry out the hair completely. You may effectively avoid flakiness and treat dandruff using lime juice, because of its amazing properties.
- Don’t Go Outdoors With Wet Hair: It is better to not to go out in the cold with your hair wet and dripping. The chilly weather can turn wet hair dull and frizzy. The hair could also freeze and break. However, there are some easy-to-do remedies to combat Reduce daily washing and shampooing of your hair. Keep it to a weekly routine rather than a daily one. Washing the hair too often will also replace the natural oils with artificial oils that cause dandruff and itchiness of the scalp.
- Trim Your Hair Often And Use Protective Styles: You can prevent split ends by regularly trimming your hair in the winter months. This helps you prevent unnecessary breakage. Style your hair in protective ways which cause less stress. Don’t let it loose quite often. Protective styles like braiding up the hair, weaving, making buns and cornrows will keep the hair safe from various outside elements that can cause damage. Just remember to keep the scalp clean and hair moisturized.
- Prevent Hair Static Through Conditioning: Lack of moisture causes hair static to occur. If you condition your hair, you can prevent static electricity that causes your hair to frizz and flyaway. Anti-static sprays and dryer sheets can be used to avoid hair static. It’s important to keep the clothes and garments that you put over your head conditioned too. You may use fabric softeners for this. A sheet of fabric softener wiped over your hair will also prevent static electricity. Conditioning the hair as soon as you wash it helps in increasing its strength and shine.
- Avoid Blow Drying And Brushing Your Hair: Blow drying can cause the dry and brittle hair to break, especially in the winter months. If you really need to, use the cool setting on the dryer if it has one. Dab wet hair with a towel to rid it off the excess water. If your hair really needs to be combed, then use a wide-tooth comb. Avoid using brushes as this may lead to breakage. Don’t style the hair a lot and apply hair sprays if it is really necessary.
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Winter is upon us again. Which I have to admit is my favorite time of year. Holiday vibes, winter clothes, good food and just a merry spirit. Also, winter means to update your beauty care. Winter means dry skin. We all deal with winter skin issues. It is the worst. My skin starts flaking up and it’s so noticeable.
Last year we gave you some tips on how to protect yourself with our winter tips. We are taking care of all parts of your skin this year! Well, here we are again.
Skin Care Routine
If you haven’t figured it out; I am a huge fan of my skincare! I love to keep my skin look refresh and glowing.
Currently, I am a huge fan of facial sheet masks. I am love with these from Target and if I am trying to get fancy here is one of my favourites Charlotte Tilbury’s Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask. Sheet masks are great for hydration in the cold winter months when your skin tends to get dry.
I love to add a soothing mist to my routine. My favourites are Glossier Soothing Face Mist and Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea. Moisturizer is critical to keep hydration in your face.
I love Kiehl’s 24-hour moisturizer and Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich. Also, make sure to add one of my favourite serums by of course Glossier to your routine depending on your skin needs. Wait, you also need SPF to your skincare in the winter. Glossier Invisible Shield is lightweight and perfect for winter.
Body care is critical in winter. We need to make sure our body is nourished. I invest in body brushes in the winter time to ensure. It keeps my skin looking fresh. The beauty benefits of body brush are great you can keep your skin hydrated and keep it firm! It takes care of the dry skin on your body that it endures in the cold months.
What my new go- to this winter for body washes for is the Glossier Body Duo! I love the Glossier Body Hero duo! The best match for body wash and lotion. The smell is dope, and it makes your skin feel smooth. You feel refresh, and your body will thank you!
Also, I love Nivea Skin Firming Hydration lotion to my routine. I use both of these two together for extra hydration for the winter.
Don’t forget about your feet! I know its winter, and it’s not summertime shine, but your feet are essential. I learned from my grandma to put vaseline (lifesaver) on my feet and wear my Christmas socks at night, and your feet will thank you!
Hair Care Routine
Hair is always crucial in the winter time! You have to keep your hair care up in the winter time even when you throw it in a bun!
Your scalp suffers also suffers in the winter time. For myself, it becomes flaky and extra unmanageable. I am currently in love with Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil Shampoo and conditioner. It keeps my hair super moisturized, and my scalp feels terrific.
Also, I am a huge fan of a hair oil! I love to put Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair on my hair before bed or before I go workout. I put this product on my hair once a week or even twice depending on how dry my hair feels.
I love to run it thru my hair and let the oils fix all the damage from the winter and overuse of heat. It’s a little oily so make sure you protect your hair with a silk wrap or shirt after you put it on.
Another excellent hair mask I love to put on every Sunday morning is Drybar Mudslide. It makes your hair feel like silk! I love to put this hair mask on my hair before I clean my house. Once you wash it out, it’s so easy to comb out my curls and style it for the rest of the week.
Make sure you take care of your skin with drinking plenty of water. I am love with Essentia ph water. Honestly, the good skin comes from water. Also, make sure to add Green Tea to your routine. It helps make your skin glows from the inside.