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As much as we love autumn for the beautiful change in leaves, the one thing we hate just as much? Dry hair. While the cool weather is a relief from the summer heat, the change in temperature often means dry hair and the dreaded “s” word… static. Read on to learn how to keep your hair moisturized in the dry winter weather.
Why does my hair dry out in winter?
Blame it on the low humidity and the drop in temperature. Couple this with blow drying and styling, and your hair is in trouble. Your hair can be damaged due to your climate anytime of the year. Some believe that the sun’s harsh rays are even worse on your hair than the cold winter weather! The key to healthy hair is prevention. Follow the tips below to help protect your hair from irreversible damage.
What can I do to keep my hair healthy and moisturized?
When it comes to caring for you hair in the winter, you may find yourself in a losing battle if you don’t keep up with a consistent moisturizing treatment that works for you. Remember, everyone’s hair is different, so the way one person approaches moisturizing may be too heavy for another. Experiment a bit, and find what works best for you.
Olive Oil & Honey- A quick fix with two common ingredients you can find in your kitchen, combine ½ a cup of honey with ¼ cup of olive oil. Warm the mixture slightly if you would like, then apply to your hair. Let your hair soak up the love for approximately 15 minutes. The time may vary depending on your hair type, so don’t be afraid to experiment!
Deep Moisturizing Conditioner- For a solution that is easier to use on a regular basis, consider a conditioner for frequent use. A good conditioner will cause a noticeable change in your hair with just a few uses. Your hair will be soft, supple, and shiny. A conditioner such as Aveda’s Dry Remedy Moisturizing Conditioner is a great way to regularly care for your hair without much change in your routine!
Moisturizing Oil- Want a step up from olive oil? Consider an oil such as Aveda’s Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil. Great for curly hair, we love this stuff because it is proven to moisturize hair by 41% in just one use! Plus, it is 99% naturally derived, so you can’t get much better than that.
Fix Bad Habits– Over styling, over washing, and bad brushing habits will only contribute to further winter hair damage. Limit your use of heating tools such as hairdryers and flat or curling irons. While it can be tempting to make the most of your hair dryer in the cold weather, dry your hair on the lowest setting, or dry just the roots, letting the ends dry naturally. In addition, after you step out of the shower, avoid the padded brush and grab a comb instead. Doing so will help prevent breakage.
Speaking of breakage, don’t forget to get your split ends trimmed! There is no fix for split ends other than to have them trimmed. The longer you leave them, the more they can damage the shaft of your hair. Head on over to Richard Francis Salon for a trim, or visit our spa to care for your dry winter skin!