Winter Hair Care Solutions

Winter hair care is required when the temps take a deep dip! Cold air is devoid of humidity which can be terribly bad for your precious locks.

Everyone’s hair needs extra conditioning during the winter but even more so if your hair is already damaged or prone to breakage.

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No one likes to have dry, frizzed out hair so when it’s blustery outside, so you’ll need to put more effort into maintaining it. Guarding your hair's condition is the name of the game during cold dry months. Try these easy winter hair care ideas.

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Winter Hair Care Solutions

  • Shampoo less often to help keep your hair naturally moisturized.

  • Use conditioners every time you shampoo and even if you sport a short style.

  • When temps dip below freezing (32 ° Fahrenheit), wear a furry hat, try braiding your hair, or keep your hair in a ponytail.

  • Spritz your hair with thermal hair protector when you use hot appliances.

  • Cut down on blow-drying times and use medium settings instead of high. Finish with a cool shot to help close those cuticles.

  • Mix oils WITH your conditioners to help add extra moisture to your hair.

  • Moisturizing conditioners are also a convenient solution for winter hair care. This one's made with coconut milk, a moisture-rich ingredient that's great for parched hair!

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    • 1/2 cup coconut milk
    • 2 T. organic coconut oil
    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 1/2 cup purified water

    Blend the ingredients thoroughly (using a blender or food processor), then heat in the microwave for a few seconds to heat until warm only. Slather the mixture onto your hair and scalp. Cover your hair with a cap to preserve heat and leave on for at least one hour or overnight for extra conditioning.

    Follow up by rinsing thoroughly and shampooing. If you can’t run a comb through your hair, use a vitamin-rich conditioner that stays in your hair.

  • Although brittle and damaged hair is moisture deprived, it may also need building up to diminish breakage. Both moisture and keratin are essential for winter hair care! A protein treatment (or two) can do wonders for flat, dull hair!. Here's an easy one to try! The protein-fortifying ingredient is yogurt!

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    • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 1 raw egg
    • 1 cup plain yogurt

    Blend all the ingredients and apply to damp hair. Cover your hair with a plastic cap for at least 30 minutes to one hour. Rinse well and shampoo. Recondition as needed.

  • Teas that help create healthier hair, and are especially helpful in winter include: alfalfa, burdock root, horsetail, nettle, and oat straw.

  • Seaweed is said to keep hair healthy and prevent graying.

  • Rinsing with cold water will create more shine and close cuticles. Shivering a little can be advantageous, even in cold temps!

  • Scalp massage can prevent hair loss, stimulate sebaceous glands, and increase circulation.

  • Brushing hair distributes hair oils. Natural bristles are best because they absorb and distribute the oils and trap dirt and dust.

    Use common sense for your winter hair care. Simply moisturizing every chance you get and using hot appliances less often are both great places to start.

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