Protect Your Hair from the Frigid Temps

January 31, 2019

With the absolutely frigid temperatures we’re seeing right now, you may just be doing your best to keep warm and safely get from one place to another. However, your hair will take a bruising from these cold temps as well. That’s why it’s important to do some conventional, and not so conventional, things to keep your locks as healthy as possible.

Preserve Moisture. Although it’s snowy and icy, our winter air is actually very dry that will wick the moisture from your hair. Using an oil or leave-in conditioner on your hair will help to keep it hydrated. Better yet, a hair mask once a week or biweekly will reduce static electricity caused by your hats, scarves, and dry heat from indoors. In this instance, a cream is best.

Cut down on the washing. Decreasing your hair washing to 2-3 times a week will help your hair from drying out. As well, it means less time in blow drying which damages hair and tends to dry it out. When you do wash, towel dry your hair as your hair is at its most delicate when wet.

Invest in a cool air humidifier. Indoor heating from our homes and offices cause damage to our hair. A humidifier will help to and moisture back into the air. Not only will your hair thank you for it, but your skin will as well. Another type is to massage conditioner onto your scalp to help reduce dry scalp from the dry heat in our homes.

Dry your hair before venturing outside. Please, please, please make sure your hair is completely dry before leaving the house. Your hair is at its most vulnerable when it’s wet or damp. If your roots aren’t dry, you can develop icicles and mass to your hair, which causes breakage.

Cover your hair. When you go outside, protect your hair with a silk scarf and hat. The best way is to layer first a silk scarf, then a winter hat, so that the harsh fabric of the hat won’t rub against your hair, protecting from damaging and static. If you have long hair, try not to hide it under collars as that can lead to frizzy, broken hair from the friction of your hair rubbing against your collar or sweaters. Unconventional tip: rubbing your hair with fabric softening sheets prevent unwanted static.

Regular trims for healthy hair. It’s important to keep the ends of your hair trimmed to keep the dry, brittle, broken split ends at a minimum. It really helps with the overall health of the hair.

Winter hair can be kept healthy with a little TLC. If you’re looking for a trim or a whole new style, give us a call at (410) 3360-0707 or come on into Rumors Spa at 26 Magothy Beach Road Pasadena, MD 21122. Better yet, you can get our free mobile app on iTunes or Google Play to make your appointments at your convenience.

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