Some may think winter is the most wonderful time of the year, but your hair does not – thankfully, we’ve put together our top winter hair care tips to help.
If left unprotected, the cold weather and harsh wind can cause damage to your hair, including making it dry and brittle. The good news is that by following a regular treatment schedule, you can help your hair be at its best throughout the winter months.
How to care for your hair in winter
There are several things you should do to care for your hair in winter:
Shampoo your hair carefully
You should continue to shampoo your hair regularly. However, for those of you that wash your hair more than two or three times a week, you should think about reducing your shampooing during winter. Your hair needs its natural oils in winter to stay moisturised, so wash a little less.
Condition your hair
You should continue to condition your hair during winter. In fact, conditioning is one of the most crucial parts of this guide. The dry, cold, windy weather can quickly dull your hair during winter, and conditioning can be the best line of defence.
Use a moisturising conditioner to provide your hair with the nutrients it needs. Make sure to do this at least once a week to give your hair the best chance.
Use hair masks
An essential part of natural hair care in winter is the use of hair masks. By committing to a weekly treatment, you’ll reap the numerous benefits of using hair masks, including restricting dryness and giving your hair further protection against the cold.
Throughout the winter, you should trim your hair every month or two to help avoid dry, split ends.
Wear a hat
You wouldn’t leave the house without wearing a coat, so make sure your hair is also protected against the cold when outside.
Things you shouldn’t do to your hair in winter
Our winter hair care guide has so far told you how you should look after your hair – now let’s take a look at what you should avoid.
- Do not leave the house with wet hair – it makes it easier to freeze and can cause damage.
- Do not wash your hair in steaming hot water; this can take away moisture from your hair. Instead, use only lukewarm water when washing in winter.
- Do not use heat styling, which can damage your hair – air dry where possible.
- Remember not to wash your hair too regularly during winter – two or three times a week is enough.