When winter comes to an end, temperatures start to get really cold. The first snow whitens the peninsula from north to south and the snowy landscape is a treat for the eyes. During the coldest months, however, we must not forget the health of our hair. The hair, like the rest of the body, could also be affected by the cold winter. Here are some tips for protecting your hair during the coldest months of the year.
Humidity, cold and temperature changes: the three enemies from which to protect your hair during the winter
In winter as well as in summer, temperature changes and weather conditions can damage the health and appearance of your canopy. Therefore, from December to March, you should pay attention to the three enemies of your hair: humidity, cold and temperature changes. Moisture is the main cause of the annoying frizz. The cold weakens and defibers the scalp causing the formation of split ends. Due to temperature changes, however, the hair becomes electric and untameable.
What to do then? Here are our tips!
Cold and Hair: Sheltered With Hats and Headbands
The first, apparently trivial advice we would like to give you is to protect your hair from the cold using hats, headbands, scarves and scarves. The headgear, in fact, as well as shielding the direct action of the frost on the hair, is also a very special fashion accessory and that, just recently, is returning to the fore.
Nourishing and Moisturizing From the Roots to the Tips
The winter beauty routine cannot be separated from the use of nourishing masks and a good moisturizing treatment to be applied after shampooing. When the hair is very dry, it tends to accumulate static electricity. Since each type of hair has specific characteristics, it is advisable to carefully evaluate the choice of the most suitable product for your hair, whether curly or smooth, if damaged or dyed. In any case, the ideal would be to choose a mask, conditioner or oil based on natural ingredients such as almond, olive, linseed, argan or coconut.
Avoid Thermal Shocks
Even the capillary fibers perceive the outside temperature and especially the temperature changes, causing the annoying frizzy effect. Pay attention therefore to the passage from too heated to very cold environments. In these cases it is advisable to protect the head with a scarf or scarf. Let’s not forget also that, like the sun, also the hair dryer, the plate and the water, if too hot, make the colour fade. During the cold months, therefore, it is preferable to shampoo with lukewarm water so that the color lasts longer.
Want to know how to make the color last longer? Find out by reading the article: “Hair color: how often to change and how to keep it longer”.
Always Dry Your Hair
That doesn’t mean they can stay moist, quite the contrary! Never leave the house with wet hair during the winter. Not only your neck but also your hair will rebel! So use your hair dryer at a moderate temperature and prefer brushes with metal handles and natural bristles. Even before the hair is folded, a good, stress-free method of drying is to rub it in with a soft towel.
Using a Heat Protector
To preserve the integrity of the dye, but also to protect the scalp when folding with a hair dryer or hot iron, a good practice is to apply a layer of heat protector. The heat protector spray not only protects the hair, wrapping each fiber in a sort of film that prevents the passage of heat and moisture, but also allows you to preserve the naturalness and lightness of the hair giving extreme shine and ensuring maximum hold.
Preferring a Soft Crop to Lose Hair
By day and by night, you prefer a soft crop to lose hair. The reason is quite simple: if you have long, thick hair, you will certainly have become entangled in your own hair. They tend to creep in everywhere with the risk of tearing a few strands to break away from the scarf or the lapel of the coat. To avoid that they break and form split ends, due to bumps or rubbing on the pillow, while sleeping, keeping them gathered with a very soft elastic could be a solution.
Do not Stress Your Hair With Aggressive Treatments
Last tip for having a top canopy even during the winter: do not stress the canopy with aggressive treatments such as discoloration, frequent colors, ironing or permanent. During the winter season, in fact, the scalp tends to weaken more easily so a very stressful treatment could further compromise the health. Here are our tips for top hair even during the winter. Easy, right?