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10 Easy Winter Hair Tips to Combat Dry Hair!!

08 Nov

First, let me say this loud and clear; “DRY hair is not cute…at all!” With that said, winter is here and for some of us dry hair has become a HUGE problem! During the winter months our hair may become dry and brittle and somewhat difficult to maintain moisture. Humidity in the air has dropped causing humidity (moisture) to be pulled from your hair thus causing dry hair. Because of this, you may have to put away those hair products once used in the summer months & incorporate your own winter hair regimen.

The question now is how can we keep this hair of ours moisturized during the winter months. I have provided a list of 10 easy winter hair tips used to combat dry hair…hope this helps!

1.      Deep Conditioning

Be sure to deep condition your hair weekly. This can be done by using a good moisturizing conditioner or by doing a hot oil treatment.

2.      Use a Thick leave-in Conditioner

After deep conditioning your hair you should ALWAYS apply a leave-in conditioner to your hair to retain moisture.

3.      Moisture & Seal

Your hair thrives on moisture. Make sure to apply a moisturizer to the ends of your hair followed by an oil to seal the moisture in as needed.

4.      Baggy Method

Apply a moisturizer to your hair, and then cover your hair with plastic cap to trap in the moisture. This method is used to retain moisture in the hair and is very good for those who have dry, brittle strands. This can be done overnight.

5.      Co-Wash Your Hair

It may help to wash your hair with conditioner instead of using shampoo. This method cleanses your hair while helping you to maintain moisture without stripping the hair of its natural oils.

6.      Style your hair by wearing beanies, scarves, & other hair accessories.

Hair accessories can be used to protect your hair from the cold, harsh, winter climates. Be sure to wear a silk bonnet under your hair accessories to avoid snagging.

7.      Avoid Humectants (Honey & Glycerin)

During the summer months humectants are your best friend but in colder climates because there is no humidity in the air to pull moisture from, moisture is pulled from your hair instead. Common humectants include honey, glycerin, panthenol, hydrolized wheat protein, and propylene glycol. These ingredients draw moisture from the humid air into your hair but during the winter months, they have the opposite effect, potentially drawing out the moisture from your hair instead…does that make sense??? (haha, all this for hair, yep, all this for hair!!)***Source: Curlynikki.com

8.      Air Dry or Limit the use of direct heat

Avoid using hair dryers during the winter months. Blow drying already brittle and dry hair will only make them worse. If you have to, use a cooler setting to dry your hair. It may take your hair longer to dry but the shine in your hair will be well worth it.

9.      Purchase a Humidifier

Heating your home can cause the indoor air to dry out during winter. Humidifiers put moisture back into the air. If purchasing a humidifier isn’t in your current budget there are other methods. In the kitchen, you can create humidity by boiling water on the stove. If you have a dishwasher, open the door after the wash cycle and before the dry cycle to let the moisture out and dry the dishes naturally.

10.   Stay Hydrated!

It’s simple…DRINK MORE WATER!! Keep your body hydrated starting on the inside first.

Alright ladies, there you have it. Again, I hope this helps. What measures are you taking to combat dry hair?

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8 responses to “10 Easy Winter Hair Tips to Combat Dry Hair!!

  1. the damn salon

    January 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Great info. Check out our blog http://www.thedamnsalon.wordpress.com

     
  2. Salon haircare

    March 7, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Really very nice tips for me. Thank you 🙂

     
  3. Ella Horne

    October 15, 2012 at 5:46 am

    Very informative & easy to share with friends! Thank you!

     
    • naturalhairfanatic

      October 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      Hi Ella! Thank you and thank you soooo much for sharing with your friends. So many women would like to go natural but don’t know where to begin or what to do. Happy I could help you.

       
  4. isleofazure

    November 9, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Thanks doll, my natural girls who live where it is cold and dry will love this info.
    Smiles!!!!

     
  5. ciarajosie

    November 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Nice Blog. Thanks for it. Find more Health and Beauty Tips Here with Wengie specialist. I had own good experience with this.

     
  6. anuingenious

    December 26, 2013 at 4:59 am

    awesome tips thanks for sharing.

     

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