Here in America’s Northeast, we don’t just mention the four seasons. We really and truly get four distinct times of year when seasonal conditions vary greatly.
And now comes winter. Skiers lover it. Boaters hate it. Coat manufacturers love it. And those who love sunlight might hate it most of all.
But what about your hair – as in, how does it feel about winter, and does it need any special attention to keep it looking and feeling its best? Absolutely, it does. So here are several tips on how to keep your hair healthy and happy all winter long.
Take Plenty of Vitamin C
Vitamin C contains antioxidant that help protect against split ends and breakage. Citrus fruits and dark leafy greens are excellent sources of Vitamin C, and so are Vitamin C-packed vitamins.
Dry your hair before going out
Going out with wet or damp hair can cause breakage in two ways. First, it can freeze and break. Next, cold air expands hair and that can weaken and cause it to break as well. If you don’t have enough time in the morning to shower and thoroughly dry your hair before going out, consider switching to evening showers.
Applying hair oil at night has the same benefit as applying a soothing lotion to your skin. Hair oils that contain baobab, for example, are perfect for the task.
Don’t skip the haircuts
Even routine trimming helps keep your hair looking and feeling healthy, partly by preventing split ends. Women, don’t wait longer than 3 months in between haircuts. Guys, return to your barber or stylist every 4-6 weeks.
Lower the thermostat
A hot shower on a cold day can be the best thing in the world, but too much exposure to hot water can strip moisture from hair and skin. Try to keep showers warm to lukewarm and spend less time than usual under the showerhead. If you want to push the envelope with a longer shower, wear a shower cap.
Your hair is just like any other part of your body – it needs routine TLC to look and feel its best. Then again, not everyone has a full head of hair to care for. If you’re among that group and would like to do something about it, why not take just a moment to schedule a free consultation with the medical team at DiStefano Hair Restoration Center. You might just be amazed at the possibilities.