How to Care for your Hair in Winter

Winter can be a trying time for your beauty routine. It not only plays havoc with your skin but also your hair. Many people believe that hair can only get damaged in the summer because of the suns UV rays. But winter can do a lot of damage to your hair.

To winter proof your hair you will need to make some changes to the way you look after it.

Try not to wash your hair everyday. This is more difficult in the summer when it is hot and you are sweating. But in the winter you should try and limit yourself to washing your hair every other day or every third day. Many people think that as long as you use conditioner that it is okay to wash your hair everyday. But even if you are using conditioner washing your hair can strip it of its natural oils.

If you find that your roots get greasy in between washes then you can use a dry shmpoo or a mousse shampoo to freshen them up.

Always wash your hair before you brush it. This will make it easier for the conditioner to penetrate the hair more deeply because it will not have to contend with the knots in your hair. 

Make sure that the water you use to wash your hair with is not too hot. Many people think that if they use hot water to wash their hair then it will make it cleaner. When in fact all it will do is make it dry because the hot water will strip the hair of its natural oils. 

Use a conditioner that has been specifically designed for the winter. These contain ingredients that will help protect your hair from the winter elements. They will protect your hair from the cold by creating a barrier between your hair and the elements. 

Once a week you should use an intensive hair conditioning treatment to help replenish and rehydrate your hair Try to leave it on for as long as possible to allow it to penetrate more deeply into your hair. 

Always use heat protection on your hair. Even if you are only using a blow dryer. It will not only protect your hair from the heat but it will also help to protect it from the cold. It can do this by creating a barrier between your hair and the elements. It will also help to seal moisture into your hair.