Sick of dry and flat hair during winter? We’ve put together 5 easy tips to help keep your locks looking lush this cold season.
Your new best friend. The colder weather will naturally dry out your hair, so a leave-in conditioner will add back some necessary moisture to give your hair that summer glow we all want year-round. There are a number of brands that have budget friendly options available so even if you’re strapped for cash, you can still find something that works for your wallet and for your hair type.
Ditch the devices
While it’s not realistic to completely ditch your hairdryer (because who wants to walk around with a cold, wet head), it is wise to cut down on how often you use your straighteners and curlers. Heated devices can dry out your hair and make it more susceptible to breakage. If giving these up isn’t an option, consider investing in some heat-protectant sprays that add moisture to your hair before you start styling.
Did you know that too much shampoo can dry out your scalp? If you wash your hair every second day, try dropping that back to three to help stop your scalp from becoming flaky. If that isn’t an option, try switching to an oil based shampoo that will help add some extra moisture back into your scalp.
Don’t forget your hat
Beanies are our life during winter. It may sound weird, but a hat with a silk or satin lining is going to be an added defence against split ends and breakage. Your head will still stay warm and it will help your hair retain its bounce.
DIY hair treatments
If you remember anything, it’s moisturising is your friend. A quick search on YouTube of Google will help you find a range of natural hair treatments that you can whip up in your kitchen from items in your pantry. Coat your hair in these goodies once a week to add some extra moisture into your roots for a lush look.
What is your go-to tip for protecting your hair during winter?
Written by Her World’s Beauty editor