The weather is still cold, and my hair is complaining. Dry, brittle, and lackluster, I’m sure I’m not the only one ready for some serious sun. Rather than spending the good weather in hair rehab, be preventative and check out these solid tips for keeping your locks healthy and vibrant during this rainy season.
No More Wet Hair
In cold weather, dry your hair before you leave the house! It really pays to get up half an hour earlier to blow dry your hair, or a couple of hours to let your hair air dry. Of course, the time will depend on the length and thickness of your hair. And it’ll definitely be worth it to avoid the sneeze and snot fits you’ll have for days after.
Try wearing styles that don’t need much maintenance. You might be tempted to run your fingers through your hair and comb your hair throughout the day. Leave your hair alone! The extra manipulation can cause an increase in shedding as well as those annoying split ends. Styles like the top knot and fishtail braid will keep you from being tempted to finger-comb.
Hot Oil Treatments
Grab a single-use bottle at the beauty supply store, or grab some Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the cupboard. It will help heal your hair from daily wear and tear. Apply directly to damp hair, and put on a plastic cap and/or a hot towel. Hello, hair repair!
Add some oils to your favorite conditioner, or purchase a dedicated hair treatment. Restore your hair of the nutrients that it loses in brisk temperatures. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, and let your hair be pampered.