The clocks are set back, and the temperatures have dropped, which can only mean one thing – winter is upon us in Long Island. While your locks may be loving the lack of humidity, the cold air can leave your hair brittle and dry if not properly cared for.
Follow the below tips to avoid the winter hair woes and keep your tresses vibrant this season:
- Condition: Now is the time to load up on leave-in conditioners and essential oils for your hair. The cold, dry winter months can cause damage to your hair, especially if you use hot tools regularly. Make sure to properly coat your hair with a leave-in oil to ensure it stays healthy and shiny.
- Moisturize: If you have the budget for it, consider going to your salon for a professional deep-conditioning treatment once a month. At the very least, keep up with trims to cut off split ends. Use a hydrating conditioning cream daily to help your hair retain moisture.
- Use Anti-Frizz Products: Winter and frizzy hair go hand-in-hand. Luckily there are plenty of anti-frizz products out there for you to choose from, including styling gels, serums, and freezing mists. Say goodbye to frizzy, staticky hat hair and hello to gorgeous, styled locks!
- Don’t Overwash: Washing your hair every day and then applying a lot of heat does more harm than good – you’ll end up stripping all the natural oils and drying it out. Wash your hair every other day, and try to avoid using water that’s super hot, as it can cause breakage.
- Blow Dry Less: Obviously you don’t want to step outside in freezing temperatures with wet hair, as you’ll likely end up sick. However, blow drying your hair on high heat will cause damage. Pat your hair dry when you exit the shower to get out the excess water. Then use an ionic hair dryer, which dries your hair more quickly.
For more information about healthy hair, find your local Empire Beauty School in New York by calling 800-295-8390.