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Friday, January 4, 2013

Tips For Healthy Hair During The Winter!

We all know that the cooler temperatures and the fewer hours of sunlight can cause several hair problems. Snow, rain, and icy cold make hair brittle and dry. Did you know indoor heating can be as damaging as spending the afternoon under a hair dryer?!
Eventually all of these factors can give you split ends, dry frizzy hair, static electricity, soften the keratin of the hair and weaken your hair(it may break all together)
Somehow girls who aware of the importance of using conditioner in the summer months because of the heat and the sun, forget that from December to March, indoor heating can dehydrate your hair. But don't worry. No matter what's causing your hair woes, you can take the protective steps to insure your hair does not get damaged.

Here are some winter hair care tips:
  • The hair gets more damage from blowing it dry than other heat styling tools so try to wash it the day before so it can air dry, then in the morning you can use a curling iron or flat iron to style it. It really saves it.
  • Condition your hair every day but only wash it a few times a week. Besides saving time, this will keep your hair from drying out too much.
  • Hot Oil Treatments: Grab some Extra Virgin Olive Oil  or Castor Oil, 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!
  • Take a warm/cool shower vs a hot one. This will help lock in the moisture and give your hair extra shine. Hot showers tend to dry out and damage your hair as well as your skin.
  • 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.
  • Trim your hair regularly: The best way to get rid of split ends is to do it yourself! Take some hair shears and attack the split ends about 1/4 inch above the splitting. Many women with perfect hair never have split ends because they make it a priority to get their hair trimmed, or trim it themselves, every 6-8 weeks.
  • Water, Water, Water: During winter the temperature drops and sweating is less; that is the reason we have less desire to drink water. However, there is no change in the functioning of our systems; we must become more careful during winter about drinking enough water and fluids( for Hair and Skin)
Eat healthy to give your hair the right amount of vitamins. I'm sure most of us eat sugary/junk food during the winter to get more energy. But our hair is made of proteins, make sure that you eat a balanced diet rich in lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. A healthy diet will ensure better-looking hair.
Make sure you get plenty of vitamin C (strengthens hair), iron (helps transport oxygen to blood vessels), zinc (grows and repairs tissue), and omega-3 fatty acids (grows healthy hair).
Please share your best winter hair care tips!
Have a nice night! :)

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