Winter Hair Care

January 07, 2019

Winter Hair Care

Cold dry air outside, warm dry air inside; this seasonal pincer movement rips the moisture from the hairshaft leaving it thin, brittle and up to 3% shorter.

Dryness also makes the hair less flexible and difficult to manage. Winter weather gives hair a very harsh time.

When the atmosphere loses humidity, water molecules are sucked out of the hair by osmosis leaving the hair shaft thinner, drier and prone to static. Hair is a delicate balance of proteins and moisture, and keeping the hair hydrated is essential to avoid weak, brittle unmanageable hair. Taking extra care of your hair will ensure stronger glossier hair, no matter how gloomy the weather outlook is.

Here are some top tips from the salon floor:

Deep conditioning treatments like LifeSaver Pre-wash Treatment prevent cold weather shrinkage and slow down the ageing process of hair. Used a couple of times a week, its unique cashmere proteins blend will protect your hair and leave it naturally supple, glossy and sleek.

Make sure your diet contains enough vitamins E, B6 and B12, selenium and zinc. Flaxseed oil is also said to help prevent dandruff, which can be aggravated in winter, and can be taken in liquid or capsule form. To promote strong hair growth, ensure your diet is rich in protein. 3’’’More Inches Exfoliating Scalp Treatment and Exfoliating Scalp Shampoo helps keep hair and scalp in good health.

Step away from the heated appliances. Set yourself a challenge and embrace your natural hair at least a few times a week. Use the opportunity to try exciting new styles and give your hair some welcome relief from too much heat. Try the LifeSaver UV leave-in Styling Treatment. It will nourish and protect your hair, and make frizz a thing of the past. With added UV protection, it’s also perfect for fighting sun damage and colour fade on your winter sun holiday.

Use a finishing product such as 3’’’More Inches Magic Oil or the 10 Second Transformation which can help tame the frizz without the heat. Perhaps experiment with some plaits.

Who doesn’t love an excuse to go shopping? Treating yourself to a new hat to protect your hair from icy temperatures and wind is perfect justification.  Make sure they have a soft lining that won’t cause breakages in your hair. Whether a fun fedora or a comfy beanie, hats are practical as well as a must-have fashion accessory.

Avoid going out in icy weather with wet hair. Your hair could freeze and lead to breakages. If your hair won’t dry naturally in time, use the warm setting on your hairdryer with a diffuser and let the last 5% dry naturally.

To make hair more manageable during the colder weather and fight against frizz, try a semi-permanent blow dry treatment. This could be the best two hours you spend this winter, as it leaves you with supple, frizz free and amazingly smooth hair for up to four months!

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