By the middle of winter, your hair might be more than just a little dried out. With cold air and wind whipping outside and heat blasting indoors, static, frizz and general brittleness quickly become the norm!
However, it doesn't have to be...
Just like your skin, your hair needs some tender loving care to achieve its optimal shiny, thick, soft state. And, fortunately, it's not all that difficult to safely moisturise your locks.
Try out these four fantastic tips for healthy hair!
Four great hair care tips
Now, there’s a REAL solution that will help you:
Improve hair loss
Encourage hair growth
Repair damaged hair
Even, prevent greying…
#1: Don't wash your hair too often
The easiest way to safely, easily moisturise your hair is to not wash it as often. Your tresses don't need a daily washing, especially in the winter, so it's time to get over your hair-washing hang-ups. You may think you're getting your hair extra-clean with that daily shampoo, but what you're actually doing is stripping it and your scalp of the oils they need to stay healthy. If you’re used to washing your hair every day, try to space it out to every other day.
#2: Make clever product choices
When you do wash your hair, make sure to choose your shampoo carefully. Look for products without sodium laurel sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate. Opt for something with natural ingredients; your hair will end up looking and feeling better once you’ve adjusted to the safer product. After you’ve washed your hair, be sure to add a conditioner for extra moisture. If you’re really fighting frizz, choose a leave-in conditioner. If you're going for the no 'poo method, the natural oils in your scalp will work as a moisturiser, so you don't need any extra conditioner.
#3: Embrace air drying
If you know you have dry hair, try to naturally cut back on frizz by blotting or patting the water out of your hair with an old T-shirt. After your hair is blotted, air dry when possible. It may mean figuring in some extra time to get ready, but it’s a fantastic way to avoid the seriously drying hot air of blow dryers. Similarly, try to avoid using as many heat-styling products (flat irons, curling irons, etc.) as possible, as they’ll instantly dry your hair out.
#4: Use a hair oil
Aside from washing and drying your hair, you can add a lot of moisture by applying oil. Experiment with what works best for your hair type, and be prepared for a lot of trial and error. Sometimes it's as easy as rubbing a pea-size amount of olive or coconut oil from your kitchen between your palms and applying it to the ends of your hair. If you need deep moisturising, massage it into your scalp as well. I also like argan oil for hair, or anything that feels good to you, as long as it's free of unwanted ingredients.
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