It’s that wonderful time of the year, Christmas is just around the corner and the winter season is rapidly approaching. With it comes the cold, dry air that requires us to take a little extra care of our hair. During winter, our hair tends to get dry, brittle and experience more breakage. For this reason, we need to talk about a few ways you can protect your hair from the cold and keep it healthy so you can continue to experience the joys of winter.
Hydrate! Use conditioner every time you wash your hair and a hydrating mask like the Healing Moisture Moi Moi Hair Masque by L’ANZA once a week. This is a key element if you want to protect your hair from the cold since combining these two products will keep you nourished and prepared for the cold snaps.
Gentle Shampoos. Avoiding strong shampoos such as those for dandruff or greasy hair will help because they tend to dry and weaken hair. Ideally, use a mild neutral shampoo for daily use and regularly apply a hair oil moisturizer, such as coconut or jojoba.
Scalp Massage. Massaging the scalp is a very effective way to protect the hair from the cold. When you apply the mask or hair oil, massage the scalp to promote blood circulation and remove dead cells. After all, healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp!
Avoid Heat. There’s nothing quite like a steamy bath during winter, but washing your hair with hot water may weaken your hair’s health. As for heating tools, it is also advisable to carefully dry your hair with a towel to remove excess water and use your dryer sparingly. Heat drying weakens and breaks hair, so the less you use irons or curlers the easier it will be for you to protect your hair from the cold.
Cover up. Winter is the perfect time to style with a cute hat, not only for warmth but for the health of your hair! Covering your hair is a good way to avoid exposure to winter cold and moisture. Be sure that the hats and caps that you use are made of natural fibers, such as cotton or wool.
Don’t skimp on nutrients. A healthy diet is one of the most important things you can do to protect your hair from the cold. Foods rich in vitamins, proteins, and zinc will help you keep your hair healthy, shiny and strong. In addition, you should always make sure you’re drinking enough water to keep your hair protected and well nourished.
If you need a little help showing your hair some love this winter, the experts at Rodi Salon are ready to help you maintain those beautiful tresses. Make an appointment today by calling 703-288-3880, or come see us at 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 181 in Vienna, VA. For your convenience, you can also make your appointment via our mobile app. Download it for free on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.