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Winter Hair Care

Winter is approaching rapidly and for most of us that means switching up the beauty regime. Unless you are prepared, the cold and dry months of winter can really damage your hair and your skin. The good news is that it isn’t hard to put together a winter hair care plan. As long as you stick to your plan, a few quick preventative steps will protect and replenish your hair all season long.


Winter is approaching rapidly and for most of us that means switching up the beauty regime. Unless you are prepared, the cold and dry months of winter can really damage your hair and your skin. The good news is that it isn’t hard to put together a winter hair care plan. As long as you stick to your plan, a few quick preventative steps will protect and replenish your hair all season long.

Firstly, let’s get one thing straight. Holing up in your apartment for three months, only to emerge once the snow and rain has settled, is not a solution. In actuality, this could do your hair just as much damage as braving the elements. Indoor heating is your enemy! At least, it’s an enemy of your lovely locks! Just as you wouldn’t spend a day with your hair under a hair dryer, do not spend a day with your heating on full blast.

The most important element of your hair care plan is regular use of a rich moisturizing conditioner. Finding the perfect product is reliant on knowing your own hair. Thicker hair requires a heavier conditioning product, like a deep-reaching treatment that can be left on for half an hour, at least once a week. For those with fine, thin hair, avoid treatments and use a regular conditioner every time you wash your hair. If you have oily hair, avoid conditioning the hair closest to the scalp.

If you don’t have a lot of spare time, add extra moisture to your hair by running your hands through your hair after you have used a hand cream. The residue on your hands will give your hair a quick boost.

Winter Hair Care

When it comes to washing your hair, following a few simple methods will help you keep your hair health and happy through the winter months. To start, choose a shampoo with as few chemicals as possible. A great ingredient to look out for is Shea butter. Shea butter is commonly found in skin products, but it can add and maintain moisture in dry hair, as well as retain softness and prevent breakages.

While you are washing, try to leave your hair hanging down, under the shower head. Use warm water, rather than hot water. Concentrate your conditioner on the ends of your hair. A quick blast of cold water, as shocking as it might be to the system, helps to lock in moisture.

When you step out of the shower, use an extra-absorbent towel to gently pat down your hair, trying not to rub the strands together. If you prefer to use a hair dryer, wait until your hair is damp, rather than wet, and stop the heat the moment your hair is dry. A good piece of advice, winter or summer, is to always avoid brushing your hair while it is wet as this can cause the hair to break.

Finally, try to get a good cut and color right before the season starts. Coloring always leaves a slight amount of damage so it is better to get your color done before the elements take their toll.

PHOTO CREDIT: Hedi Slimane

23 Comments

  1. vesna

    October 23, 2009 at 10:36 PM

    oh sucky, what r u using? firefox? internet explorer? i thought i fixed are those problems ๐Ÿ™ sucky!

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  2. vesna

    October 23, 2009 at 6:36 PM

    oh sucky, what r u using? firefox? internet explorer? i thought i fixed are those problems ๐Ÿ™ sucky!

    bosnia is a nice country.. have som nice cities.. i love sarajevo.. so nice city =)

  3. MAISON CHAPLIN

    October 24, 2009 at 4:33 AM

    Don’t tell me about taking care of our hair during winter, i’m a man and i face the same problems as some women, and it’s nothing special! Lol ^^

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  4. MAISON CHAPLIN

    October 24, 2009 at 12:33 AM

    Don’t tell me about taking care of our hair during winter, i’m a man and i face the same problems as some women, and it’s nothing special! Lol ^^

    Follow me on Twitter and Facebook

    @ MaisonChaplin.blogspot.com

  5. Sherin

    October 24, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    Thanks for the advice. My hair need all the help it can get these days!

  6. Sherin

    October 24, 2009 at 5:45 AM

    Thanks for the advice. My hair need all the help it can get these days!

  7. Frida

    October 24, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    answ. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope so too!

  8. Frida

    October 24, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    answ. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope so too!

  9. hannah

    October 24, 2009 at 4:14 PM

    i think i need to start taking better care of my hair.

    thanks for the tips!

  10. hannah

    October 24, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    i think i need to start taking better care of my hair.

    thanks for the tips!

  11. Libby

    October 24, 2009 at 8:21 PM

    Oh good tips I’ll try them as I am going to the shower right now!
    XOXOX
    Libby
    http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

  12. Libby

    October 24, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Oh good tips I’ll try them as I am going to the shower right now!
    XOXOX
    Libby
    http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

  13. Kristin

    October 25, 2009 at 12:12 AM

    I find that blasting it with the cold water gives it more shine!

  14. Kristin

    October 24, 2009 at 8:12 PM

    I find that blasting it with the cold water gives it more shine!

  15. Style with Benefits

    October 25, 2009 at 10:47 AM

    Loved reading this, esp. because I’m so bad with taking care of my hair on a daily basis. I always rub my strands together when towel drying my hair! Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Becs

  16. Style with Benefits

    October 25, 2009 at 6:47 AM

    Loved reading this, esp. because I’m so bad with taking care of my hair on a daily basis. I always rub my strands together when towel drying my hair! Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Becs

  17. nadia

    October 26, 2009 at 12:02 AM

    i remember reading some where that rubbing the hair to dry it increases frizz

  18. nadia

    October 25, 2009 at 8:02 PM

    i remember reading some where that rubbing the hair to dry it increases frizz

  19. MizzJ

    October 26, 2009 at 4:58 AM

    Nice advice! Also remember never to use the hottest setting on your blowdryer to avoid overheating your hair too.

  20. MizzJ

    October 26, 2009 at 12:58 AM

    Nice advice! Also remember never to use the hottest setting on your blowdryer to avoid overheating your hair too.

  21. MARINALOBO

    November 7, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Hi, I came across this unique way to find out the exact condition of my hair and also got the rite remedy to make my hair healthy and shiny. Try the link below and take the hair damage meter test to know the exact condition of your hair and get the best remedy given by an expert
    http://www.dove.in/damage_meter_start.php?um=5
    also try this blog it has great tips for hair care http://www.dovehaircare.blogspot.com/

  22. MARINALOBO

    November 7, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    Hi, I came across this unique way to find out the exact condition of my hair and also got the rite remedy to make my hair healthy and shiny. Try the link below and take the hair damage meter test to know the exact condition of your hair and get the best remedy given by an expert
    http://www.dove.in/damage_meter_start.php?um=5
    also try this blog it has great tips for hair care http://www.dovehaircare.blogspot.com/

  23. Anonymous

    January 26, 2011 at 4:26 AM

    Using the dryer at a medium temperature, or even prevent it can be a savior of real life. This is probably what he has to be done because the skin in winter conditions.Dry time can often lead to dry scalp too. Do not have dandruff, but the dryness of your scalp may seem that way. Consider using an anti-dandruff shampoo from time to time, every time you wash your hair in cold weather.

    Debt Advice

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