It has happened, winter is finally upon us! If you haven’t yet, now is the time to think about protecting your hair from breakage this winter. You want to emerge from the season with healthy and thriving hair, right? Here are a few ways to do so.
Utilize protective styles. This mainly means keeping your ends tucked away. There are about a million adorable protective styles, including corn rows, buns, Bantu knots and twists. These styles keep your ends, the most vulnerable part of your hair, safe from cold, dry air.
You may also consider switching to heavier sealants and oils, such as cocoa butter, olive oil or castor oil. Hair tends to become more dry in the winter, so lighter oils may not do the trick.
If breakage is occurring in one or two specific areas of your hair, this might have more to do with what you’re wearing, such as a wool hat or scarf, which can rub against your hair, making it break. Be very gentle with your hair, and consider wearing a satin bonnet under your winter hat.
Avoid heat on your hair! The cold winter hair will dry your hair out, and using blow dryers, fat irons and the like can potentially cause serious damage. Winter is the time to brush up on those cute no-heat styles you’ve been meaning to try.
Also, try to deep condition your hair more often and use a leave-in conditioner between deep conditioning. This will give your hair an added layer of protection from the weather. You can also get away with shampooing less often.
Last but of course not least, eat healthy foods. A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, good fats and meats can do wonders for your hair. Eat well, exercise and drink plenty of water. Your hair will thank you by looking fly.
Be gentle with your hair and you will be sure to keep it protected from breakage this winter.
If you have additional tips, please share them below! 🙂