How to Protect Your Hair in the Winter
By: Valeria Ramos
Hat hair, split ends, and a dry scalp are all common side-effects of the winter season. If your hair has lost its summer shine and needs a little TLC, we’ve gathered a few tips to help you keep your tresses soft and healthy despite the chill.
Tip 1: Hydrate with a mask
Treating your hair to a mask every week or so can help restore moisture and soften damaged coarse hair. A 20-minute mask can help heal dry hair while also adding a glossy shine to your locks.
Tip 2: Shampoo less
Exposing our skin to cold weather results in dryness and sometimes even flakiness. While slathering extra moisturizer on our hands in the winter becomes routine, we often forget to protect our scalp with the same care. Shampooing less can do wonders for a dried scalp and help to restore your hair’s natural oils. We recommend Maple Holistic’s Tea Tree Oil Shampoo – it’s sulfate-free and helps combat dry, flaky scalps.
Tip 3: Use an oil treatment
The simplest way to restore moisture to your hair during the winter is with a lightweight, leave-in hair oil. Applying a nourishing oil to the ends of your hair daily will replenish and protect your hair. We recommend using Pure Argan Oil to make your hair soft and happy.
Tip 4: Get a trim
Getting a haircut or trim every eight weeks is recommended to keep your hair at its healthiest. Even just an inch or two off can help reduce split-ends and breakage, making your hair look fresh.
Tip 5: Avoid heat styling
This might seem like a no-brainer, but taking a break from heat-styling can make a significant difference in the appearance of your hair. Let your hair air-dry when possible (but avoid going outside with wet hair) and use braids, twists, and buns to curl your hair instead.