Put the spring back in your hair
Everyone knows winter can be harsh on our skin, so people tend to make changes to skincare routines and products for the colder months, but there is not as much focus on the effects the weather can have on our hair.
As a result, people stick with the same products and routines for hair care despite the environmental changes, causing havoc with even the most luscious locks.
Thankfully, there are various techniques and exciting new products available that can minimise or reverse any damage and give your hair year-long life and vitality. You just need to know what to look out for and the steps you will need to take the best care of your hair, so we are here to help.
During the winter months we are constantly going between the extremes of the severe cold and the blasting central heating, which can dehydrate our scalps and make the hair itself weaker and more brittle. This works in much the same way as getting chapped lips, where extremes in temperature require extra hydration to prevent damage.
When you factor in wearing hats and hoods, the weaker hair can be more prone to breaking from the extra friction and pressure on the strands, which is why you may find a small nest of hair being left behind when you take them off. Then of course there’s the extra tangling from the wind, with more knots and split ends than usual and the dreaded, annoying frizziness.
What can you do to fix it?
There are a number of ways that you can minimise or repair any damage caused by the change in weather:
- Use your hot styling tools less
- Hydrate your hair with extra-moisturising products like shampoo & conditioners
- Using products that revitalise coloured hair
- Have small regular trims to keep on top of split ends
- Use treatment masks such as coconut or argan oil
Of course hair care can also extend to your diet, with fantastic benefits being seen from foods rich in natural oils, minerals such as iron and vitamins (mainly A, C & E). That will obviously help your hair all year round, but given all the additional elements adding strain in the colder months, some additional tools could be useful to keep your hair the way you want it.
New products from trusted names like Natural World and Nuggela & Sulé include a whole range of methods for keeping your hair healthy and luscious during and after the rough winter weather.
Whether it be moisture rich shampoos and conditioners, multivitamins to revitalise your hair or even products like Bumble & Bumble’s DON’T BLOW IT hair styler, which will give your hair a break from the damaging intense heat of the hairdryer, you can find everything you need for your hair care to keep up with the demands of the season.
Check out our Online Beauty Shop to pick up some great deals on everything you need to put the spring back in your hair!