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7 Cold Weather Hair Tips To Avoid Damage

Winter Hair Care Tips - The Moxie on Maple Ave, Salon, Saratoga, NY

Cold weather can do a number on your hair from dry hair to uncontrollable frizz. Here are some tips we found on Bustle to help you keep your hair healthy during the winter!

7 Cold Weather Hair Tips To Avoid Damage

Chances are, you know all about how heat can cause damage to your hair, but you might not be aware that the cold can affect your barnet too. Thus, I endeavored to discover the best cold weather hair tips that everyone should know, in order to keep your locks as healthy as possible during cold climates or the winter months.

1. Maintain Moisture

Dry air will wick moisture from your hair, so always make sure to use an oil or leave-in conditioner on your hair to keep hydrated.

Consider a hair mask once a week or biweekly, depending on hair type. A moisture cream will also reduce static electricity caused by hats, scarves, and the dry heat in your home and office!

Conditioning treatments are good to replenish moisture in the winter, as the hair becomes dehydrated from the dry heat, often found in homes, and apartments.

2. Make Sure Your Hair Is Dry Before Venturing Outdoors

Always make sure your hair is completely dry before going out into the cold. Your hair is at its most vulnerable state when it’s wet and if you get little icicles in your hair, you are just adding weight which can cause breakage.

3. Wash Your Hair Less Frequently

Keep washing your hair to a minimum, only 2 to 3 times a week to keep the hair from drying out.

Also, to prevent damage or even breakage to your hair, avoid blow-drying and brushing your hair when it is soaking wet, be sure to towel dry… mostly because the hair is most delicate when wet.

4. Stay On Top Of Detangling

I’d say the main reasons for damage in the winter time is from the lack of moisture caused by the New York heat in your apartment. That combined with hats and scarves causing longer hair to become tangled are the main winter hair dramas.

Make sure you brush through your hair if it’s long to keep it detangled. Ensure you’re not leaving your locks too long between detangling; perhaps carry a comb or brush in your bag, especially on days when you’re wearing hats and scarves.

5. Keep Up With Your Trims

Sure, your hair may not be on show as often as in the warmer months, but that’s no reason to let its upkeep fall by the wayside.

It’s very important to keep the ends of your hair trimmed as it helps with the overall health of the hair and keeps dry, brittle, broken split ends at bay.

6. Keep Hair Outside Your Collar

Friction caused by collars on jackets can lead to frizzy broken hair. Make sure to keep your hair on the outside of your collar to decrease friction.

7. Cover Up With Silk Scarves & Hats

A simple tip to protect your hair in the cold winter months is to keep your hair covered in a hat and even better, to have a silk scarf underneath the hat, as it helps to protect your hair from damage by the hat rubbing against your hair, and [it] also cuts down on the static.

Now you’re in the know when it comes to winter time haircare, your strands will be prepared whatever the weather!

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