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Hair Care in Winter: 7 Tips for Beautiful Shiny Hair

 

Hot air from heaters and frosty air from the cold outside can dry your hair out. But with the right winter hair care routine, it’s possible to prevent this. We’ll go over why this happens and what products you should be using when temperatures get icy.

 

 

Fun on the slopes, at parties and Christmas markets – winter has much more to offer than the frostiness of everyday life. But for your hair, these cold days can be exhausting. The mix of snow, rain, low temperatures, and dry heat from radiators stresses it. So that your hair can handle the constant switching from cold to warm temperatures, we’ll go over how you should care for your mane so that it stays shiny and soft even during winter. Read on for our top winter hair care tips!

 

Tip 1: Wash your hair less often during winter

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Don't wash your hair too often: use dry shampoo instead!

To keep your hair from drying out, try not to wash it as often. The essential oils from your scalp coat your hair and provide a natural protective barrier. The days between washes can be bridged using a dry shampoo. In addition, there are some extra positive side effects: It leaves your hair smelling nice and instantly gives it more volume. Never leave the house with wet hair in winter. The cold damages wet hair and can even lead to it breaking.

Tip 2: Gently blow-dry your hair in winter

Air drying your hair in winter? Just the thought of it gives us chills! At the same time, however, the heat from your blow-dryer can also end up damaging your hair, especially when your hair is already dry and stressed. The solution: Apply a heat protectant and blow-dry using a diffuser at low heat and on a low setting. 

Tip 3: Wear a hat

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It looks stylish AND protects your hair from the elements

We’re all happy when there are weekends in winter with crystal clear skies that, despite the freezing temperatures, invite us to take a stroll outside. Not to mention visiting Christmas markets with warm mulled wine and tasty pastries. But hair gets stressed when it’s brought in contact with rain, snow, and cold. Wear a hat so that your hair is exposed to the elements as little as possible. With so many styles to pick from, you’re sure to find one that suits you!

Tip 4: Add moisture to your hair in winter

Frosty air and hot air from heaters dry out not just our skin, but also our hair. Make sure to use a conditioner after shampooing during the winter months. Since it’s difficult to avoid dry hair in winter, add a moisturizing hair mask to your winter hair care routine. Doing this intensive treatment once a week will winterproof your hair.

Tip 5: Pamper your dry hair in winter with oil

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Pay particular attention to the ends of your hair as they're more likely to get damaged

Provide your stressed hair with some relief by caring for it with hair oil. It helps your hair to regenerate and gives it a new freshness and shine. After washing your hair, apply oil directly to your damp hair or after blow-drying. Your ends will especially need an extra dose of care, as they tend to get frazzled during winter on your wool scarves and sweaters.

Tip 6: Tame flyaways in winter

Your hair can easily get charged thanks to the friction from your sweaters, scarves, and hats. You can counteract this by using some heat protection spray while styling or misting your hair with some hairspray. To keep your hair smooth in spite of the humidity, you can also use anti-frizz products as a preventative measure when washing with shampoo, or as a spray in dried hair. Don’t try all of these at once, however! Sometimes, more isn’t always better.

Tip 7: Prevent split ends with a trim

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Have regular trims to keep your hair in the best condition

Winter is often the hardest on your ends. Friction from rubbing against hats and higher collars also adds additional strain on your hair. Unfortunately, split ends are often the result. But if you go for regular trims, split ends won’t have a chance, and you’ll help your hair stay healthy and beautiful.

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