Living in a cold climate during the winter months
can be cruel on every inch of the body-especially
your hair. The combination of indoor heating and
blistering weather conditions can leave locks
deprived of moisture and screaming for attention.
Fight the winter hair woes by practicing good habits
for healthier hair.
Start the winter season off right by treating
yourself to a day at the salon. Have your stylist
wash your hair thoroughly and follow up with a deep
conditioning treatment to restore any moisture that
has been lost. To remove any possible damage from
the summer season, have your ends trimmed or get a
fresh new hair cut to flaunt for the upcoming
holiday parties. Schedule regular appointments for
once or twice a month for the next few months to
keep hair looking in tip-top condition.
Maybe you are more of a do-it-yourself type of
person or you just find the hustle and bustle of a
salon annoying; then set up shop in the comfort of
your own home.
Use moisturizing shampoos and apply conditioners you
can leave in to protect the tresses from seasonal
When drying hair, avoid blow-drying if possible. It
will only add more stress. Instead let the hair dry
naturally or invest in a hooded dryer for wrapped or
Wearing a wool hat is an excellent way to keep your
head warm on chilly days, but it can also do a great
disservice to your hair causing split ends and
breakage around the hairline. When choosing a hat
opt for one that has a lining inside or a grosgrain
ribbon sewn along the inner edge.
Dry clean or launder the hat when needed to combat
any oily buildup that may give your hairstyle a
It's not only what you put on your hair that keeps
it looking healthy, but also what you put inside
your body. A diet balanced with protein, fruits,
vegetables and grains will keep hair in healthy
condition not only for the winter months but all
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