Protect Your Hair From Old Man Winter
By Hair Together Inc., Oct 28 2015 11:57PM
If you live on Long Island, you know all too well exactly what the summer heat and humidity can do to your hair, but he real culprit is winter’s dreadfully cold and dry air that wreaks the most havoc on those luscious locks.
Most of us spend more time during winter making sure that our skin is properly hydrated, but forget that our hair is in just as much need of moisture and hydration as our skin. Take a few minutes and see just how easy it is to protect your hair from the damage that old man winter is looking to afflict upon us.
Moisturize & Nourish
During the dry winter months, your hair will lose some of its moisture. And with Mother Nature on hiatus, you may want to change up your hair care regime to include a few protective and rejuvenating projects in order to help maintain healthy, moisture-rich hair. Products such as Obliphica professional rejuvenating shampoo and conditioner can help keep your hair healthy with the power of the Sea Berry. Its therapeutic oil is naturally rich with compounds needed to help hair flourish in harsh climates. Using products that contain essential amino acids and vitamins will help strengthen hair, help prevent free radical damage, and help nourish and hydrate the scalp to build stronger, healthier, shinier hair—starting with the very first use.
Having your hair stand on end after rubbing a balloon on your head was fun when we were kids, but we’d all like to leave that party trick behind when trying to make a grand entrance these days. Good thing there are now products on the market that can help reduce static without having to spray products meant for clothing on our hair, or carry around dryer sheets in our purse. Over-washing your hair will strip it of its natural oils, which are certainly needed in the colder months. Try to extend the period between your washes as much as possible, by using a dry shampoo such as Biolage Waterless Clean & Full dry shampoo. Not only will it revive second-day hair, but it will help retain body as well as eliminate static electricity. Or look for professional hair care products that contain Phytosterols which will moisturize the scalp, soften the hair, help reduce static and banish flyaways.
Protect and Trim
Since the cold temps and wind will try their best to leave you with dry hair and split ends, this is not the time of year to forgo regular trims and treatments. During summer months when you can let your hair air-dry and rock a ponytail like no other (avoiding heat styling tools), your hair undergoes much less stress. But throughout the winter months, most of us heat dry/style our hair more often, resulting in additional damage and split ends. Make an appointment with your hairdresser every six to eight weeks in order to repair any damage that has been done and revitalize your hair back to a healthy state. Ask your stylist about Olaplex treatments to reconnect broken bonds in the hair. Hair bonds that have been broken during thermal and chemical services can be repaired with Olaplex’s Bond Multiplying System which will rebuild the strength, structure and integrity of each strand.
And last but not least, keep up with regular trims. Although there are many products available that can keep your hair moisturized and healthy, they best way to rid your locks of those pesky split ends is with a little trim.