We all know that Midwest winters can be hard. In Wisconsin, we’ll deal with freezing temperatures and snow flurries for months. In addition to causing traffic delays and cabin fever, the long months can also stress your hair and scalp. Here are 5 hair care tips to keep your hair and scalp healthy all winter long.
1. Keep Your Hair and Scalp Hydrated
If your skin can get dry during winter months, so can your hair and scalp. Cold air holds less moisture than hot air, so all the air seeping into your home during the winter contains little moisture. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water, and use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner like Goldwell Dual Senses Rich Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. These products are perfect for dry, damaged and stressed hair. Hydrated hair is less likely to break and has a beautiful shine.
2. Avoid Over Styling Your Hair
Since the air is already dry, take precautions to combat dry hair. Avoid over styling with heat tools, which will dry your hair out even further. Use no-heat styling tricks to keep your look fresh without damaging your hair.
3. Dry Your Hair Fully Before Leaving Home
Take the extra time to fully dry your hair before you head out. Hair takes much longer to dry in cold weather, and in Wisconsin, you even run the risk of freezing your hair, which can lead to breakage. When water freezes, it expands. Your hair will be less pliable. It won’t break like an icicle – don’t worry! However, freezing temperatures are still bad for your hair and scalp.
4. Wear a Hat to Protect Against the Elements
Don’t leave home without your ski cap. One of the best ways to protect your hair from harsh winter elements is with a hat or scarf. If you dread “hat hair,” wrap your head in a silk scarf before putting on your hat. It’s a little warmer and this prevents frizz.
5. Treat Your Hair to a Deep Conditioning Treatment
We know how drying the winter can be, and if you’re already drinking water and not over styling, you’re on the right track. However, sometimes you need to take your hair care routine a step further. Treat your hair to deep conditioning treatments either in a salon or at home. These treatments will keep your hair hydrated and healthy. We recommend Goldwell Kerasilk’s Intensive Repair Mask. It fortifies, reconstructs and enhances resilience. It also provides lasting moisture and protection from recurring dryness.
Keep your hair healthy this winter at home and at the salon. Book your appointment at VICI Capilli for treatments and education about hair health.