We all know winter can be a struggle to get through. The icy cold days/nights, rain, everything seems a little grey. If you’re like me and sit on top of your heater during these few month, your probably extremely dehydrated, a little fried and bare resemblance to a corpse, rather than a human.
This long winter has left my hair feeling dry and brittle. As a hairdresser I use all of the best products but I’m on a mission to try and test what I can do and use to keep everything hydrated and glowing.
Cotton and wool cause breakage and split ends so if you’re wearing hats and beanies in winter it’s a good idea to line them with satin or silk fabric. A satin pillowcase will allow your hair to slip and slide around at night without causing extra damage. (I generally go to bed in winter in a hoodie or a beanie in winter so this probably isn’t helping my situation.)
Switch to an oil based moisturizing conditioning treatment to lock in extra moisture for winter.
Moroccan oil have a wonderful hydrating mask. But is it enough? Try adding a few drops of Moroccan oil to your mask to really feel the punch of what an oil based treatment can do! Alternate this with a solo Moroccan oil treatment at night and wrap your hair up in a silk scarf or bonnet overnight.
Always condition your hair after a hair treatment. It locks down the cuticle sealing the treatment in.
Even though you use all the best products sometimes you might just need a brand change, keep it within your salon lines but swap around to see what other companies are offering, the different ingredients in them could be what your hair is lacking.
Keep a wide tooth comb in the shower and comb it whilst the conditioner is in. Squeeze your hair dry with a towel instead of rubbing it dry vigorously.
Make sure all of your styling tools are on the lowest temperatures you can. This will vary for everyone with our different hair types. If you’re unsure what to set the temperature to call, your hair dresser and ask. But if they say 210 -230 degrees- get a second opinion, and always use a heat protector! Extreme heat can actually strip hair of its moisture. So BE CAREFUL!
Oh and GET A HAIR CUT! Wondering why I can’t get a comb through my hair was also due to the fact I also hadn’t had a decent hair cut in about 8 months. You can only treat the “split bits” so much before they need to be refreshed! You don’t need a lot taken off if you hate having haircuts like myself. A trim can be just enough to replenish and revitalize.
I can happily say after trying each of these tips my hair is much softer, more manageable and feeling a lot healthier Yay! Even though I may not look like a Victoria Secret model I’m definitely flicking my hair around like I am one ;)