Some women love their hair in the winter. With less humidity, the frizzies may be an issue of summer days gone by. Other women find their hair brittle and unmanageable in the dry winter months. Whatever your seasonal hair story may be, there are some universal tips for healthy hair that you should know. And lucky for you, we’re sharing them here today.
Tip #1: Concentrate Shampoo on your Scalp
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends using shampoo primarily on your scalp. This is where your hair is oiliest and needs cleansing. While strands can also benefit from shampoo, massage shampoo into your scalp and then let strands get the trickle effect rather than shampooing all of your hair together.
Tip #2: Concentrate Conditioner on your Tips
The AAD also suggests only using conditioner on the tips of your hair. Hair closer to the scalp can become limp from conditioner rather than giving you the body you want. Tips need conditioning the most to avoid dryness and cracking.
Tip #3: Use Shampoos and Conditioners Designed for your Hair Type
Super fine hair needs a different formula than ultra thick hair. Same goes for color treated hair versus hair that trends oily. Scope out various shampoos and conditioners that are calibrated for your hair type to get the best results.
Tip #4: Don’t Shampoo your Hair Every Day
Unless you have extremely oily hair, don’t use shampoo daily. You can either cover your hair in the shower to avoid getting it wet or just rinse your hair to break up some of the oil but not strip your hair of its natural moisture. Also, wash less to preserve color treated hair.
Tip #5: Condition Hair with Every Wash
Every time you shampoo your hair, you should also condition it. It’s like wearing moisturizer on your face, which you probably apply twice a day. Your hair needs hydration through a nourishing conditioner so never skip this step.
Tip #6: Use Nut Oils for Beautiful Hair
Nut oils are among the best ingredients for your hair. They are ripe with nutrients that your hair will soak up for a more radiant look. Apply as a pre-shampoo or a deep conditioner. You can also use nut oils for styling. Some of the best nut oils for hair include coconut oil, kukui nut oil, argan oil and macadamia nut oil.
Tip #7: Brush Hair starting at the Tips
Don’t pull knots through your hair by starting at the top. Rather, brush the tips of your hair first and then work your way up your strands until you’ve reached your scalp. This will make it easier for you and not add more tangles.
Tip #8: Sleep on Satin Pillows
Cotton strips your hair of moisture and can cause you to sweat more. Satin pillow cases help maintain natural moisture without leading to greasiness. Satin will also make your blowout last longer.
Tip #9: Make a Bad Hair Day work for You
We all have bad hair days but you don’t have to let it ruin your day completely. Surrender to your bad hair day by using it to your advantage. Go for a messy look with short haircuts or create a disorderly mod bun with longer hair. Use clips or pins to help keep your untidy do in place. Own it and move on.
Tip #10: Get Regular Haircuts
Keep your hair style fresh and your tips trimmed with regular haircuts. It will make your hair healthier and look more polished. Plus, it’s always nice to have someone else style your hair every now and then.
We wish you healthy, beautiful, vibrant hair today and every day!!