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It's fall and that means pumpkin lattes and earlier sunsets as we approach the holiday season. It also means colder weather and harsh temperatures which can cause havoc on your hair - here are a few tips to keep your hair healthy and gorgeous all winter along.
Moisturize Your Hair
It's common for hair to turn dry and brittle during the colder months. Pick a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner in order to nourish your hair. It may also be a good idea to apply a deep condition treatment once a week if your hair is extra damaged. Another alternative is to apply a hair oil (like argan oil or Agadir oil) to clean, damp hair making sure to pay extra attention to the ends.
Wash Less Often
Daily shampooing will dry your hair out faster during the winter months. Try to wash your hair once every few days or even once a week if you can handle it. Your natural oils are actually good for your hair and will keep your hair moisturized and nourished.
Brush daily with a boar bristle brush in order to distribute the oils from the scalp all the way to the ends. If your hair gets greasy you can use a dry shampoo product between shampoos in order to keep your locks fresh. When you do wash your hair, use a sulfate-free shampoo which is more gentle compared to the traditional more sudsier shampoo.
Get Frequent Trims
Getting frequent trims is crucial in order to keep your hair looking healthy and split-end free. Try to aim for a trim every six to eight weeks.
Blow Dry Less Frequently
Excessive heat styling can easily damage hair that's already frizzy and dry. Try to limit heat styling to once a week and use professional grade appliances for best results. According to Shop Hair Dryers, a hair dryer review resource, the best professional blow dryers utilize tourmaline technology which will help to smooth strands and decrease static and frizziness. Always use a heat protectant spray in order to protect the integrity of your hair.
Avoid Hot Water
It's natural to crave a really hot shower when it's freezing outside but if you colour your hair you'll definitely want to avoid this since hot water can fade your colour faster. Instead opt for luke-warm water. If you're up for the challenge try rinsing your conditioner off with cold water in order to seal your cuticle for extra shiny locks.