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How to care for your hair this winter

By Alex

It seems like only last week we were discussing haircare tips for the summer. Just as the seasons change it is important to change up things like your skincare routine and how you care for your hair.

Summer is a great time of year, swimming, barbecues and long days in the sun but it can all take its toll on your hair. The heat can dry it out a little and the chlorine and salt can mean your hair might need some tender love and care. Today we’re telling you how to care for your hair thought-out the colder months and to restore it from the summer just gone.

Get a trim

Getting your haircut is one of the most important steps to keeping your hair healthy. The daily wear and tear we put our hair through such as heat styling, brushing and the use of chemicals can cause your hair to become dry and brittle and can even cause the hair to split at the ends.

Ensuring you trim your hair on a regular basis will remove those split ends, if you do not do this it can leave your hair prone to further breakage.
H2: Keep it moisturised
As the weather starts to get colder you might notice that your hair and skin can become a little dry whilst they’re adjusting to the change in temperature. Just as it’s important to keep your skin hydrated, you need to do the same to the hair.

We advise that you use conditioner when you wash your hair to lock in the moisture, and then try a deep conditioning treatment or hair mask on a weekly basis. Ensuring your hair is moisturised and hydrated properly will help to prevent brittle hair which is prone to breakage.

Minimise the heat

Minimising heat usage is something you should try to do throughout the year, not just when the seasons are changing. Using products such as hair dryers, straighteners, and curling irons frequently can damage the hair. The heat can dry the hair and cause it to become damaged and prone to breakage.

We recommend letting your hair dry naturally overnight to minimise daily heat usage as well as trying different hairstyles, such as braids that can be worn overnight to create heat free waves.

Change up your daily hairstyle

Wearing frequently tight hairstyles can in some cases actually lead to hair loss, this type of hair loss is called traction alopecia. Traction alopecia can happen over a longer period of time, putting your hair under constant tension can cause the hair to fall out.

The hair loss happens gradually due to the pulling force applied to the hair. It’s important to change your hairstyle on a daily basis to stop this from happening.

Get your routine down

Having a haircare routine is an important part of taking care of your hair, it doesn’t have to be a complex routine it can be as simple as wash and condition three times a week, use a hair mask once a week and keep heat styling down to twice weekly. You can then decide if you want to add in some extras such as using a hair oil after washing and a protecting spray before using heat.

 

A simple routine will be something you can easily remember and will help you stick to caring for your hair on a daily basis, resulting in perfectly healthy hair.
If you would like more information on hair loss please contact us today for a no obligation consultation.

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