February 2018 — Your Winter Hair Care Must List
Is your hair feeling the effects of the cold, dry winter air? Don’t fret — there are several ways to combat the harsh effects that winter has on your hair. Here are a few of our favorites:
Dry It Right: Drying your hair out completely can be a pain, especially if you have long hair. However, you should never put your hair up while it is still damp. Damp hair and scalps attract a lot of problems like dandruff, breakage and split ends. The best way to dry your hair is to gently squeeze the excess moisture out with a towel and then use a blow dryer on the cool setting. If you are using hot air to speed things up, ensure you are holding the dryer at least 8 inches away from your hair. (Above, blowout by Annaliese)
Condition Correctly: Your hair needs all the moisture it can get during the winter months, which makes conditioning a vital part of your hair care routine. Using hair oils and deep conditioning packs at least once a week is essential for maintaining the health of your hair. Always apply conditioner from the mid-lengths to the ends of your hair. Concentrate on the ends as they are the oldest and most damaged parts of your hair. Leave the conditioner in for a few minutes, then rinse it out with cool or lukewarm water.End your wash with cool water as this will seal in the moisture and leave your hair feeling smooth and looking lustrous. (Above, winter hair care picks by Krystal Burns)
Control Frizz: One of the most annoying things about winter is all of the static. To tackle this, use a vented hair brush that has a combination of plastic and boar bristles while combing your hair. Wash your hair only with lukewarm water, not hot water, as the latter will strip away the natural oils that protect and nourish your hair. Apply a leave-in conditioner to keep your hair smooth. (Above, hair by Natalia)
As always, if you have questions about the health of your hair, consult your Scottfree stylist. Your stylist knows your hair and its specific needs — and can create a program that’s personalized just for you.