If you have thin hair, you know how awful winters can be. Between the heat indoors and the cold outdoors, thin hair has little chance at protecting itself from harsh conditions. But before you tuck your hair into a bun and hide it under a beanie all winter, consider a few healthy hair options. It is possible to keep your thinning hair healthy during the winter. Here are a few tips that hair care professionals swear by to keep thinning hair in great shape throughout the season.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Everyone knows that the dry, cold weather can be detrimental to thinning hair. On top of that, when everyone is turning up the heat indoors, your hair’s moisture level can become almost nonexistent. That’s why hydration is so important during the winter months. Try to find hydrating shampoos and conditioners that contain ingredients like Shea Butter or Argan Oil for the best results.
Get Rid of the Chemicals
Any unnecessary chemicals that are used in your hair products will just dry your hair out and create more of a problem during the colder months. Try to use organic products that only use natural and pure ingredients. There’s no reason for crazy fragrances or unnatural ingredients. Remember to check your styling products as well as your shampoos and conditioners. Even a strong hold hairspray shouldn’t contain sulfates, parabens, or glycol.
Try a Shorter Cut
This could sound crazy to some who love their long locks, but a shorter cut during the winter could be a great solution to thinning hair. While you may not be in love with the idea, the facts are clear. Shorter haircuts are easier to maintain during the colder months and longer hair will dry out much faster.
A Quick Cold Rinse
Let’s face it, no one wants to take a cold shower during the winter. However, hot water showers aren’t necessarily great for your hair or your scalp. Enjoy the hot shower but remember to do a quick cold rinse on your hair and scalp before you hop out. You’ll notice the difference! For more tips on proper hair care this winter, contact the professionals at Hair ResQ.
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