You’ve probably struggled with the chapped and dry lips during the winter months, really who hasn’t? Most of us tend to notice that our skin reacts a bit differently when the weather starts to get cold. But your skin isn’t the only thing that needs a little extra TLC during the wintertime, your hair does too! Keeping your hair and scalp healthy this winter should be a priority for you, because who doesn’t want healthy hair and scalp? Well, we know you do and your hair is also faced with some different challenges and elements during the winter months, so we’re sharing some tips to help make sure you’re keeping your hair and scalp healthy this winter.
Easy On The Heat
Look, we get it…you want your hair to look great regardless of the time of year. But because the air is so dry and our hair and scalp tend to follow in the dry factor, it’s suggested to cut back on heated styling tools as much as you can. This isn’t to say you can’t use them at all, but try to use them as minimally as possible. Since your hair is vulnerable, dry and maybe even on the brittle side adding heat to it can cause even more damage to occur.
Revisit Your Hair Care Products
Just like most of us tend to have different skin care products for different seasons, many experts suggest doing the same thing for our hair care routine. Our hair is able to take more of the harsh hair care products during the summer and fall months, but because the air gets so dry during the winter months our hair has a tendency of following suit and can end up very dry and brittle as well. The products that we use can either help or hurt this fact. Most experts suggest airing on the side of products that are heavier in consistency and creamier, they tend to be much more moisturizing. While in the summer months we look for products that are lightweight, that’s not really the ideal situation for winter. In addition, many suggest aiming for products that are geared towards hydrating your hair and on the milder side (some even think it’s worth considering going sulfate free).
Massage Your Scalp
Don’t forget that having healthy hair, isn’t just about the actual strands of hair…your scalp needs some attention too. Experts continue to share the importance of doing scalp massages, it’s something you can go and get done by a professional or just DIY it when you’re at home. It’s been found that massaging your scalp on a regular basis can really help to get the blood flowing and circulation in your scalp functioning at a better rate. Essentially, a scalp massage is stimulating your scalp – kind of waking it up to get it functioning the way it’s supposed to.
Of course, don’t forget to get into a routine of utilizing a hair masque on a regular basis. It’s worth looking for a masque that’s specifically formulated to add moisture into your hair.