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8 Ways To Avoid Dry Hair This Winter
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8 Ways To Avoid Dry Hair This Winter

8 Ways To Avoid Dry Hair This Winter

As much as we love sweater weather, pumpkin everything and blondes going back to the dark side, there is one thing that the cold weather is not good for and that is keeping our hair healthy and full.

There are several reasons our hair is drier in the winter and I’m here to help solve some of those problems.

First things first, get regular trims every 8-10 weeks. The best way to help prevent further breakage and split ends is to give your hair a fresh blunt edge. This will keep existing split ends from running up the hair shaft and further damaging the cuticle.

Only use purple shampoo or clarifying shampoos once a month. Both products have purpose for sure but can be exceptionally drying when over used.

Bi-weekly deep conditioning treatments are important. Whether you do them at home or treat yourself in the salon, your hair will certainly thank you for it!

Keratin/protein treatments such as a Brazilian Blowout will also help. These treatments will add that keratin/protein back into the hair and physically seal the cuticle down around it resulting in shiny, smooth goodness. Treatments also drastically cut down on dry time and frizz.

Wash your hair once or twice a week. When you wash your hair every day, your scalp learns to make more sebum (oil). If you’re currently washing every day, start by taking one wash at a time away so you and your scalp can get used to your new routine and use dry shampoo on your non-wash days.

Make sure to use salon quality products, including shampoo and conditioner. This can not be stressed enough. There is a black market for hair and skin products. Some online retailers will sell you the “same” product for less because although the packaging is the same, the product is literally watered down.

Use less heat. If you do use hot tools on your hair 1) always use a heat protectant and 2) give your hair a break on down days.

Lastly but certainly not least, use hair oil. If you’re thinking “My hair is too thin, it’ll look greasy!”, don’t worry. Even on fine and/or thin hair you can and should still be using a light oil such as Kevin Murphy Young Again Oil on your mids to ends, never at the root.

Your hair is the crown that you never take off so take care of it as such and it won’t go unnoticed.

Written by Lauren Grimsley, Colorist, Bridal Hair and Makeup Artist, Alya Salon & Spa

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