My Geek Score: In winter, cold, dry air is not your hair’s best ally. It can make them frizzy and dull. During this period, your hair is more fragile and dry. Therefore, the main thing for you will be to fight against this drought and, more particularly, to pay more attention to your points.
There are many elements that you must take into account. In addition to the cold, the wind, sudden changes in temperature, humidity, the use of hats, etc. Therefore, today we bring you some essential tips to care for and protect your hair and prevent it from spoiling this winter season of the year.
Favor Protective Hairstyles
Opt for a protective hairstyle with or without extension. You can choose the right protective hairstyle according to your hair. The objective is to avoid breakage, handling, prevent the wind from weakening your hair, and protect your ends.
Choose a Hairstyle that gives you easy access to your Scalp.
Multiple hairstyles are available to you, such as Vanilla (Twist), Plaits (Braids), Vanilla or Glued Mats (Flat Twist or Flat Braid), Chignons (Buns), braids with additions, or even wigs. But before even thinking about doing the hairstyle of your choice, you will need to create a unique winter care routine.
Do Deep Care
The deep treatment is a treatment that will act in depth once applied to your hair. Masks sold in stores or homemade masks, choose them with components based on rich vegetable oils such as castor oil or vegetable kinds of butter such as Shea butter to be as rich as possible. You can apply your hair mask at least once a week or every ten days at most.
For those with damaged or chemically treated hair, add a protein mask to your deep treatment.
- Mix Shea butter and mango in a bowl, then melt for a few seconds in a double boiler.
- Add one or two oils of your choice and your favorite nourishing conditioner or mask.
- Mix everything until you get a creamy, smooth, and thick cream.
- Apply the mask to your hair, previously moistened, and separate it into several sections for ease.
- Leave the mask on for 1 hour or more, preferably under a heated cap or another heat source for more efficiency.
- Then rinse thoroughly.
Hydrate and Nourish your hair every day
Hydration is one of the essential elements for the excellent health of Frizzy hair, particularly in winter. But to avoid head colds and shrinkage, it is best to hydrate them at night.
For this, three elements will be essential to you: Water, oil or butter, and nourishing cream. Using these three elements together is called the LOC Method (Liquid Oil Cream). This is a hydration method that allows hair to be hydrated for longer. It is much more effective than the simple fact of spraying the hair with water because it locks the hydration in the hair shaft, which will prevent the water from evaporating quickly. The hair will therefore dry out less quickly.
When this method is used with a protective hairstyle, you can keep your hair hydrated for a few days without needing to re-hydrate it every day.
Frizzy hair or with small density are those that suffer the most from the consequences of the cold.
The low winter temperatures affect our skin, which becomes dry; our lips, which are cracked; and our hair, which dulls, curls, and is damaged. Frizzy hair or with small density are the ones that suffer the most from the consequences of the cold, but some remedies can reduce this impact. The dehydration caused by the difference between the outer atmosphere and dry heating systems is one of the most significant drawbacks. It also influences the excess of humidity when it rains or snows and the use of scarves or hats, which accentuates the mischievousness of the hair and causes tangles.
Apply water or a water-based leave-in product to moisturize your hair.
Seal with the vegetable oil of your choice. Be aware that the consistency of the oil will allow more extended hydration. The water being trapped by the oil in your hair. And finally, seal again with butter or hair cream.
Take a course of Food Supplements.
In winter, our diet is less varied in fruits and vegetables. Taking a 3-month course of food supplements will allow you to replace the nutrients missing from our diet and necessary for your hair to grow.
Disclaimer: The above article should be considered as an informative post only. Consult your Physician before using the remedies.