*Winter Haircare Tips 2019

Sunday, January 13, 2019
Image from Glaminati
Winter can be a particularly tough time to maintain silky smooth hair as exposure to the cold elements will reduce the moisture in your hair, often leading to damage. On top of this you may be blow drying your hair more often which can cause further harm. All this dry air leads to split ends and dandruff which can be a nightmare! Here are some actions you can take to help prevent damage and care for your hair to keep it looking beautiful in winter.

Cut Down on Heavy Heat Styling 
Gone are the days where you can let your hair dry quickly in the sun, letting your hair dry naturally will take a long time and could put you at risk of catching a cold. When the temperatures outside are cold it’s easy to want to use more heated tools, but you need to use these carefully to prevent hair damage. If it’s warm inside then you’re better air drying, if not then only use a hair dryer on a low setting, don’t hold it to close to your scalp and be patient. If you usually use a curling iron, try out some natural curls and waves or a ponytail.

Shampoo Less Often 
If you usually wash your hair every day and find you have dry hair, try cutting down washing it to every two or three days. Washing your hair too frequently will strip your hair of its natural oils and reduce its moisture, leaving it dry and more likely to become damaged. By extending the period between washes to two days, your hair will keep more moisture and remain healthier. If leaving it two days between washes does not show any improvement, try three days. If you don’t want to leave it that long you can try using a very small amount of shampoo or simply just using condition when washing your hair.

Reduce Hair Dye 
The winter is a good time to give your hair a break from dyeing and bleaching. Blonde or platinum hair does look amazing but it can damage your hair at a time when it’s particularly vulnerable in the winter months. If want to mix up you colours then clip in hair extensions work great as an alternative to dyeing, or you can stick to darker colours until the weather is better.

Stay hydrated 
Your body needs to stay hydrated and so does your hair to remain shiny and prevent split ends. You won’t find yourself feeling as thirsty in the cooler months, but you need to keep drinking a lot of water to help encourage hair health and general good health. Drinking water also helps prevent skin dryness which causes scalp itchiness and dandruff in the cold weather.

Wear the Right Hat 
Wearing the right hat can really make the different in an outfit, and they’re also a great way of protecting your hair from the harsh cold winds. Try to wear a hat with a silk lining, silk is hypoallergenic and helps to prevent hair damage, whilst rough fabrics like cotton can actually cause breakages. If you don’t have a silk lining, try placing a silk scarf underneath the hat so that it keeps your hair protected.

Don’t Go Outside with Damp Hair 
Not only will wet hair put you at risk of getting a chill, it can cause a lot of damage to your hair. If it’s too cold then your hair could even freeze and put it at a high risk of breakage. Double check that your hair is dry before leaving the house to help prevent damage.

Do you have any haircare tips or product recommendations? 

*This is a sponsored post
*Image from Pinterest

14 comments

  1. Without a doubt the best thing to do for your hair is to ignore it. Don't wash it, don't heat style it all the time, use minimal, good quality products! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    ReplyDelete
  2. I always find it odd that people leave the house with wet hair. It’s something I’ve never done other than stand in the garden x

    ReplyDelete
  3. I agree with so many of these points. 🌸💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I don't really do anything different to my hair any time of year but these are great tips.

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Looking after your hair is so important!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love the winter because I can wash my hair less and just put a wooly hat on x

    ReplyDelete
  7. I need to condition a lot in winter, my hair gets dry so easily in the cold. I definitely think staying hydrated makes a big difference though x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm really bad when it comes to my hair. I subject it to my straighteners every day and dye it regularly too.

    ReplyDelete
  9. So many good tips. I need to start looking after my hair!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love using a hair mask, especially in Winter!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I really need to remind myself to drink more! I am trying to drink green tea and a cup of lemon water in the morning so hoping that will help!

    Daisy xoxo
    TheDeeWhoLived

    ReplyDelete
  12. My only tips for haircare is give your hair what it needs, when it needs it. Personally, a strict routine doesn’t help my hair. If it’s greasy, I won’t keep using shampoo that adds lots of moisture so I’m constantly switching up my hair care!

    Melanie || www.melaniewithanie.com x

    ReplyDelete
  13. Ohh some great tips. I’m a bit guilty of going out with damp hair.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. I’m going to try the tip with the hat. I’ve never heard of that before.

    ReplyDelete

Feel free to leave me a comment, I read all of them!

If you would like to contact me with a question or PR information email me at: heathernixon4@gmail.com