It’s the end of August. Kids are heading back to school and the days have gotten shorter since mid-July. The end of summer is also the end of warm weather, and while you may think the cold only affects the environment around us, the cold does a number of things to our appearance as well. Read on about what types of changes your hair goes through as the days get colder.
As the temperature drops, so does the moisture in the air. The humid days of summer are in the past and the dry, winter air takes over. The air in the winter has the power to suck all the moisture and hydration from your hair leaving it feeling dry. This will also leave your hair looking dull and dreary.
To counteract this, make sure you’re getting as much hydration in your hair as possible. Aveda’s Dry Remedy line is amazing for winter dryness. Using hair oil in the wintertime and deep condition with a masque once a week will help you to shiny, healthy hair even in the winter.
Even though keeping your hair nice and moisturized is going to help its overall health, your ends are likely to split during these colder times. To help prevent as much breakage as possible, it’s recommended to stay away from heat styling. If you much use hot tools, get a good heat protection. For blow-drying, invest in a good serum like Smooth Infusion’s Naturally Straight. For curling irons and flat irons, MoroccanOil’s heat protecting spray will work.
With the lack of humidity and all the drying out your hair is going to face, you may lose a little more than normal on daily hair loss. Its okay, you’re not balding. Your hair is just really dry and breaks a little more easily. An easy way to help is just to keep your hair hydrated. This includes the inside as much as the outside. Drink plenty of water and make sure you use products to bring back moisture and hydration into your hair.
The winter time can be a tough one on our hair. From drying it out to creating all sorts of static, it can take a toll. As long as you take the proper precautions, pay attention to any changes your hair may go through, and take the right steps, you’ll have healthy, shiny hair all through the New Year!