For those living in cold-weather climates, snow, cold, and wind can wreak havoc on your hair. But with a few key precautions, you can keep your hair looking good, no matter how extreme the weather may be.
Protect it from the wind
When the wind is whipping around, it can tangle hair big time. Wear a hat or scarf to help keep it in place.
Wear it up
When fragile ends are tucked and controlled, it keeps them from exposure to the elements. This also keeps hair from tangling in the wind. Ladies, try a top knot, French twist or milkmaid braids to keep hair swept up.
Don't let winter get you down. Protect your hair with these simple tips.
Turn down the heat
Over-drying of hair (and skin!) can occur when shower water is too hot—even if it feels good during the cold winter months. Try to use warm to tepid water instead.
Cut down on use of heat-styling tools
As with hot water, excess heat from styling tools can dry hair more in the winter when the air is dry. Try to use blow dryers, curling irons, and flat irons less often, and be sure to use proper heat protection when you do use them. Products like Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum or Awapuhi Wild Ginger Styling Treatment Oil provide a much-needed protective layer to your hair while also smoothing frizz.
Hydration is key
Moisturizing is essential in dry, cold air. Be sure to treat your hair with a deep conditioner at least once or twice a week during the winter. Paul Mitchell Instant Moisture Treatment will hydrate thirsty hair and combat dry strands. To help keep static at bay, try a leave-in conditioner such as Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Moisture Mist or The Conditioner.
With these tips, your hair will be at its best, even in the worst of weather.