Winter can be harsh on your skin and hair. The very low temperature and cool, dry air can wreak havoc on your locks, resulting in not just dry hair but also lots of frizz and static! No one wants that, and you sure don’t, right? There are a lot of hair care problems that arise during winter months but static is one of the most persistent ones. Make sure that you are prepared to face the cold, winter months and ensure that your hair looks vibrant as ever.
Hair loses moisture faster during winter because the cold air sucks that out of your hair. Hence, you need to double time on your efforts to attain moisture so it does not result in frizz and static. You can start with a specially formulated moisturising shampoo and conditioner. Also, you can reinforce that with a moisturising leave-in conditioner that will protect the cuticles from the cold, winter air so it retains its shine for longer and fight frizz.
Proper Deep Conditioning
Aside from the natural cold air drying up your hair, heat styling can add more damage and make hair more prone to frizz during winter time. Hair experts therefore recommend that you undergo heat-protection deep conditioning treatment regularly, if your hair is dealing with a serious case of frizz. Choose a conditioning product that contains nourishing ingredients such as vitamin E, pathenol, and aloe vera.
DIY Hair Treatments
Aside from the basic hair care tips above, there are other homemade and natural treatments that you can try to combat winter-induced frizz and static. Here are some of them:
• Wash your hair as you normally would and rinse it with water combined with any of the following products you can find in your kitchen: carbonated water, apple cider vinegar, or beer. Beer, to be specific, is a good choice of DIY treatment for your hair because it is packed with nutrients good for your hair, hereby protecting it from frizz.
• Create a natural hair mask by blending in the following ingredients: mayonnaise and avocado or coconut oil. Combine equal parts of avocado and mayo and mush them together until they reach a pasty consistency. Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp. Leave it there for a few minutes, preferably no less than 20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm and cold water. Meanwhile, the oil treatment starts with heating the olive or coconut oil and applying it to your hair for about half an hour. Use cold water to rinse it off. The nutrients from the oil will repair damage from frizz and coat every strand to fight off frizz.
What other tips can you add for dealing with winter static and cold-induced frizz?