Cold weather hair care tips to promote its health
by Katharine Asif – Editor, Cold weather hair care tips to promote its health
The air isn’t the only thing that gets dry during the winter - our hair does too. As moisture slowly leaves the air, so does the moisture in our strands.
This can leave our hair prone to split ends, breakage and, ultimately, hair thinning if we aren’t careful about looking after our hair and searching for the top haircare treatments. But don’t worry, we’ve put together a few tips to help you combat the winter weather and get the best salon-glossy locks.
Incorporate protective styles
If you are someone who likes to wear their hair down all of the time, you may want to reconsider during the colder months. Wearing protective hairstyles like buns or braids can help limit how much of your strands are exposed to the harsh air. This is an especially useful tip for individuals with very curly or kinky hair as those hair textures tend to lose moisture very quickly.
Increase deep condition days
By now, most people deep condition their hair. If you're not doing it already, you should start. Deep conditioning treatments are meant to penetrate your hair really deeply and give back much-needed hydration. The best conditioner will give lots of hydration helping with your hair strands’ elasticity and decreasing the chances of breakage. These treatments can also reduce frizz and promote shine. On the days that you don’t deep condition, consider using our Coco & Cherimoya Conditioner so you won’t overtreat your strands.
Limit certain clothing
As the weather gets colder, scarves, coats, hats and other cosy clothing essentials become staples in our closets. While you can wear these pieces, be aware of the effects they can have on your hair. Certain materials and fabrics like polyester can cause breakages. That’s why it’s important to be mindful of the fabrics that your hats, scarves, and anything that will touch your hair are made out of. Opt for silk, cotton or wool when you can because they're less harsh on your strands and keeps the moisture where it needs to be.
If you find yourself experiencing the effects of the weather change already and seeing an increased amount of hair loss, try these tips.
Hair loss medications
For both men and women who experience baldness or hair thinning, a solution like Minoxidil can help treat your situation. However, be aware that noticeable results won’t show up until around 3 to 5 months. So don’t worry if you don’t see results within the first week. Also, don’t forget to consult your doctor before starting a new medication.
If you aren’t a fan of medications, you can try natural ways to help promote hair growth. Rice water has many benefits and has been slowly gaining a lot of popularity. Essentially, the starch from rice water will help to coat your hair strands. Due to this, the durability and strength of your strands increase.
Castor oil has been around for a long time and with good reason. If you haven’t already made castor oil a staple product in your routine, you should consider doing so. Castor oil has been proven to promote healthy hair and the best part is, you don’t need a lot. Consistently using a few drops after washing and conditioning your strands for hydration and on your scalp for growth can have you seeing results in 4-6 weeks.
Avocado oil contains monosaturated fats, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants with all their healthy benefits. The best hair products will help to support well-hydrated hair, prevent dandruff and hair breakage and protect against environmental damage such as pollution, seawater and chlorine.
Manuka oil nourishes your scalp so avoiding it drying out. Combining antimicrobial and antibacterial properties which cleanse well and can prevent scalp irritation, it contributes hugely to restoring the balance of oils produced in your scalp.
Guava & Gold hair care products are some of the best treatments for dry, damaged hair and split ends. And all of our shampoo and conditioner duos contain natural, healthy oils including avocado and manuka oils as incorporating kind-to-hair ingredients in your products is a crucial step to having healthy, shiny hair.