The winter months can put your hair and scalp under a lot of stress. Here are some key tips and tricks to keep your hair and scalp healthy during winter
1. Protect your hair from the elements
Cold, wet winter weather can take its toll on your hair. The most effective and practical way to protect your hair from the elements is to cover your head with a hat or scarf, but make sure that it’s not too tight, as this will restrict the circulation in your scalp.
While it protects your hair, wearing a winter hat can also lead to a build up of sweat that could irritate the scalp.
So make sure you use an anti-dandruff shampoo to stop dandruff in its tracks before flakes start to appear.
2. Keep your hair and scalp hydrated
If you’re dehydrated on the inside, it will show on the outside too so make sure you drink plenty of water to help keep your hair and scalp hydrated.
Using Head & Shoulders Instant Dry Scalp Shampoo moisturises a dry scalp caused by winter weather and temperature fluctuations between indoors and outdoors.
3. Avoid over-styling your hair
Limit your use of tools like hair dryers and curling tongs, as the heat can dry out your hair and scalp, increasing the risk of damage.
Struggling with heat-damaged hair? Try Repair & Care Shampoo.
4. Have your hair trimmed regularly
Whether you have long or short hair, winter weather can make the ends of your hair dry and brittle. Regular trims will keep your hair in good condition and reduce the chance of split ends.
5. Wash your hair in warm or cool water
It might be tempting in the colder months to turn the water temperature up, but try to avoid washing your hair in very hot water – use warm or cool water to avoid damage.
Hot water can dry out your hair and damage the delicate skin on your scalp, which may be extra sensitive during the winter.
6. Don’t leave home with wet hair
Take the extra time to blow-dry your hair. Try a hair dryer that adapts temperature to avoid damage or let it dry naturally before going outside. In cold weather your hair will take a long time to dry – and if your hair freezes, you risk breakage and split ends.
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