Baby, it’s cold outside. It’s snowing, or rainy, or windy. You know, it’s winter! And if you weren’t sure, check your Instagram or Facebook feed. I’m sure there’s quite a few weather forecasts floating around.
Just because you’re suffering with all of the freezing temperatures, why should your hair suffer too? It really shouldn’t! Don’t let the winter weather break down your hair & make it look unhealthy. So today I have a few things you can do to maintain that beautiful mane through the winter months.
7 tips for winter hair care
Hair tossed around by the wind & getting all ratted up isn’t healthy. But we want to stay cute! Braids are a perfect solution during the winter months. It’s cute & your hair won’t be beaten up as much. I shared three different ways to braid your hair over at Rags to Stitches this week, you can check out the tutorial there!
I know what you’re thinking. But your ears will be cold! Not if you have some super cute ear warmers! Then you can rock your regular top knot, you hair is protected, and your ears are warm. I got the braided ear warmer I’m wearing courtesy of the Knitting Nannies.
They really make sense. Keep your head warm & your hair safe? Yes please! But really, by wearing a hat you are protecting your hair from the wind & ice & snow or rain. You can also try wearing a hat with a side braid or ponytail (like the ones I shared above) to keep it all wrapped up.
In winter the weather drys you out. It drys your skin, your lips, and even your hair. So keeping it moisturized is a must! This Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion comes highly recommended. I have used this Orofluido Elixir and it made my hair so soft & silky! Ouidad also has some amazing products. They cater to women with curly hair, but anyone can use it. This moisturizing styling gel would be a great one for winter.
Going along with the fact that your hair will dry out during winter, it is probably good to give it a good deep condition every once in a while, depending on how dry it is. You could head to the salon or DIY that baby at home. Ouidad has a good 12 minute deep treatment.
Lay off the Heat
It’s actually a tough balancing act. You don’t want to subject your hair to more heat than necessarily which means more air drying, but you don’t really want to let your hair air dry because you don’t want to be sick during the winter months! Try washing your hair less (enter dry shampoo – here’s a good one) and blow drying a bit at the roots at night & sleeping with a braid.
Say what? Static guard? Yep. You know when your hair gets all static-y and you look a little bit like Medusa. Just me? Well try spraying a little static guard on that bad boy, patting it down & rockin it. Sounds crazy, but it’ll work!
Well, that pretty much sums it up! I hope these are helpful tips during these very cold winter months. Have any tips of your own? Leave them in the comments!