Feel that chill? Have layers of clothing on to keep you warm? Not unusual, February is the coldest month of the year! And even though we all look forward to those occasional bursts of warm air and sunlight, the drying combination of cold outside weather and indoor heat can be devastating to our hair! Here are a few steps everyone can take to keep your hair looking fabulous through the rest of winter.
Protect your hair from the cold!
Never go outside with damp hair. Hair shafts expand in the cold and has an increased possibility of breakage. Also, you can catch a cold! So be sure that your hair is completely dry before leaving the house!
Keep your winter hat handy. Most winter hats are made from rough fabrics – think of all those fabulous hand knit caps – which can help cause split ends and breakage. Wrapping your hair in a scarf works, or take an old blouse and cut it to line the inside of your hat(s).
Over-styling and dry indoor heat provide a double dose of dry when it comes to your hair and scalp. Pull back on over-styling during winter months to keep a healthy scalp. Drinking plenty of water also helps keep you hydrated – including your hair and scalp.