How to take care of your hair in the cold season?

Hair is the most fragile symbol of female beauty. Trying to always look spectacular, we loose strands over clothes and refuse hats, abuse hot styling, or simply choose the wrong means. Thin, consisting of water and proteins, hair primarily reacts to external factors.

It is important to observe the change of season in hair care. Today we will tell you how to properly care for your hair in the winter to keep it smooth, thick and healthy.

 

Why does hair need special care in the cold season?

Hair instantly reacts to temperature changes, ultraviolet light, air humidity, as well as to a deficiency of vitamins in the body. The cold period is marked by a sharp change in the situation, which is immediately reflected in the appearance. And there are factors that affect the condition of the hair in winter and autumn.

  • Lack of headgear.

A huge number of women are afraid to spoil the image and even in severe frosts refuse to wear a hat. From the cold, the vessels at the roots of the hair shrink, and the body, defending itself, builds up a subcutaneous layer of fat. All this interferes with normal blood circulation and the delivery of nutrients to the hair roots. As a result - total loss and even baldness.

  • Loose hair in the cold.

The hat is not for everyone and just makes the image not spectacular enough. To show our femininity, we leave hair on top of our clothes and they suffer from this. 15% of the water in the composition of the hair freezes in the cold and they crack, and if the hair was not completely dried after washing, then the damage will be significant. As a result, the hair becomes brittle, the general appearance is depleted and all the tips are split.

  • Dry air in the room.

Air dried by heating makes hair dull and wilted, it is especially dangerous if the humidity in the room drops below 30%.

  • Hats.

Between health and short-term beauty, we advise you to choose the former. But in winter, excessive oiliness of the scalp due to wearing a hat is inevitable. There is a greenhouse effect and everyone suffers from itching, dandruff, and the need to wash their hair daily.

  • Avitaminosis of the body.

In winter, there is a noticeable lack of vitamins B, A, C, D and E. All of them play an important role in the structure of the hair and the nutrition of the hair follicle. Therefore, the deterioration of the appearance and condition of the hair is often associated with the internal state of the body.

 

 

Rules for protecting hair in the cold season

  1. Wear a headdress - a hat, a scarf, at least a hood.

  2. Choose a hat only from natural materials and take it off indoors.

  3. Hide hair under outerwear, do not expose to frost.

  4. Minimize the use of a hair dryer and curling iron - the hair is already overdried.

  5. Plan ahead to wash and style your hair to avoid temperature fluctuations. Hair should cool down after hot styling.

  6. Use humidifiers in the room where you spend the most time.

  7. Choose an anti-dandruff shampoo that will effectively deal with excess sebum from using a hat.

  8. Take care of your hair with salon procedures or at home, using nourishing products and enhanced thermal protection.

  9. Use antistatic agents and use wooden combs to avoid electrifying hair.

  10. Drink plenty of fluids, eat nutritious foods, and take extra vitamins.

 

 

Salon hair care procedures in the cold season

We all try to take care of our hair, spend a lot of time and money on products that still do not bring the expected result. In the cold season, hair is most at risk and home care is no longer enough. Professional procedures in the salon will help to protect and nourish the curls as much as possible. In addition, it will take only a few hours, and the hair is guaranteed to retain radiance and strength for a long time.

 

What SPA hair care do salons offer in winter?

  • Hyaluronic acid fillers.

Universal ambulance for damaged hair. Hyaluronic acid perfectly attracts and retains moisture, and also eliminates brittleness - what you need for overdried hair in winter.

  • Botox for hair

Protects against electrification of hair, fills damaged areas with proteins, thereby compacting the hair structure. The composition of the product is selected by the master based on the condition, and the procedure gives a cumulative effect, so it is better to start doing hair Botox in advance.

  • Oil wraps

Argan, coconut, burdock, caraway, apricot, grape oils nourish the hair in the best way. This is a real spa treatment, with essential aromas and relaxation, after which the hair is saturated with all the missing elements. And the master, with the help of professional tools, will make the consequences of the “fat” procedure invisible.

  • Hair keratinization

Gives hair elasticity and smoothness. Keratin envelops the hair, creating a protective barrier against external factors. After keratinization, the hair does not lose moisture, does not fluff and becomes resistant to creases, and the effect lasts for six months.

  • Scrubs and peels of the scalp

They help to effectively eliminate dandruff and restore the correct PH balance of the scalp, which is so necessary during the period of warm hats. The composition of professional scrubs includes vitamins D and group B, with a 40-minute massage, they penetrate deeply to the follicles, and blood circulation improves. After the procedure, the hair becomes less greasy, growth accelerates, and the components of care cosmetics are better absorbed.

 

 

 

The choice of products for the care of different types of hair

Winter hair care is somewhat different from the usual, as we already understood, you need to focus on nutrition. It is recommended to use the following tools:

  • - Intensive cleansing shampoo;

  • - Balm after shampoo to withstand longer than usual;

  • - Nourishing masks once a week based on protein, oils and vitamins;

  • - Leave-in serum after washing;

  • - Moisturizing sprays with thermal water.

At the same time, for different types of scalp and hair structure, the specifics of winter hair cosmetics are somewhat different.

 

How to care for curly hair in winter?

Curly hair has a porous structure, the tips are usually dry and broken, so they suffer the most in winter. They need to be treated every day with indelible oil-based serums. On curls, masks with a protein composition should be applied 1-2 times a week. A mandatory item is to hide strands under clothes in severe frost.

To avoid frizz on curly hair after a hat, it is important to use anti-static sprays.

 

 

Products for oily hair

Owners of oily scalp in the cold period should do cleansing hair peels, as well as daily head massages.

Despite the “nourishing” recommendations, for oily hair care in winter it is better to abandon oil masks so as not to aggravate dandruff and the density of the skin fat layer. This will interfere with normal blood circulation and nutrition of the follicles. An alternative to oils can be ampoules with vitamin cocktails for hair roots or for the entire length.

 

Means for protecting dry hair from the cold

Dry hair does not retain moisture well, so for them in winter you should choose products with hyaluronic acid in the composition. Use moisturizing shampoos and balms with vitamins of group B, as well as A, D, E, accompanied by regular combing at the roots to stimulate the growth and nutrition process. Leave-in sprays will also help protect curls from the cold, but with finishing stylers, you can not overdo it so as not to clog the hair structure.

 

Winter products for combined hair

In the cold season, combined hair becomes oily at the roots, but dehydrated at the ends. Therefore, care should follow special rules:

  • - Apply the cleansing shampoo only to the roots and do not rub into the tips.

  • - Apply nourishing masks once a week, from the middle of the hair to the tips.

  • - Rub vitamin complexes into the roots, use amino acid serums for the scalp after washing.

  • - Treat the ends with oil finishes.

  • - Reduce the use of hair dryers and flat irons.

 

 

Types of care for dyed hair in the cold season

Dyed hair has already suffered from dyes and is more susceptible to external factors. Bleached hair is more depleted and too thin. Cold wind, low sun and low temperatures affect color, color fastness, and also worsen the condition of the strands. Therefore, it is worth choosing special products for the winter care of dyed hair.

  1. Dyed hair in winter must be protected from external factors with the help of lamination or glossing. The scales will close, will not lose moisture, and the hair will become elastic and protected from color washout.

  2. The composition of care cosmetics should include proteins and polymers - they will become a protective barrier for hair and retain color.

  3. Use leave-in creams and sprays with sun protection.

  4. Give preference to lines for dry hair, containing vitamin F.

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