Winter Hair Health

­With summer over and winter quickly approaching, it’s time to swap sunhats for scarves. Cold temperatures, strong winds and rain, not to mention indoor heating, can feel like it’s wreaking havoc on your hair. Here’s a few tips to keep your hair in top condition this winter.

Sleep on a Silk Pillow case

You don’t need to be a princess to sleep on silk. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase will reduce friction when you move in your sleep, which may result in less breakages and healthier hair.

Avoid Hot Showers

There’s nothing like a long hot shower to keep you warm on a chilly day, but a steaming hot shower could be the culprit behind your dry or frizzy hair. The extreme temperatures strip the hair of moisture, resulting in dull and lifeless looking hair. Keep the temperature lukewarm and reduce time spent under the water where possible.

Embrace Your Natural Texture

Just like in a hot shower, the heat from styling tools and can damage your hair when used too frequently. Embrace your natural hair or opt to wear it up a few days of the week.

Choose Your Hair Tie Carefully

When you wake up before the sun does on a winter morning there’s nothing less appealing than spend time doing your hair. But be careful. Throwing your hair up in a quick ponytail or bun might be easy, but it could be leading to breakages. Instead of a regular hair tie, try a bungee tie or a phone cord tie.

Use the Right Tool for the Job

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choices when it comes to picking a brush or comb and it’s no wonder we don’t know what to use or when to use it. The two key tools for winter are a wide toothed comb and a paddle brush.

The wide-toothed comb is best used to gently distribute product through wet hair when it may be more prone to breakage. While the paddle brush, with its flat surface, will help to tame frizz and fly-aways caused by pulling on and off jumpers and beanies.

Choose the Right Products

Not all shampoos and conditioners are created equal. Avoid the winter itch by choosing a soap free shampoo and conditioner to gently cleanse hair without stripping your scalp and roots of much needed nourishment. Ego’s QV Hair Gentle Shampoo and Conditioner are formulated to be gentle on skin and hair and suitable for even the most sensitive, skin, with the added benefit of not irritating the skin on your body as you rinse off!

 

QV Hair Gentle Shampoo

QV Hair Gentle Conditioner 

Winter Hair Health

Kristy McNamee is a Melbourne based digital marketing specialist. She enjoys photography and eating fries.

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