We've all heard the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This couldn't be more true in the world of hair care. With the end of fall quickly approaching, now is the time to change up your hair care routine to keep your hair healthy, moisturized, and manageable as we head toward winter. It's much easier to keep your hair healthy than it is to repair the damage.
Don't Shampoo Daily
Most people shampoo too often, especially in winter. Keeping your hair clean and fresh is important, but it doesn't always have to involve the use of shampoo. Shampooing too often strips your hair of the natural oils that protect it from damage. Changing your shampoo schedule to only two to three times per week and touching up now and then with dry shampoo will keep your hair clean without sacrificing moisture.
Unlike shampoo, your hair needs to be conditioned more often in winter. Whether it's a quick rinse and condition in the shower, a daily leave-in conditioner, or a combination of the two, your hair should be getting some type of conditioning treatment daily to keep it well-nourished and protected from the dry air. You should also consider adding a weekly conditioning hair mask to your routine for an added moisture boost.
Don't Overdo the Heat
Heat styling is very drying to your hair. Combined with the arid winds outside and the dry heat indoors in winter, frequent heat styling is a recipe for dry, brittle, and frizzy hair. Air dry and opt for no heat hairstyles as often as possible to minimize moisture loss. And when heat styling is necessary always apply a heat protectant, and use the lowest heat setting possible.
Invest In Silk Lined Hats
Keeping warm is a must, but did you know that cotton and wool create friction against your hair which can result in breakage and split ends? You can solve this problem by investing in hats with a silk lining that will glide smoothly over your strands to protect them from damage. As an added bonus it will also help to reduce static and prevent hat hair.
The hair care experts at Von Anthony Salon are always here to guide you in making necessary changes to keep your hair healthy all winter long. Come see us for a trim to start the season off right as well as a haircare consultation to get your routine in order for the colder months ahead. Give us a call at 972-731-7600 or use our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play to schedule an appointment today. We’ll see you soon at 7004 Lebanon Road, Suite 102 in Frisco, Texas.