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Winter weather means snow, nights spent in front of the fireplace and, oh yeah, and a sudden case of the hair bias. The good news is that it doesn't take much to get your hair back on track to looking healthy and manageable. Cold, dry air robs your hair of moisture, leaving it dry and brittle to the touch. Tweaking your hair care routine a bit fixes hair problems left behind by old man winter.
By now most of you know that it's a good idea to wait a couple of days between washes. This is especially true during winter, when the colder climate dries out your hair faster than during the summer months. Wash your hair every other or every third day to give it time to regain its natural oils.
Stop! Step away from the hat. We know how tempted it is to hide a bad hair day with a cute fedora. However, it doesn't do your mane much good during winter as wearing hats take a toll on your scalp because it takes away your hair's oil, which is naturally produced from your scalp
Brush More Often
Are you scratching your head yet over this one? Traditional advice says to brush your hair as little as possible to avoid losing more strands than you already do. Most people lose from 50 to 100 strands of hair each day. It doesn't hurt your hair to brush more; however, you don't need to go back to the days when your grandmother would brush her hair a 100 times every night before bed. Experts state that this is when you cross the line from brushing too little to too much. Experts also suggest using a comb or a brush with metal ball-tip bristles.
Eat Hair Happy Foods
Aiding your hair this winter to be healthy can begin with what you are eating. We all known eating an orange a day will increase your vitamin C intake which supports a healthy and strong immune system. Try increasing the amount of fish and nuts you eat as they are packed with selenium, which is great for your hair. You will also want to up your intake of fruits, vegetables, and vitamins such as A, C, E and different B vitamins that will improve the over quality of your hair.
Get to Know Argan Oil
Argan oil is one of the best natural products for your hair out in the beauty world today. The oil is made from the kernels of a tree found in Morocco. The natural product works wonders for not only your hair, but also for your skin. Rub a small amount into your scalp and along your hair. Notice how amazing your hair looks afterward.
Apply Hair Masks
Masks are crucial this time of year because they help lock in much needed moisture into your hair. We recommend using one once a week. Hair masks such as, Redkin Natures Rescue Deep Conditioner, give your hair much needed moisture during the winter months.
Adding one or all of these hair care tips to your daily beauty habits will pay off in spades before you know it. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, which is right around the corner.
Do you have a way to keep your hair nourished and moisturized that is not listed? Let us know below in the comments section!