Tips for Keeping Hair Healthy During the Winter
Now that the winter months are upon us and the days are much colder, it’s time to start thinking about ways to protect our hair from the damage that the winter elements can cause. Here are a few tips that will help you maintain healthy, beautiful hair this season.
Protect Your Locks with your favorite winter hat!
One very simple tip is to wear a hat when out as it keeps your hair covered from the wind, rain and snow. But as we all know, no woman wants the “dreaded hat hair.” A great way to avoid this is to wrap your hair in a silk scarf before putting on your cozy, wool beanie. This helps to protect your hair from damage caused by the hat rubbing against your hair and it also cuts down on the static.
Another great way to combat static is to use a good heat styling product for blowdrying such as the Kenra Platinum Blow Dry Spray, which not only provides great heat protection but can also cut down dry time by up to 50%.
It's also important to protect your hair when using hot tools such as curling irons and flat irons. Rebel stylists suggest a spray on heat protectant such as Kenra Platinum Hot Spray, which can also add a bit of hold to your style, or the Moroccan Oil Heat Styling Protection Spray.
Use a Great Deep Conditioning Treatment
During the winter months, it’s a great idea to treat your hair once a week to a deep conditioning treatment. This will help to replenish the moisture, which tends to get depleted from things such as the dry heat in your apartment and the cold winter air. We recommend something like the Moroccan Oil Hydrating Masks. These products are quick and easy ways to lock moisture back into your hair.
We also recommend the Moroccan Oil Treatment which can be applied to wet hair and blown in or applied to dry hair. Infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and shine-boosting vitamins, this nourishing treatment detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine—leaving hair smooth and more manageable than ever before.
Wash Your Hair Less
We also find if you can keep washing your hair to a minimum, say two to three times a week, this will prevent your hair from drying out too much. And always make sure you dry your hair before leaving the house. Not only because you will get a cold, but the moisture in your hair combined with the cold air, will add further damage to your hair by making it more brittle and dry.
To get through the days when you don't wash, we recommend the Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo. It will leave your hair silky and clean feeling and is available in light tones and dark tones.
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Regular trims are a great way to keep your hair in good health during the winter months as well — every six to eight weeks, just get a light dusting of the ends to help reduce the chance of dry, splitting ends. Not to mention, every shampoo at Rebel'tude includes a deep conditioning treatment!
Think About the Air Quality in Your Home
One unexpected secret to keep your hair looking good in the winter is to invest in a humidifier. I know you’re thinking that humidity equals frizzy hair, but when you have the heat on, the air in your apartment becomes very dry and I find the humidifier helps stop your hair and skin from feeling dry.