5 Ways to Fight Winter Hair Damage

Posted on: 14 February 2020


Whether the winter cold dries your hair or causes another type of damage, there are things you can do to keep enjoying great-looking hair. Take a look at the simple tips to maintain healthy locks all season long.

1. Visit a Professional Hair Salon

The easiest way to extend the life of your new style and make it through the winter weather is with regular salon visits. Even though you may not need a major cut, a trim can remove the frayed ends your frequent blow-outs and the dry indoor heat create.

Along with regular trims, you may also want to talk to your stylist about deep-conditioning treatments. This option can also help to combat severe winter drying. Make an appointment at your local hair salon to learn more about what you can do for your hair. 

2. Shampoo Less

Cold winter air lacks moisture. This can leave your scalp flaky and your hair dry or brittle. The more you shampoo, the more moisture you remove. If you just can't cut down your shampoo schedule, talk to your stylist about moisture-rich or dry scalp-friendly shampoo products. These may allow you to wash your hair daily—minus the flakes and irritation.

3. Stop Static

Not only can the dry winter weather rob your hair of moisture, but it can also lead to a serious static issue. What can you do to stop the static? Constantly pushing your hair down or tying it back into a tight bun won't always solve the problem. Instead, try a leave-in conditioner. This can cut the dryness and reduce static. Again, ask your stylist for their professional recommendation on the best products to use.

4. Style with Less Heat

While the cold weather might mean you need to completely dry your hair before you go outside, it doesn't mean you need to overdo it with heat styling. If you need to spend more time under the hairdryer, avoid excess winter-time breakage and skip the flat or curling iron.

5. Choose Hats Wisely

Does your hat cause extra static, pull at your hair, or cause breakage? If these issues affect you, it's possible you need new winter headwear. Swap coarse fabrics for something smoother or choose a hat that's lined with a soft fabric.

Between regular hair salon visits, a new shampoo, changes to your heat styling routine, and silky headwear, you can stop winter dryness, brittle hair, and breakage before it starts.