As the season changes from summer into autumn/winter, our hair steadily becomes more dry and fragile. Unfortunately, most women know exactly how frustrating it is to battle with hair in this condition, but many of us don’t understand why it happens.
Why Does My Hair Get Dry In Winter?
As the temperature outside cools, it affects our bodies in numerous ways. Most of us know all too well that winter means dry, chapped skin, but did you know it does the same to your hair?
As it’s exposed to the elements, the shaft of the hair (the part that emerges from the scalp) becomes drier and therefore becomes more susceptible to breakage. The dry, brittle hair results in a mane that is rough, unmanageable and wild.
Before you resign yourself to spending the next three months in a woolly hat, it’s important to understand how to provide your hair with the extra care it needs to restore its shine and smoothness.
Breathing Life Back Into Winter Hair
The good news is, reviving your brittle, lackluster hair to more closely resemble your luscious locks of Summer isn’t as difficult a battle as it may seem. We’ve called on hair experts, Novex, to reveal the best ways to take care of winter hair. With these easy tips, you’ll have your shine back in no time.
Take Care with Temperature
This tip applies throughout the year, not just in winter. When you wash your hair, avoid using water that is too hot. Not only can hot water strip your hair of its natural oils, but it can also cause damage to the root, leading to problem hair. Instead, use warm water to wash your hair and consider finishing your shower with a final shot of cold water, this helps your hair to renew its natural shine.
Don’t Sleep On Damp Hair
We all enjoy a nice warm shower on a particularly cold winter evening, but think twice before wetting your hair. If you go to bed with wet hair, your scalp stays damp during the night. Not only is this bad for the delicate skin, but it’s also an ideal breeding ground for nasty bacteria that can weaken your hair.
Step Away From The Hat
On a bad hair day, it can be tempting to reach for a cover-up, but wear headbands and hats with care. The use of accessories can actually damage the hair, leading to a self-perpetuating cycle of hair issues. Don your head with decorative accessories sparingly – your hair will thank you.
Up Your Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a fantastic vitamin and is extra important for your health in winter. Not only does it keep the nasty cold at bay, but vitamin C helps to combat hair loss and restore shine. By prompting cuticles to close, vitamin C improves the appearance and condition of your hair, even helping it to maintain colour longer.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
It’s a mantra that applies to a myriad of winter complaints, but hydration is especially important for dry hair. Using the right product can provide an extra dose of moisture and revitalise dry hair. Enriched with the purest coconut oil and vitamin E, we recommend the Novex Coconut Oil range to maintain natural moisture and fight frizz. Try the Novex Leave-In Conditioner for deep hydration and long-lasting silky tresses.
This winter, show your hair the love it deserves with Novex.