With the cold now set in for the foreseeable, it’s time to take a look at how the temperature changes can affect your hair. Whilst many of us focus on changing our skincare for winter, such as opting for a more intense moisturiser, many of us neglect to consider how the cold weather affects our hair. It is a must that our hair care routine changes to adapt to the weather.
Numerous factors can turn your hair from smooth to frizzy in winter, so let’s take a look at how the cold weather affects your hair and what you can do to keep it looking and feeling luscious all year round.
Just to be clear - cold weather doesnt specifically cause hair loss however it does play a part in the factors leading up to hair loss. One of those being the lack of hydration and humidity in the atmosphere when compared with summer months.
Breakage & Split Ends
Sub zero temperatures are heaven for hair breakage and that goes for any hair type. As the air becomes drier, the strands of hair become more brittle and therefore more likely to break and split. Make sure you’re rebooking your salon appointments and getting regular trims at least every 6 weeks (if you can).
Ease up on styling with hot tools like straighteners and tongs too. If you can't resist them though, remember to protect it! Here at M-A we reccommend one of our salons top sellers Kevin Murphy Heated.defence.
Whether you can’t resist using heated irons or curlers, or you're just worried about your hair's health at the moment, why not try our Kevin Murphy Re.store. It's packed with antioxidants that strengthen the hair against damage, and even work to repair some of the damage caused by cold weather, hair styling, and pollution.
The moisture in the air decreases, so the moisture available to your hair decreases too! Kevin Murphy Curl.Cream will help combat this so plan it into your hair washing routine over these wintery months with every shampoo.
Also, it’s definitely worth purchasing a silk pillowcase. Cotton is more porous so can contribute to drying the hair out, while silk will leave hydration right where it belongs: your locks.
Because it’s cold outside, we love to treat ourselves to hotter showers in the winter. Combining the cold weather outside with steaming hot showers may feel good and warm us up, but can play real havoc on your skin and scalp. Hot water and cold air will definitely dry out your skin… If your skin is dry, you can bet your scalp is dry too.
If dandruff is dancing with your scalp, try brushing the hair with a boar bristle brush before you wash it, as this will loosen the dry skin on the head and stimulate blood circulation. We would reccomened Kevin Murphy Scalp.Spa
In addition, try showering at night during fall and winter, and towel dry with a microfibre towel. Definitely don’t sleep on wet hair either! Patches of your skin will end up staying wetter for longer than they need to. A microfibre towel is able to absorb excess water whilst leaving moisture behind. Just shake and squeeze your strands into it several times until dry.
A silk pillowcase, as mentioned above, will also support in maintaining the scalp’s moisture.
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