For many, the onset of winter means that the holidays is just around the corner and for the Christian world, Christmas is ever so near. In many places a white Christmas is something to look forward to. Tobogganing, ice skating and snow ball fights are just some of the activities associated with the winter season.
But for all these fun activities, our hair is paying the price. The winter months spell dry, frizzy and unmanageable hair for a lot of ladies out there. Each year, these ladies fight the frizz battle. Unfortunately, some of them have often lost the fight and had to endure this hazard all winter long.
What causes frizzy hair?
Let us look at the root of the problem (yes, pun intended!) and determine what causes frizzy hair, especially during the winter season.
The cold dry air starves your hair of much needed moisture. Your hair becomes dry and dull. In addition, the presence of high amounts of static electricity causes your hair to stand out, fly away and twist.
How can you keep the dreaded frizz out of your hair?
- Wash your hair lessWe are encouraging you to become dirty. Kidding aside, you can actually benefit from not washing your hair frequently during the winter season. Water not only washes away dirt and grime from your hair, it also washes away the natural protective oils from your hair leading to loss of moisture. Wash your hair every third day or every other day during the colder months.
- Use conditionersCondition hair every time you wash it. Select conditioning products suited for your hair type. Check out the ingredients to ensure that you are not unconsciously harming your hair. Give your hair a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week to keep your hair smooth and shiny all winter. Deep conditioning smoothes the hair strands and gives them much needed moisture.
- Avoid heating things upHeat is damaging to your hair even as it offers comfort from the cold weather. The less hot air you infuse your hair with, the happier your hair will be. Hot air causes hair to become overly dry leading to brittle and weak hair. Limit the use of hair blowers and regulate hair processing such as perms, relaxing and straightening treatments to prevent further damage to your hair.
- Use leave-on conditioners and protective oilsThese hair care products protect your hair by coating the strands and keeping them moisturized. Argan oil is a good example of a natural oil that can be used to nourish and protect your hair. Loaded with essential fatty acids and antioxidants, Argan oil locks the moisture into your hair and keeps hair cuticles soft and smooth effectively keeping frizz at bay.
- Sleep with silkWhen you sleep, you unconsciously rub your hair against your pillow and sheets. This action creates friction and encourages your hair to turn frizzy. Wrap your hair in a silk scarf or treat yourself to a satin pillow case. Silk scarves and pillowcases protect the hair follicle from static electricity and friction.
Frizz is the result of dry, broken strands of hair. These prevention tips will help you keep frizzy hair at bay this winter.