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Winter Hair Care

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So, winter has finally hit! The past few months have been cold, yes, but now it's truly winter, at its' finest.

Winter is a time for snow, wrapping up in winter-fashions, and the occasional break from school. But it can be damaging to your hair, too. During the winter, the dry, cold air is a huge enemy of your hair. To help care for your hair in the bitter cold, I'm going to share a few winter hair care tips with you!

Condition, condition, condition:

During the winter, hair can become dry and brittle, which also makes it prone to split-ends. To avoid this, make sure you condition your hair every single day. If greasy hair is not a problem, you can try conditioning every day, but shampooing only 2-3 times a week. If, however, you are prone to greasy hair, simply wash and condition every day. As an additional tip, and a general rule, trim hair regularly to prevent split ends.

Cold, please:

Oh, please, this is an article about avoiding the cold and its' hairy damages! But it's true; using cold water as a final rinse will help lock-in moisture, and reduce frizz. This is because cold water lays down and flattens the cuticle of your hair.

Hot damage:

If you flat-iron or curl your hair daily, that is a huge hair-damager. It dries out and breaks your hair. In the winter, and even as a general rule, use leave-in conditioner OR heat-protecting products to prevent damage to your hair.

Freezing hair:

During the winter season, avoid venturing outdoors while your hair is wet. If it's cold enough, your hair will freeze. This causes it to dry out and break. If you absolutely must travel outdoors with wet hair, put it up in a bun and cover it with a hat.

Oil and baking soda:

Sounds odd, right? But both of these can be used to help keep hair healthy.

For softer, shinier, and de-frizzed hair, try massaging some olive oil into your hair and rinsing thoroughly. I suggest doing this only once every two weeks, as it can cause your hair to become greasy.

To rid hair of build-up from various shampoos, conditioners, and product, sprinkle baking soda into your hair and use a fine-tooth comb to distribute evenly throughout your hair. Rinse thoroughly to remove build-up.

This is iBeBekah, sharing a few of her favorite tips, and hoping you have a wonderful, healthy hair winter!

Author's Note: Sources: http://www.haircareguide.com/winter.htm


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