Tips To Prevent Hair Damage During The Winter Months
Winter might look beautiful but it’s also a time for the constantly changing temperatures to affect our hair. You can wrap up all you want, but its insidious tendrils are reaching out to affect us in ways we haven’t imagined. Fortunately, we’re here to tell you how to protect your hair until Spring rolls around.
Basically, winter is like a potpourri of environmental changes and unless you take the proper care of your scalp and hair then you’re letting in the dreaded Dehydration Monster. That’s because switching all day long from cold weather to indoor heat makes the scalp a battleground for dehydration and we all know what that monster brings with it: brittle, breakable hair and a dry scalp.
Problems That Develop In The Cold
There are a handful of hair issues that cold weather creates:
1. Split Ends
Those split ends you’re seeing are thanks to the cold and you can’t just keep taking scissors to them unless you want to end up with a buzz cut (not that there’s anything wrong with a buzz cut – but it’s better that you want one).
Cold air sucks moisture from the hair, creating dandruff. Isn’t it better to just enjoy the snow outside instead of constantly brushing what looks like snow from your shoulders?
3. No More Shine
Your hair can lose its shine and luster too – another side effect of losing moisture. Wouldn’t it be nice to have that back during winter? Yes please!
4. Hat Hair
In the cold we tend to wear hats – and that also creates stress on the hair. Indeed, you might be taking small clumps of hair with you each time you pull that gorgeous wooly hat off. No thanks!
With the lack of humidity, protons, neutrons, and electrons start moving around which causes an electric charge. Now do you see why it was important to pay attention in Chemistry class?
6. Seasonal Hair Loss
We do lose hair in the cold but it’s not because of the cold per se. It’s down to the lack of hydration and humidity.
So what can we do? There are some practical tips we can take use every day. They include:
1. Avoiding Alcohol-Based Products.
If any of your hair products contain alcohol then you’re asking for trouble as it sucks out what little moisture you have left.
2. Conditioning More.
A lot of stylists suggest that we use more conditioners, serums and leave-in treatments during colder months.
3. Not Using Very Hot Water.
Why? Because it can dry out your scalp. Instead use warm or moderately hot water.
4. Not Going Outside With Wet Hair.
Another one from chemistry class. If your hair is wet, then that water will turn to ice. That process can then physically break your hair.
What Else Can You Do?
- We deal with DHT by targeting enzymes, rather than the DHT.
- Like we always say, scalp care is just as important – if not more so – than hair care.
- We do not use damaging alcohol in any product. Alcohol sucks in more ways than one!
- We are 95% natural.
- We remove environmental and product residues which are a major cause of clogging your follicles.
- We add maximum levels of pure moisture to seal and protect your strands.
- Reviv3 has anti-inflammatory properties to rebalance the scalp’s pH balance.
Basically, a little Reviv3 in your life can take care of that Dehydration Monster along with its cold friends Split Ends, Dullsville, and Dandruff.
Here’s wishing your winter is filled with good hair days! Simply take these steps to help ensure they are.