How to Keep Your Hair Healthy this Winter

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How to Keep Your Hair Healthy this Winter 

Winter is officially here, and colder temperatures and chilly winds are probably already ravaging your lovely locks. Don't let the chill steal your shine. Check out this simple tips and tricks for keeping your hair healthy through these long winter months.

Give your hair a little TLC this winter—and keep it looking fantastic all season long.

Scroll down to pick up these four easy ideas for keeping your hair healthy all through the cold winter months:

1. Take a Chilly Shower

Bear with us. We know it sounds crazy. But, trust us when we say that one of the best ways to keep your hair as healthy, shiny, and gorgeous as possible is to take a walk on the cold side.

Instead of turning up the heat every time you shower this winter, save your hair (and your skin) from moisture-loss by playing it cool. Not only does showering in cold water aid in retaining hair’s moisture, it also helps you keep you hair color from fading.

If you absolutely can’t stand the thought of taking a 10-minute chilly shower, you can always opt to spend just the last couple of minutes in the cold. Before you hop out, make sure you turn down the heat and bring on the cold to close your hair cuticles.

2. Use the Right Shampoo

The most common complaints that women (and men) have about their hair during the winter months are dry, itchy scalps. Almost everybody suffers from them at some point or another—and no one really likes to talk about them. Until now.

We’ll get it out in the open: dry, itchy scalps are the worst. Luckily, there are some very simple remedies, including finding the right shampoo.  

The ideal shampoo for soothing dry, itchy, winter scalps should have tea tree oil in them. Tea tree oil is a natural essential oil that promotes a healthy scalp. And we all know that healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp.

3. Cut Down on Heat Styling

Especially when it’s freezing outside, it’s super tempting to crank up the heat and leave your blow dryer on for just a few extra minutes.

But, frying your hair with intense heat on a daily basis is only going to worsen your winter hair blues.

Totally addicting to heat styling? Can’t live without it? Not to worry: you can help protect your strands from your blow dryer’s wrath with a spray shine that has UV-protect technology.

4. Try Dryer Sheets to Combat Static

We love DIY solutions. And one of our favorites for keeping hair fantastic all winter long is to load up on dryer sheets.

Sure, they keep your comfiest sweater as soft and snuggly as the day you bought it, but they also keep your hair shiny and static-free. When you start to feel the static coming on, grab a dryer sheet and gently rub it on your hair. Voila! Bye-bye, pesky static!

Another fabulous way to keep winter static at bay is to spritz on a little bit of finishing spray after you’ve perfected your style. Finishing spray will keep your locks locked down all day, so you don’t have to worry about frizz or flyaways.

Healthy hair is a must-have accessory for every season. Make sure your hair is looking its absolute best this winter with these four simple tips—and Always Be Fantastic!


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