The cold and dry winter air is harsh on all hair textures and types. Whipping wind, static electricity, dry air and even indoor heat can make your hair and scalp flaky, dry and prone to breakage. Just like your skin, your hair needs protection from the cold to remain healthy and hydrated. Here are our top six winter hair care tips to ensure your hair and scalp stay healthy this winter season.

Moisturize Your Scalp

Lack of moisture in the air during winter can make your scalp dry and itchy, leading to dandruff, scalp irritation and even making your hair fall. Try restoring the moisture in your hair and scalp with an oil-based hair treatment. A leave-in conditioner with argan oil or coconut oil works wonders to replenish moisture and nourish the hair follicles to stimulate hair growth. Use it once a week to keep your hair hydrated and static-free. You can also use dryer sheets or anti-frizz hair wipes to remove static from your hair quickly.

Wash Your Hair Less

Frequent hair washing with shampoo strips your hair of its natural oils, which are much needed in the winter. So if you’re someone who washes their hair every day, it’s time to switch up your routine. Try to extend the time between hair washes slowly. If you wash your hair every day, try skipping a day, and if your hair is still dry on day two, skip another day. You can also use dry shampoo between washes to keep your hair smelling and looking fresh.

Avoid Heat

Heat styling tools can make your already delicate hair even more brittle and break. We recommend embracing your natural hair and letting your hair air-dry whenever possible. Try to refrain from curling or straightening your hair, and shower in the evening so that your hair can dry overnight without a hairdryer.

Get Regular Trims

On top of the dry and cold winter air, friction from hats also puts a strain on your hair and causes split ends. We recommend getting a trim every four to eight weeks to keep your hair feeling and looking healthy. Just around half an inch or so off the bottom should suffice.

Use A Humidifier

While your room heater is excellent for keeping your space warm and toasty, it dries out the air in your room and zaps the moisture out of your luscious locks. Give your hair a break from dryness with a humidifier. You’ll notice a significant difference in your skin too!

Lower Your Shower Temperature

A hot shower may be what you’re looking for in the cold weather. However, hot water removes the natural oils and moisture from your hair and scalp, making them dry and flaky. Try washing your hair in lukewarm water and follow with a cool rinse instead.

Visit AKA Hair Salon at Newport Beach to give your hair a complete transformation! Our experienced hair stylists are here to provide you with the best in grooming and styling. We do everything from cutting and colouring to facials and scalp treatments! Book your appointment with AKA Hair Salon today: Call (949) 438-2558.