Winter is full of fun snow activities, hot cocoa, cozy blankets, and cuddles on the couch. But it is also time for dry, static, and damaged hair! Winter is not friendly to your lush locks, but that doesn’t mean you should avoid having fun this winter. There are many ways to keep your hair healthy throughout the winter.

While you may start searching for winter hair remedies when winter hits and you notice the difference in your hair, why not prepare your hair before the cold comes in? There are many tips that you can follow to help prevent winter damage and keep your hair healthier throughout the colder months.

At The Hair Company, we know that winter hair can be your worst nightmare, but we are here to help you get your locks ready. In this blog, we are going to go over some of the best tips to prevent your hair from becoming overly damaged in winter in the first place. Don’t wait until your hair is already a mess, start caring for it now with these tips!

Shampoo Less

Shampoo strips your hair of natural oils, which can dry your hair and scalp out. If you suffer from a dry and itchy scalp in the winter, try shampooing less as the months get colder. This will help keep your hair and scalp hydrated and reduce itching and embarrassing flakes. This can also help with static, since the natural oils will have more time to travel down the hair shafts more.

Treat it Weekly

No matter what type of hair you have, when winter rolls around, you should be sure to add more hair treatments to your routine. Since there is not a lot of moisture in the air, your hair dries out. This is why it is important to use different hair treatments to replace that lost moisture. Keep your hair hydrated with hair masks or simply use a good conditioner. Once a week, add conditioner to your hair and keep it in for about 30 minutes, allowing the conditioner to moisturize and soak into the hair shafts.

Use Leave-In Conditioner

If your hair gets extra staticy in the winter, try using leave-in conditioner. Keep your hair well conditioned and hydrated and add an extra defense against static by using a leave-in conditioner. This will help keep your hair well hydrated and allow you to avoid the nasty static better!

Dye It Dark

During the winter, try to avoid dying your hair blonde. Dying your hair a platinum color is extremely damaging to your hair, and during the winter, it can be even worse. If you like to switch up your hair color often, switch to a darker color in the winter. If you love your blonde hair, apply a semi-permanent hair color that is darker during the winter. This will keep your hair healthier in the winter but allow you to switch back to your platinum color without causing more damage.

Go Natural

Cutting back on using heat-styling tools as much as possible will help keep your hair healthier in the winter. While you should avoid too much heat all year long, it is especially important in the winter. The heat and dry air will create more damage, leaving you with breakage and split ends. Learn some tricks to giving your hair different styles with twists, braids, and buns.

Hydrate at Night

Use oils and serums at night to give your hair an extra boost of hydration. Keep these products in your hair overnight and shower in the morning so you don’t have oily looking hair. This is a great way to keep your hair hydrated and healthy during the winter.

These are a few of the best ways to get your hair prepared for the winter months ahead. Getting the dead ends cut off now can also help keep your hair looking healthy. Schedule an appointment at The Hair Company now to get your a trim and a new color for healthier winter hair!