The weather in Maryland is starting to cool down fast, and with these drops in temperature and humidity come changes in our hair, skin, and nails. There are plenty of preventative measures that we can take to lock in our hair’s moisture before the dry cold of winter sets in. Likewise, there are plenty of hair habits that work just fine in the warmer months that will wreak havoc on your strands once winter comes. Check out our list of fall hair care do’s and don’ts to keep your hair looking lush and healthy all winter long.
DO Use Conditioning Treatments Regularly
A conditioning regimen is important year-round, but it is especially vital to replace your hair’s moisture in the fall. A weekly deep conditioning mask or other moisturizing treatment will reinvigorate your hair, ensuring that your hair is at its healthiest when the winter dryness hits. Starting with a head full of moisturized hair is essential to maintaining healthy hair throughout winter, so get a head start by using weekly deep conditioning treatments.
DO Use Heat Protectants When Styling
Just as heat styling can exacerbate the effects of summer heat on hair, so too can it worsen the impact of winter dryness. When using heat styling methods, always be sure to use a heat protectant. Heat protection products come in a wide range of brands and consistencies, from mousses to sprays to pomades. Find a heat protectant that works well for you and use it whenever you expose your hair to intense heat. Starting this habit in the fall will ensure that your hair stays moisturized come winter.
DON’T Shampoo Often
One of the biggest mistakes that people make with their hair is shampooing daily. This removes your hair’s natural oils, leaving it dry and brittle. It is essential to limit how frequently you shampoo your hair in the fall to preserve its moisture for the winter months. Try cutting down to shampooing two or three times per week, and consider switching to a sulfate-free shampoo.
DON’T Go Outside with Wet Hair
Although heat styling can harm hair by drying it out, going outside with damp hair can be even worse. When outside temperatures are below freezing, the water inside of your hair shaft can freeze as well. When moisture in your hair freezes, this can open the shaft and lead to breakage, brittle hair, and fast-fading color. Always make sure that your hair has dried completely before heading outside in the cold.
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