There’s no doubt about it: winter is possibly the worst time of year for your hair health. As the winter months set in, it’s likely that you’ll be thinking about the sort of problems that the season can throw up – such as split ends, texture issues, or even static. Also, with winter including so many holiday events that you want to look great for – such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year – it can quickly become frustrating to find yourself having to fight with your hair to make it look great.
There is some good news though: you can combat these problems quickly and easily by thinking carefully through your hair care routine and applying some targeted, specific changes – such as moisture replacement techniques, fresh styles and more. This blog will guide you through the process of maintaining a great hair look – even in winter.
Understand your hair
Before you get started with new styles or products, it’s important to first understand your hair – and why it behaves the way it does during the winter months. There are many common hallmarks of “winter hair”, and they often have clear explanations. It’s much more likely that there’ll be high winds in winter, for example, meaning that hair flying out in all directions is unlikely to be avoided. However, sometimes it’s harder to know why your hair is changing with the seasons. During winter, for example, the air inside many buildings is dry and relatively moisture-free. As a result, your hair can quickly become dry – and the consequence of that is split ends and broken hairs.
Choose new products
Understanding your hair’s behavior is perhaps the first step towards taking action and giving yourself the best chance of defending your hair during winter. However, on some occasions, it’s simply going to be inevitable that you’ll have to shell out in order to find the right product for your needs. Again, this is sometimes simple: a bottle of strong hairspray is likely to be enough to help those people who live in a windy place and are finding it hard to keep their new style in place on the daily commute, for example.
If you’re looking to combat the indoor moisture issue, meanwhile, then it may be a wise idea to increase the frequency of conditioner uses so that your hair can have some time to re-moisturize. Other products can tackle other winter-related hair problems. Nourishing serums, including those manufactured by Viabrance, are also handy – why not check out pins by Viabrance over on Pinterest to see what it could do for you? Non-hair care products can also help: why not get a hat, for example? If you choose one that is lined with satin, you’ll be able to reduce the risk of split ends substantially.
Consider other styles
For those who love having a particular hairstyle, this tip is unlikely to seem like much use on the face of it. But it’s never a bad time to think twice about how your hair looks – and if you’ve been putting off a style overhaul for some time, then winter could be the best time to take action and give it a refresh.
The reason for this is that there are certain styles, textures and ways to wear your hair that can fight off some of the worst winter haircare problems. If you’re a regular straightener of your hair, for example, then you might find that winter is a problem because of the heat and lack of moisture it entails. Why not consider switching to a different style, such as a ponytail or another style that requires bundling your hair together? By doing this, you’ll not only be able to avoid the moisture question but you’ll also be able to refresh your look in a low-key fashion.
The winter months are perhaps the worst time for someone who takes great pride in their hair. It’s the sort of period that many people associate with split ends, moisture-related problems and more. However, by selecting the right products, thinking carefully about your styling options, and understanding the fundamentals of why your hair acts up in the way that it does over winter, you’ll be able to act fast to prevent problems arising – and enjoy the sleek, smooth and beautiful winter hair you deserve.
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