Hat hair, hair loss, dry scalp, and brittle hair are just a few complaints I hear during this time of the year. As the winds blow stronger and the chill sets in, clients always ask, “Is winter damaging to my hair and scalp?”
When the temperatures drop, loss of moisture and static electricity are two culprits behind most hair dilemmas. Two simple solutions can easily combat these issues.
1. Static Cling from Winter Attire
When walking around looking like you’ve been electrically shocked won’t do, all you have to do is add a little serum. The effects of all the friction from staticky fabrics from parkas, sweaters, scarves, and hats can be undesirable; but running some light serum through your hair will prevent the instant expansion once you come in from the cold. Pulling your hair back and keeping it place before putting on your winter gear will also prevent your hair from sticking up all over the place.
2. The Power Of the Hot Shower
While a hot shower, sauna, or soak in a warm jacuzzi provides a cozy respite from the cold, it also opens your hair cuticles, exposing them to dryness and static. By sealing the cuticle back, you can protect your hair. Simply wet a towel with cool water and apply it to your hair and scalp, following any warm water hair treatment. The cool water will reseal the cuticle, and keep it healthy and silky.
– Marshall Lin