We all know that the wind, rain and winter elements damage our hair - but what are the best ways to take care of it during one of the coldest winters on record? Take a look below at Dirty Looks top tips :)
Firstly, and most importantly, make sure you use a good quality shampoo and conditioner. Choose products rich in moisture, this will replenish some of the moisture which the cold air steals.
A leave in conditioner used once a week can be a great remedy for your own hair. Focusing on the ends of your hair, you can keep split ends at bay and improve the overall condition of your hair. An overnight mask can also make a substantial difference to the condition of your own hair, but remember not to condition your hair extensions as often as you would your own hair and always refer to the care guide.
If you get dry skin in the winter don't forget about your scalp!! For dry scalps, a scalp exfoliator can work wonders. Alternatively, use an anti-dandruff shampoo, this should stop your scalp drying out and becoming itchy.
During the winter, heat protection from styling tools is, as always, very important. Try the product Some Like It Hot, not only does it protect your hair from the damage caused by heat tools, it will reduce frizz.
All styling tools damage the hair, try to use these as little as possible! If you can't go without tongs or straighteners, try styling just the top layer of hair or use a low heat setting. The cooler heat setting on your hair dryer, will close the hair cuticles and help keep those split ends away! You can also apply some hairspray to your brush whilst styling to eliminate excess static.
If your hair is long, make sure you have it trimmed every 6 weeks to avoid split ends traveling further up your hair. Leaving it will only mean you end up having to get your long locks chopped shorter!!
When you have to venture out into the cold, remember your hat!! Or if you’re not the hat type, invest in a snood - anything that keeps your hair covered up will help keep moisture in your hair, which will prevent it drying out. Also, this will prevent it blowing around and becoming tangled - tangled split ends make for painful brushing out!
As well as the cold outside, the heating indoors, will reduce the moisture in your hair! Try to sleep with the heating turned down low. A great tip is to put a mug of water on the top of your radiator, this releases extra moisture into the air, it can also make your room smell amazing - you can add scented oils to the water, my personal favourite is cinnamon it makes the whole house smell like Christmas :)