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8 Winter Hair Styling Tips

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Burrrr! I don’t know where you live, but in my region, it’s starting to get cold. I hate getting out in the wind, however, I had to go out and get a few things for my hair. You see, different seasons require different hair care and hairstyles. Breakage is more likely to occur during the wintertime so, your routine should change during the winter months. If you want to maintain that healthy hair of yours, follow these 8 wintertime styling tips.

  1. Breakage. Many of us wear hats and scarfs during the winter to help protect us from the cold. But what you may not know is that you may be doing more harm than good, depending on how you wear them. Wool hats and scarfs might keep you warm, but they damage your hair. If your hat doesn’t already contain one, sew in a silk or satin lining and pull your hair away from the area in which you wear your scarf to prevent breakage.
  2. Deep conditioning. Since it’s cold outside, we tend to be in areas where heat is persistent. This tends to dry out our hair. With an extra deep conditioning, we can hold in the moisture. Honey works great with your natural conditioner and essential oils.
  3. Cleansing. During the winter, we should think twice about leaving the house with hair that is wet. My mother would never let us go outside after washing our hair in the wintertime, saying that we’d freeze to death. Well, what really happens is that your hair freezes and this can break your hair. As a rule, we don’t have to shampoo as much, so when you do, stay inside while it drys.
  4. Protective Styling. You should rethink the way you style your hair. Wearing your hair up and out of the way of snow, sleet and heat is not a good idea. Try putting your hair in a bun, braid it, twist it or sport french rolls.
  5. Trim it up. Trim off the dead ends about every two months or so. You may have a few frayed or split ends that prevent nutrients from going where they need to go, so chop them off. If you have curly hair, you should stick to trimming every 10-12 weeks instead of the recommended 6-8 weeks.
  6. Natural Oils. Avoid shampoos that contain a lot of protein. Look for products with natural oils or try one our recipes for adding moisture in your hair. Protect your locks with jojoba, rosemary and lavender. These oils are vital to keeping the scalp and hair healthy looking during the winter months.
  7. Use the right towel. You probably have never thought about it; I sure didn’t. For years, I had been using a regular terrycloth towel to dry my hair. Then one day I learned that is wrong, wrong, wrong. Use a cloth made with microfibers. This helps to cut down on the frizzes and reduces drying time.
  8. Combing. I always use my fingers after washing my hair, instead of a comb. Again, that’s wrong. I’m beginning to wonder how did my hair manage to stay on top of my head with all of the things I did that goes against winter hair care. In either case, use a wide tooth comb. And always start at the bottom to comb through.

Well, I hope these 8 wintertime styling tips help to restore and to maintain your beautiful hair. After all, you spent all summer long growing it out and you want to keep it. Until the next time, ladies; you know what to do… be inspiring… be inspired. I’m your girl, Mikki Donaldson, with another Inspire Beauty tip.

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