Winter is hard on hair.
During this time of the year, the humidity is low, which is great for people with hair that frizzes easily. However, this means that there is little moisture in the air, causing your hair to become very dry.
When you wash your hair in the winter, chances are you’re using hot water. Afterwards, you’ll probably blow dry your hair rather than air dry because of the cold air. All this heat can dry out your hair more.
Along with the heat that you put on your hair, you’re probably wearing hats and scarves to protect yourself from the cold. With all this, you’ve probably started to notice damage in your ha air. Split ends and dull hair galore!
How to Have Healthy Hair in the Winter:
- Don’t wash your hair everyday. Try to only wash your hair only 2-3 times a week. Washing your hair can strip the natural oils in your hair and cause dry and damaged hair.
- Avoid using heat. Hairdryers can cause damaged hair. Instead of blow drying, try to towel dry your hair gently by squeezing out the the excess water. This’ll be much friendlier to your hair.
- Use a humidifier. This way there is more moisture in the air. Not only is it good for your hair, it good for your skin.
- Use moisturizing hair mask treatments!!
Homemade Hair Masks for Dry, Damaged Hair:
It’s not hard to make a mask fjm for your hair. In fact, it will involve a lot of the same ingredients you would use for a mask for your skin. The application process is different, obviously, but making and using the homemade hair mask will be just as simple!
This is the most simple hair mask you can make because it only has one ingredient: coconut oil!
All you need for this is about a quarter of a cup of warmed coconut oil in liquid state. Then apply it to wet or dry hair and leave it in for at least an hour. You’ll want to be in the bathtub for this, or well-covered with a towel. If you’re going to continue going about your chores or even keep this treatment on overnight, make sure you take the necessary precautions, like a shower cap. Coconut oil will stain clothing and linens.
Afterwards, wash the coconut oil out of your hair and you’re done! Coconut oil makes showers slippery, so be prepared to clean it up immediately.
Avocado & Egg Yolk
Weirdly enough, egg is a great thing to put in your hair. For a moisturizing, restorative,shining hair mask, mix it with some avocado!
- ½ an avocado
- 2 egg yolks
Mix the ingredients well. Apply to wet or dry hair and allow to sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing and washing hair.
Yogurt, Honey & Olive Oil
Honey might not sound like something you want to put on your hair. It’s super sticky and I doubt anyone would want honey where on any part of their body except for their mouth. But honey is actually quite beneficial to your skin and your hair. When you mix it with a little yogurt and olive oil, it’s an important component to helping get your hair back in shape.
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp honey
- ¼ cup yogurt
Mix the ingredients well. Apply to damp hair, and allow to sit for 15-2o minutes. Rinse and wash your hair, and allow to dry as normal.
Good luck on restoring your dry, damaged hair into shiny, soft hair!