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Good Morning Winter, So Long Dry Hair!

I have continually had uncommonly dry hair. The consistent need of blow dryers definitely does not ease matters. Add to that the drying effects of wintertime air, and the inevitable heating indoors, and we find the perfect formula for dull, fragile hair! So, I’ve been on a journey for foolproof beauty products, tips and practices to preserve my hair well-moisturized in this chilly weather.

Tip 1: Hydrate!
Condition your hair weekly using conditioners comprised of glycerin or similar humectants. Humectants lock in the moisture in your hair, fighting off the dryness of wintertime, heating, and hair drying. I myself make my own spray moisturizer and lotion using vegetable glycerin and coconut oil. Nevertheless there are a lot of excellent conditioners that can be bought which equally serve the same end and be preferably tailored to different hair types. Hot oil treatments too do a great job of restituting its moisture and shine to dry hair.

Tip 2: Exchange your styling gel for a cream
Styling creams are oftentimes a better replacement for styling your hair in the course of the winter than styling gels. They tend to add greater moisture to the hair, and make it more compliant, which helps cut down on drying and damage.

Tip 3: Avoid hair products with excessive alcohol levels
Alcohol has a way to dry the hair and leave it fragile and dull. It is hence especially important to stay away from styling products with an excessive level of alcohol during the wintertime. Also, avoiding putting fragrance and perfumes straight on the hair is recommended, as they too have elevated alcohol levels.

 Tip 4: Diminish blow dryer usage

Blow dryers are well-known for drying out hair. It is unceasingly suggested to restrict their usage, but this is particularly true throughout the winter. One manner to lessen the amount of time your wet hair remains under a blow dryer is to first carefully blot out your hair using a towel to do away with as much of the water as you can. Thereafter, use your hair dryer to accomplish the task, stopping as soon as your hair is dry.

Tip 5: Use natural shampoos
Natural hair products have become highly widespread over the  years. Natural shampoos can also be particularly kind to your hair throughout the harsh wintertime. Using natural products like Shea butter, which is also awesome for the skin, does wonders for even the driest, most broken hair, and is liked by a lot of competent hair stylists such as Jamal Hammadi.

Tip 6: Protective styling
Finger combing and hair twirling, as tempting and cute as they may be, do not do hair any good. In truth, regularly manipulating the hair can actually suck the moisture out of it. Use protective styles like the top knot, braids, or any other hair styles that securely guard your hair from yourself! This will in like manner help to keep your hair from drying out.

I hope that, with these helpful tips, we can weather the harshness of wintertime and preserve our hair moisturized and healthy until the beautiful spring.

Kelly Diabagate