By TRIM stylist: Aylanna Brown
You’re officially done with the sunny, warm days of summer and slipping into the cold, gloomy days of winter.
As the seasons change, your hair care routine should be changing as well.
The winter brings static, dullness, and dryness. All of this combined can be very damaging to the hair if it’s not properly taken care of. It’s not impossible or even difficult to take proper care of your hair during the winter months.
Lucky for you, it just takes a few key touches to keep your hair healthy and happy for the winter.
Here are three tips on how to maintain your hair’s best form during winter:
⁃ Shampoo less: Applying shampoo too often during any season can be hard on your hair. Shampooing in excess can strip away your hair’s natural oils. Wintertime means it’s extra dry out. During these dry months of winter, you will need those extra oils to keep the static out of your hair. Try just shampooing 2-3 times a week, depending on how quickly your hair gets oily.
⁃ Go dark: If your blonde or someone with light hair, try going dark for winter. It’s always a great move to go dark or add even lowlights to previously blonde hair. Darkening your hair not only leaves you feeling less washed out but also helps keep your hair healthy. What most people are unaware of is that blonde/light-colored hair can be drying to your hair and scalp. Adding some darkness into your hair will leave it less fragile for those harsh winter months. No reason to worry, it’s not difficult to go from a dark back to a lighter color whenever you feel necessary.
⁃ Deep conditioning: Conditioning is one of, if not the most important step to keeping your hair healthy in every season, but especially in the winter. Conditioning can be made into a weekly or bi-weekly routine. When winter comes around the moisture in the air goes down. To combat this, you will need a deep conditioner to bring back that lost moisture. For deep conditioning, leave the conditioner on for 30 minutes, allowing it to soak moisture back into the hair shaft.