The cold is here. The fall season began on September 22, 2015 in the Northern Hemisphere and winter is fast-approaching. Usually we remember to add more layers to our body to keep warm, but we often forget how our hair and cold weather don’t mix. Our hair needs extra pampering in the colder months.
It is best to avoid allowing your hair to sweep around on fabrics such as wool and cotton. These fabrics keep us cozy when the temperature drops, but they can be harsh on our hair. They can strip the natural oils in our hair and dry out it out, especially on the ends and nape. Also breakage is likely to occur when these fabrics pull at individual strands.
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It is cold outside and a hot shower looks tempting, but do not use hot water.
A hot shower will wreak havoc to your delicate hair strands. It will dry out your hair and scalp. It can also strip color from your hair if you get it colored. This will cause your hair to look dull and frizzy. Remember dry hair can lead to hair breakage and that is the arch-enemy of long hair.
We suggest you watch the temperature and instead opt for lukewarm water. Lukewarm water will open the pores and cuticle. Shampoo and conditioner works best when the cuticle is open because it allows the shampoo and conditioner to clean and deep condition throughly. Always rinse your hair with a bit of cool water to close the hair cuticle for a bit of shine.
If you do not use hot water and watch the water temperature, condition, moisturize your strands, and utilize protective hairstyles often, your hair will thank you. HHG!