During the winter months, cold outside weather combined with dry indoor heat can wreak havoc on your hair, leading to split ends and breakage.
1. Shampoo less often to help with itchy, flaky scalp.
Plaques of skin can smother the scalp, not only causing itch and flakes, but smothering growth as well. “Shampoo a little less if you can. Watching your diet and managing stress are good solutions for scalp concerns.
2. Switch to an oil-based hair moisturizer to lock in extra moisture.
Blasts of dry air are not good for any type of hair. The only way to combat it is with extra moisture. Hair is sensitive to cold weather, and prone to brittle texture, breakage, and split ends. We recommend our All- Nutrient or Onesta Hydrating Conditioners.
3. Commit to weekly treatments to keep hair hydrated.
Once a week, you should treat your hair: slather conditioner on. Wear a shower cap to help hold the heat in for the moisture to penetrate into the hair shaft. Leave in for 30 minutes. We recommend our featured product of the month, “Onesta’s Nourishing Moisture Masque”
4. Use a leave-in conditioner to combat static.
It’s common to get those static fly-aways in the winter when the air is dry. Be sure hair is hydrated with regular conditioning, then lock it in with a leave-in conditioner. We recommend All-Nutrients Color Safe Detangler or Red-e to Go Instant All in one Hair Treatment.
5. Cut down on your heat-heavy styling routine.
Avoid daily use of hot tools. All that heat and dryness will result in split ends and breakage Also try protective styles, such as braids, buns, twists, and ponytails, which give hair time off from the heat routine.
6. Never go outside with damp hair to bypass breakage.
It’s critical to dry your hair thoroughly before going out into the cold. Anything that’s cold expands. Exposing your hair to the cold weather, puts you at risk for breakage and makes your color fade faster.
7. Hydrate hair overnight with an oil or serum.
Try All- Nutrients Organic Pure Oil (essential nutritive therapy for the hair and skin)
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