The cold winter is harsh on our hair. It makes it dry and brittle, which in turn causes breakage and frizzy hair. This can make it hard of t to achieve a fierce hairstyle and maintain it to prevent loosing the preciseness of the look. But with a few tips on how to protect your hair growth during winter, you can protect your hair while maintain your style by keeping it healthy and protected.
1. Wear Protective Hairstyles
Protective hairstyles like braids, twists, and weaves can help protect the entire length of the hair during the winter months. Because the hair is woven into the braids or twists entirely, the ends of the hair
are completely protected. Because the ends of your hair are the oldest portion of your hair, it is more fragile and prone to breakage than the hair closer to the roots. That is why the twists and braids are effective for not only protecting the hair but retaining the length of the hair.
As new hair growth comes in from the scalp, the ends will be prevented from shedding which results in longer hair. This is a perfect technique for women who are looking to grow their hair to a certain length but have a problem with retaining the length of their hair during the cold months because of the ends breaking. Even if your goal is not to increase the length of your hair, protective hairstyling is still valuable because it helps the hair retain its moisture since the extensions cover the majority of your natural hair.
2. Moisturize Your hair With Essential Oils
The harsher the conditions are for your hair, the more important it is to make sure your hair is healthy both inside and out. Essential oils are perfect for efficiently moisturizing our hair. These oils contain the vitamins, nutrients, and minerals needed in order for your follicles to produce healthy hair. When our hair is suffering from a deficiency of the natural moisturizers that it needs, the hair becomes dull, fragile and lifeless.
In order to maintain your hair’s natural shine, strength and value, moisturize your hair regularly using essential oils such as coconut oil, grape seed oil, peppermint oil and olive oil. These oils can provide essential nourishment of the hair and the scalp in order to prevent breakage and split pins. The oil can be used alone or in properly balance mixtures. Nonetheless, as long as you keep your scalp and hair moisturized, you are effectively combating the cold ability to draw out your hair.
3. Wear Wigs
There are so many stylish wigs available on the market and the options are limitless. But during the winter, wigs can serve not only as a stylish accessory but a way to protect your natural hair from the harsh bitter cold. The cab of the wig acts like I hats, covering your hair entirely. This not only prevents the hair from being exposed to the cold weather, but it also prevents you from brushing, combing and styling your hair, which also contributes to breakage. While there used to be a stigma attached to wigs, they are more widely accepted than ever. Because of that, wigs are a very popular way for women to protect their hair from the cold of the winter.
4. Deep Condition Your Hair Often
just like we need to moisturize our hair regularly, we also need to deep condition it as well. The conditioning is different from traditional conditioning as the process infuses the conditioner into the shaft of the hair. This repairs any small tears that may lead to imminent breakage, as well as strengthen each individual hair strand. This keeps the hair at and even length.
Without deep conditioning, some of the hairs will break off at different lengths, causing the hair to be on the even and in need of a cut, which may be unwanted. By infusing moisture into the hair shaft and repairing damage caused by the cold weather, not only will you protect your hair during the winter months, but you will also repair the hair, making it more healthy with each treatment.
5. Reduce The use of Hot Styling Tools
it is no secret that flat irons, blow dryers, and curling irons cause damage to the hair. While the heat is useful for straightening and styling the hair, it also shows the moisture out of the hair, leaving it extremely prone to breakage, and because we typically don’t moisturize our hair after using heating tools, when we go out into the cold weather we are only making matters worse.
That’s why many times women will say they feel as if their hair got shorter during the winter. If they are using flat irons and blow dryers regularly, they are doing to their own hair loss. By finding hairstyles that do not require these heating tools, you are taking one more step towards protecting your hair during the winter. Keeping the heat away from the hair prevents you from weakening the hair and causing it to become excessively dry. Try alternative methods for straightening and curling your hair such as rollers and hair wraps. If the occasion calls for the use of the hot tools, try to limit your hair’s exposure to the minimum amount to heat and use the tools sparingly.
Because the cold air causes our hair to become prone to breakage and dryness, it especially important to take extra care of your main so that you are ready for the warm weather hairstyles. By protecting the hair, avoid applying direct heat and keeping it moisturized and conditioned you can grow healthy hair and prevent hair loss.