5 tips for beautiful hair in winter

With the cold, humidity, lack of sleep and friction (sweater, hat or scarf), our skin is put to the test… and our hair too! In winter, it can become particularly dry, brittle, fragile and dull. Sometimes, we may even suffer from a little seasonal hair loss. Fortunately, there are some good habits and tips that can help you take care of your damaged hair and keep it healthy in winter.

A good diet for strong hair all winter long

Good hair relies on good nutrition. This includes foods rich in vitamin B, especially vitamin B8 (or biotin). Found in eggs, tomatoes, nuts, carrots, soybeans, meat and fish, it prevents hair loss, promotes hair growth, strengthens hair and adds shine. So don’t skimp on biotin to keep your hair healthy and shiny despite freezing temperatures.

Brewer’s yeast can also be consumed as needed. It is rich in vitamins B1, B5, B8 and B9, useful for synthesizing keratin, essential for hair shine and volume. It is also possible to use a special food supplement for hair, as long as you consult your doctor beforehand.

Moisturize and nourish your hair

Combining hydration and nourishment of the hair is the key to strong and shiny hair in winter. To do this, use a natural and organic shampoo adapted to your hair type, followed by a conditioner to facilitate detangling and prevent breakage of the hair fiber. In addition to a good weekly moisturizing mask, consider a nourishing vegetable oil bath to keep your hair dry and brittle. Several vegetable oils can be useful here: olive oil, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, etc. The key is to apply them alone or mixed on the ends and lengths, and leave on for at least 30 minutes before shampooing, about every three weeks.

Stop static electricity in your hair in winter

The combination of cozy hats and sweaters and static electricity leaves your hair in an uproar. It must be said that hair is especially weakened and lacks natural moisture. Therefore, they are more prone to this phenomenon. To avoid this, you can invest in an ionic hair dryer whose negative ions will neutralize the positive ions in your wet hair. You can also touch up during the day with a store-bought moisturizing spray that you can carry with you. You can also take the opportunity to use hand cream to run your fingers through your mane. This will help to calm static electricity.

Drying your hair properly in winter is a must.

In addition to the risk of getting sick if you go out with wet hair, the temperature differences between indoors and outdoors, as well as the combination of humidity and cold, will damage and weaken your hair, create frizz and loosen color pigments if you have color-treated hair. So after soaking up as much water as possible with a microfiber towel, dry your hair thoroughly with a blow dryer. Since heaters can damage the hair (and should be avoided during the winter season), don’t abuse the heat and don’t skip the step of applying a heat protectant.

Visit your hairdresser

With friction and various external aggressions, hair breaks even faster in winter. If split ends are already present, they will only get worse. So think about getting a quick trim to get your hair started on the road to health.

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