Techniques to protect your hair from the cold:
The sun is not the only one that has harmful effects on hair. Winter is also the cause of various hair damage: locked up under caps and hats, attacked by wind and cold, the hair is often abused. Some tips to protect your lengths and roots when the cold comes.
Sudden changes in temperature have an aggressive effect on the fiber. While it's important to hydrate your hair well throughout the year, it's even more so when temperatures start to drop. The product to have with you all the time is your hydrating mask. Prefer treatments containing active ingredients such as jojoba oil or argan oil if you have a good thickness of hair. For fine hair, choose treatments with essential oils, which will not weigh down your hair. You can also choose conditioners rather than masks, as they are lighter. These moisturizing and/or nourishing treatments are to be done once or twice a week and to be combined with leave-in treatments such as a serum or dry hair oil. These will protect the hair fiber from the cold on a daily basis by creating a protective shield on the surface, and therefore making them more resistant to external aggressions such as cold or sudden changes in temperature.
Drying your hair well before going out is very important: wet hair picks up dust more easily, and is much more vulnerable to the cold. It is therefore not necessary to take out wet hair to preserve it as much as possible. You can of course let them dry naturally at home. For fine hair that lacks volume, we recommend that you pre-dry it with a hairdryer, apply a sheathing mousse, then let your hair air dry in your home. Curly hair, it is in their interest to favor the diffuser, which in addition to drying them quickly, will give maximum spring and bonus to their curls.
To use your hair dryer properly, wring out your lengths well with a clean towel, then apply a thermoprotective treatment to your lengths and set your hairdryer with a heat adapted to the nature of your hair. In other words, the thicker and more curly they are, the more you will heat up.
Even if you are lucky enough to have silky hair in all circumstances, do not overlook the effects of brushing, which rids the fiber of impurities. The right thing to do: brush your hair when it is dry to avoid weakening it. Use a boar bristle brush, which will be gentler on your hair and will have the advantage of harmoniously distributing the sebum naturally present on the fibers. The latter's role is to nourish and protect the lengths. The right thing to do: start by untangling your ends, then gradually work your way up to the roots. Otherwise, you risk breaking the fiber and therefore weakening them.
For those who wish to take care of their hair, it is recommended not to wash them every day, and even less in winter. This could indeed sensitize your scalp, in addition to stimulating the sebaceous glands, which would have the effect of regreasing your roots more quickly. Two to three washes per week will be more than enough to remove dust, excess oil, and the build-up of hair products. For this, prefer gentle cleansers, without sulphates. They are excellent washing agents, but they are relatively stripping and even irritating to your scalp and drying to your hair. You can also choose a shampoo with Ayurvedic powders, such as rhassoul, or even use a conditioner as a shampoo to make a low poo or mild shampoo.
The right thing to do to clean your hair? After having moistened them well, take a dose of shampoo that you will emulsify with a little water. Gently massage your scalp with your fingertips to loosen sebum and impurities. No need to frantically rub. Rinse before repeating the operation, then rinse with cold water to tighten the scales.
It would be wrong to say that you can do away with electric hair in winter because friction with clothes like sweater collars, scarves, and of course hats intensifies the phenomenon. But we can, on the contrary, do everything to prevent our hair from becoming magnets. First, it's best to avoid synthetics, as well as clothes that have been tumble-dried. They will attract the hair and therefore make it electric and complicated to master. Also, prefer brushes made of natural bristles which avoid static electricity and which in addition protect the hair fiber. As with protecting them from the winter cold, silicone-based treatments should be avoided, as they tend to suffocate the hair. Here's a tip if you still have electric hair: wet your hands and run them over your hair. The water will then cancel out the differences in charge that cause this static electricity.
It is normal to lose your hair. On average, we lose between 25 and 60 per day. And during sudden seasonal changes, you can lose up to 100 hairs a day. This is particularly the case in autumn and winter. To limit this hair loss, choose foods rich in iron, vitamin B, unsaturated fatty acids, and fruits and vegetables. You can also take food supplements. On the care side, gently brush your hair to avoid tearing it, dry your hair with a towel by gently pressing your hair, not by rubbing your scalp, and adopt a hair routine adapted to your hair type.