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The Cure for Stressed Winter Hair

Icy winds, dry heated rooms and thick hats are stressful conditions for the scalp and hair. Now is the time for some extra hair care. It takes only a few tricks to successfully bring your stressed winter hair through the cold season

  • Stressed winter hair
    Stressed winter hair: Hair needs many pamper units to get through the winter in style
    © Don Ashby

    One of the most serious hair and skin problems in winter is the dry air. This does not only apply to heated rooms but also to the outside air. The following law of physics applies: The colder the air, the lower is the humidity. This goes along with an increased propensity for extracting moisture from the surroundings. You can easily confirm this by looking at your dull frizzy hair and you can also tell by your much more sensitive scalp. Add two more problems for your hair and scalp in winter. With every one degree temperature drop the sebaceous glands reduce their sebum production by 10 % until they completely stop all sebum production at minus 8 oC [17.6 oF]. Thick woollen caps can also create an uncomfortable climate for the hair and scalp, which leads to itching. There is only one way to help stressed winter hair. Pamper your hair and scalp with gentle care and rich products.

  • Seven Tips to Tame Flyaway Hair

    • Flyaway hair wildly stands up from your scalp because of its electrical charge. That happens when hair is very dry. It is up to you to use the proper care and restore the right moisture balance
    • In case you use a straightening tool (flat iron), you should always protect your hair by first applying special styling products. Never apply straightening tools (flat irons) to wet hair! This heats the water in the hair to the boiling point with literally hair-raising damaging effects
    • Go a step darker. In winter, blonds should dial a somewhat darker tone. That looks more natural and is gentler on the hair. Colouring your hair lighter is in fact hard on the hair structure and makes hair drier
    • Gold-plated combs are designed to neutralize the charged hair strands. Usually, a brush with natural bristles will also do the trick. Such a brush will also properly align the dandruff layer
    • Is your hair really charged, or are there only a few extremely nappy strands causing havoc by curling out of control in the dry air? Such unruly hair strands are often hard to tame. However, anti-frizz products will bring them in line
    • You still have flyaway hair? You should use a leave-in cure from now on. Leave-in preparations do not just condition your hair but also build a thin film around your hair to protect it from the winter air
    • The classic solution: Hairspray also has an anti-static effect. Spray it on your hair from a 20 to 30 cm distance [8 to 12//] and spread it gently over your hair with your hands. That will take care of the static!