Women constantly fight breakage and spend thousands of dollars on products in an attempt to keep their hair strong and healthy. Salons, beauty supply stores and drug stores sell so many different hair products that it can be overwhelming to choose between all the products and brands offered and to know what’s best for your hair. Here’s some tips on keeping your hair healthy and moisturized during the cold weather months.
Tip 1: Shampoo less
Cold weather can make your hair drier than normal. Shampooing your hair too frequently can increase the dryness of your hair. Shampooing weekly is the recommended frequency for relaxed hair, and daily rinsing followed by conditioning is recommended for natural hair. Try Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner with Aloe Vera from Andre Walker (Oprah’s personal hair stylist) hair collection. This line of products replenishes strength and elasticity to promote smooth, healthy hair from root to tip.
Tip 2: Use heat less
Turning on the heater in your home or office building draws moisture from your hair. Adding heat with curling or flat irons removes further moisture from your hair. Instead of using heat, try other styles like wraps, twists, or a roller set. To maintain moisture, Evolve Satin pillowcases and Satin wraps are made of high-quality satin that will not strip the hair of its natural moisture and allows the hair to be secure, protected and in place during night-time wear. The Evolve Conditioning Cap is another great item to use during the winter months. It activates a self-warming mechanism upon contact with the skin and the heat helps penetrate conditioner into hair follicles to promote healthy hair when it needs it the most.
Tip 3: Greasing the scalp may not help with “dry-scalp” syndrome
According to Revolution Health, “If your scalp is excessively dry, applying oil additionally may not help.” A flaky scalp is sometimes caused by a type of yeast overgrowth on the skin, resulting in a condition known as sebhorreic dermatitis. Since scalp is skin, it’s susceptible to the same conditions as skin on the other parts of the body — acne, folliculitis or impetigo. It’s best to minimize the use of oils and other liquids that may contribute to “build up.” See a dermatologist if your dry scalp persists.