Hair Care: Fighting Winter Dryness
Now that we've made it to the height of frigid winter, it’s time to check in with the health of our beloved tresses. Winter dryness will surely take its toll.
Since we know that the frosty temperatures outdoors, combined with the dry heating indoors can have a awfully compromising effect on our locks, there are a few extra steps we must take to manage these changes (unless you plan on switching climates).
From restoring moisture, replenishing nutrients, and a few great tips—we’ve got you covered:
Use a Sulphate-Free Shampoo
- Many popular shampoos contain “Sodium Lauryl Sulphate” (a chemical lathering agent), which not only damages your scalp but also promotes hair breakage. Switch to a more natural alternative to help preserve your locks.
- Since indoor heating can be very drying to the skin and hair as well, it’s a great idea to invest in a humidifier. This will help to restore moisture back into your indoor space and your hair will experience less of the detrimental impact the heat is causing.
- Hair masks are a fantastic way to replenish moisture and nutrients that become stripped overtime, especially through these harsher climates. Milani Hair has recently launched the “Rescue Me Hair Mask” with soothing Shea butter and Argan oil to restore elasticity and increase hair strength.
- Covering your head will not only keep you warmer, but will protect your hair from the elements, too.
- Wear your hair in an up-do or any style that gives it less exposure. (unlike our pretty model in the photo - :) )
- When washing your hair (or entire body for that matter) it is always important to finish off your shower with cold water. This is because the sharpness of the cold closes your hair cuticles, leaving them less prone to breakage.
- It is extremely important to maximize your hydration for both your skin and hair to look their best. When you are properly hydrated, your skin is supple, toxins are flushed out, and your hair is vitalized.