Winter is not a good time for hair – the cold, dry air and wind cause knots and knots cause pulling and pulling causes breakages. Furthermore, the scalp also tends to dry out and be more prone to flaking and itching. More than at any time of the year, winter is when hair needs extra love and attention PLUS as much moisture as one can give it.
Here are a few tips to help you get through winter without literally, pulling your hair out:
- Switch to an oil-based moisturizer to lock in extra moisture.
Natural, curly, wavy, relaxed, and coiled hair is sensitive to cold weather, when it’s prone to brittle texture, breakage, and split ends. Use a heavier-than-usual oil-based moisturiser that will evaporate more slowly to protect textured hair.
- Commit to weekly treatments to keep hair hydrated.
Dry air also means all hair textures should focus on weekly hair treatments to replace lost moisture. Hair dries out in winter from not having enough moisture in the indoor air, which is when a good conditioner comes. Treat your hair to a good conditioning treatment at least once a week.
- Cut down on your heat-heavy styling routine.
Heat and dryness will result in split ends and breakage. Try opting for protective styles, such as braids, buns, twists, and ponytails, which give hair time off from the heat routine.
- Line your winter hat with silk or satin to stop split ends.
Wool, cotton, and other coarse fabrics can cause split ends and breakage.
Line wool, acrylic, and/or cotton hats with silk or satin. You can even
apply an oil-based hair moisturiser prior to wearing your favourite hat.
- Hydrate hair overnight with an oil or serum.
Dry night air takes moisture from your skin as well as your hair. Use a night serum or treatment on your hair overnight even if it is a bit messy – the benefits are worth it. If you have naturally curly, relaxed, and textured strands hydrate often with treatments high in omega fatty acids.
Celltone Advanced Hair Treatment is an ideal winter (and all year round) hair treatment for ethnic hair. It is made from a unique combination of naturally derived ingredients, including a Kalonji or black seed oil, which softens the hair and makes it more manageable. The treatment also penetrates deep into the hair follicles encouraging new hair growth and reducing hair loss.
It also has anti-inflammatory properties and helps maintain the condition of the scalp, relieving dryness and reduces flaking and itching.
For more information on Celltone Xtra Hydrating Treatment go to www.celltone.co.za.