Winter-proof Your Hair

24 January, 2017

Whether you live in upstate New York or (mostly) sunny Southern California, there isn’t a state on the map that doesn’t experience some sort of winter weather (OK, OK, Hawaii!) And from subzero actual outside temperatures to tropical-like indoor heating, our hair usually takes a hit. Here’s how to keep it looking great in all 48, plus Alaska 😉

A is for Avocado.

Guacamole, avocado toast and smoothies, who doesn’t love this super food? Rich in healthy fats as well as vitamins A, C, D, E, K, avocados also contain biotin, a B-vitamin that helps with hair growth. A diet that includes avocados could mean stronger, healthier hair with less breakage and healthy new growth.

Lower the heat.

Not necessarily on your thermostat (although not a bad idea to stave off static), but to avoid winter hair dehydration, scale back on the styling tools. Be sure you use blow dryers, curling and straight irons with multiple settings (not just ‘on’ and ‘off’) and turn the temps down to the lowest setting, especially if you have fine, fragile or thinning hair.

Towel dry gently.

Hair is at its most fragile state post-shampooing and conditioning, particularly the cuticle, so go extra easy on towel drying. Gently blot your hair with a very soft towel or microfiber cloth, never rub with a towel as this will not only cause winter frizz, but can also result in split ends and hair breakage.

Sleek dreams.

A cotton pillowcase can create friction between hair and the pillow surface, causing tangles and in some cases breakage, so upgrade to a 100% silk pillowcase which will protect your strands as you snooze. Hair easily glides across the pillow, especially important for fine, fragile hair, and you’ll awake to tangle-free hair with no flyaways.

Moisturize daily.

It’s second nature that when our skin gets dry and parched in the winter we immediately reach for a good moisturizer and the same should apply to our hair. Renessence Follicle Forever® Thickening Conditioner delivers essential nutrients for softer, smoother winter hair that’s instantly nourished and renewed for a fuller, thicker, healthier appearance.

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