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Winter Hair Care Tips: Keeping Your Locks Healthy and Happy

Updated: Apr 22

Winter is beautiful but can leave our locks dry, dull, and damaged. With simple tips and tricks, you can keep your hair looking and feeling its best all season. Here are some winter hair care tips:

Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise!

The cold air outside and dry heat inside can suck the moisture out of your hair, leaving it brittle and prone to breakage. To combat this, use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner, and consider incorporating a deep conditioning treatment into your weekly routine. Look for natural oils like coconut, jojoba, or argan oil, which can help nourish and protect your hair.

Turn Down the Heat

While it may be tempting to take a hot shower or crank up the heat on your hair dryer during winter, excessive heat can do more harm than good. Hot water and high-heat styling tools can strip your hair of its natural oils, leading to dryness and breakage. Instead, try to wash your hair in lukewarm water and let it air dry whenever possible. If you must use a hair dryer, use a heat protectant product and keep the heat setting low.

Cover Up

Remember to protect your hair from the elements when heading outside in the winter. Wearing a hat or scarf can help shield your hair from the wind and cold and prevent it from getting tangled or matted. Just be sure to choose a hat that isn't too tight or made of rough material, as this can damage your hair and cause breakage.

Avoid Overwashing

While keeping your hair clean is essential, washing it too often can strip it of natural oils and cause dryness. During the winter months, aim to wash your hair every two to three days rather than every day. You can use a dry shampoo to refresh your locks between washes if you have particularly oily hair.

Stay Hydrated

Finally, remember to hydrate from the inside out! Drinking plenty of water can help to keep your hair and scalp healthy and moisturised, even in the dry winter air. Aim for at least eight glasses of water daily, and consider incorporating hydrating foods like fruits and vegetables into your diet.

By following these winter hair care tips, you can help to keep your locks healthy and happy all season long. Feel free to experiment with different hair care products and techniques to find the best. With some patience and practice, you'll be on your way to having beautiful, healthy hair you can be proud of. Cheers from Team Rixon

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