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Taking care of your hair during winter shouldn’t be a drag. Image: Pexels/ Ogo

Moisture boost: Don’t let winter be the reason for your bad hair day

Don’t let the cooler temperatures ruin your hair. Here are a few tips to ensure your locks stay healthy and full of moisture.

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Taking care of your hair during winter shouldn’t be a drag. Image: Pexels/ Ogo

We’ve barely worn our in-between-weather clothing and already it’s time to dig out the parkas and puffer jackets. Winter is here. But don’t let the cooler weather and a lack of moisture ruin your hair game.

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For many of us, winter is a joy: sipping hot chocolate in front of the fire, a lazy lie-in on the weekend and the sound of the rain… But for those of us with brittle, dry or damaged hair, this season can get tricky.

When the colder temperature sets in, the humidity drops, which means that there is less moisture in the air. When this happens, the air draws moisture from anything it can – including your hair and skin! That’s why dry hair is one of the most common winter beauty concerns, and why we are more prone to breakage, frizz and split ends during the colder months.

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Hair care depends largely on the texture of hair you have. Image: Giulia Freitas | Pexels

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We’re always told that we need to adapt our skincare routines when we move from summer to winter. Lighter products get swapped out for richer, more nourishing formulations to combat the effect of the cold on our skin. Our hair is very much the same: when the cold weather sets in, hair needs extra moisture and nutrients to keep it soft, hydrated and healthy.

Protect your hair from the elements and give it a moisture boost by following these winter hair care tips courtesy of Nilotiqa.

Don’t over-shampoo

Washing your hair regularly in summer is essential to rid your hair and scalp of sweat and bacteria. When the weather cools down, try to shampoo a little less frequently and change your regular shampoo for a gentler formula. When we shampoo our hair we also remove the natural oils produced by our scalps, and in winter, these are essential to keep our hair moisturised.

Look after your scalp

It’s not unusual for one’s skin to get dry during winter, and that goes for the scalp too! A dry scalp can become itchy and uncomfortable, and may even flake. Avoid this by moisturising your scalp frequently.

Try leave-in conditioning products

If you’ve never tried a leave-in conditioner, now is your time! It helps replenish moisture and combat the effects of hot styling aids and cold winds. Plus, it’ll leave your hair feeling soft, lustrous and moisturised.

Don’t skip your weekly hair mask

Most of us need the extra moisture boost that a hair mask offers, and during winter, a weekly mask can make a big difference in repairing and protecting hair. Hair masks contain more concentrated ingredients than conditioners, which includes stronger moisturisers and hydrators that replenish and lock in moisture.

Give curls some extra definition

Curly hair is naturally drier than straight hair, so it’ll need plenty of additional moisture during winter. Because of the low humidity, curly girls may also find their hair more prone to frizz, with less definition and less manageability.

Don’t let winter get the better of your hair this season – with these simple adjustments to your regime, you’ll have soft, healthy and moisturized hair all winter long.

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