Caring For Your Tresses After a Cold Period
A cold weather period often means hot cocoa, cozy scarves and warm fires. But it also means having to deal with parched hair. When the cold front comes and goes, moisture is sapped from your tresses and oftentimes becomes a problem soon after. Fortunately, there are easy and effective ways to repair the damage that was caused – safely and naturally.
Learning how to take care of your hair starts with keeping it clean. But knowing how to take good care of your hair involves methods that will keep the moisture in. The first step is to invest in good products that complement your knowledge on how to take care of your hair naturally. For example, a good product for your hair is a type of shampoo that not only cleans it but also makes it resistant to breakage. This kind of shampoo is packed with moisture-retaining goodness to keep hair conditioned and “flexible” (ie. not prone to breaking). Whether you have fine, curly, wavy or stick straight hair, the first order of business is to bring back the lost moisture that was gone during the cold season.
Second, it is very important to add another selection criteria to your shampoo-searching quest. This includes choosing a shampoo that not only makes hair resistant to breakage but also addresses your hair condition or quality. Look for all natural shampoos that target your hair type: fine, normal, curly, anti- dandruff and whatnot. These shampoos are especially formulated to cleanse your hair properly depending on your hair type.
Third, consider getting other hair moisture-restoring agents to use after the cold season. Learning how to take care of your curly hair will often require some sort of leave on or after-shampoo product to keep your curly from getting frizzy. Two good products to try include a restructuring conditioner, which you apply after washing off the shampoo and a silk hair mask. The first one replenishes the lost moisture and repairs damages soon after you cleanse your hair, while the second one is a special kind of mask that adds a dose of extra potent ingredients to add even more conditioning goodness.
Apart from investing in good, all-natural products for your hair, it is also important to practice healthy hair habits. Fourth, when you learn about how to take care of your natural hair you will be made to understand the important of being gentle when it comes to grooming. For example, when hair is wet it is very much prone to breakage. As such, it is imperative that one uses a wide-toothed comb to comb the hair out instead of a hair brush. Another is that you must avoid rubbing your hair when you dry it. Rubbing can cause breakage. What you should do instead is to gently but firmly squeeze the water out by wrapping your locks in a fluffy, absorbent towel. Air-drying your hair is also a better option compared to blasting it with a blow dryer, which can encourage dryness to develop. These hair moisture-restoring tips will certainly come in handy after the cold season!