Weather affects hair. It affects hair growth, frizz, moisture and radiance.
But that doesn’t mean that you can’t have fabulous hair all year long! All your hair needs is a little more TLC from you. Here’s how you can weather-proof your hair for beautiful, voluminous hair season after season:
Hydrate: The key to fighting brittle hair during windy and rainy months is to keep your strands hydrated. Make sure to use a moisturizing shampoo, followed by a rich hydrating conditioner made with ingredients designed to nourish your hair from follicle to tip. If you’re prone to hair loss, make sure that your shampoo and conditioner is made with hair-loss fighting ingredients, and is sulfate and drug-free.
Avoid hair drying: How you manage your hair while it’s wet has a huge impact on how much it frizzes out. Fight frizz especially during the winter months by no longer wringing your hair out.
This practice may seem like the quickest, natural way to dry your hair after a bath, but it will only cause the cuticles to ruffle up. Instead, get rid of excess water by gently squeezing your hair. Better yet if you can use a microfiber cloth instead of a regular towel.
Use serums: Certain weather can make your hair become flat, even if you use a blow dry. Use a rich serum before heat styling to help add volume and body, especially during the summer months.
There’s no need to go to the salon to have volumizing treatments done; you can save money by doing it at the comfort of your own home just by using the right serum.
Wash less in cold weather: Cut down your hair washing to four times a week instead of daily, particularly in freezing cold temperatures. Not only does it minimize the need for heat styling every single day, but it also prevents your scalp and hair strands from drying out due to frigid climates.
On the days that you do wash your hair, soak it up in cold water because this effectively reduces frizz while helping to boost its shine. Don’t forget to use a natural shampoo and conditioner for added nourishment.
Evaluate your diet: Your hair’s health (or lack thereof) can give you vital clues into your own health. Consciously loading up on healthy food that is rich in minerals, vitamins, and natural oils will help give your hair the sustenance that it needs to act and look its best.
Make sure you’re eating lots of vitamins A, C, and E, plus iron from vegetables, fruits, fish, meat, and nuts. In doing so, you’re helping to boost your immunity while naturally repairing any damage done to your hair from within. (READ MORE: 10 Best Vitamins for Hair Growth)
Just remember as the season changes your hairs needs will change, as will your skin and nails. Take the time to give your hair what it needs, and your hair can be full of life year round!