Hair that’s winter ready

NEW DELHI: From frizzy hair to split-ends, winter can get harsh on your hair. Keep hot water away from it and opt for safe styling methods to let your hair stay healthy even when the temperature takes a dip.

Daniel Bauer, TRESemme’s official hair expert, suggests ways to combat winter dryness —

Keep hair washing to a minimum: There has never been a defined answer to how often one should wash their hair as it all depends on your hair type and styling choices. But washing your hair too often in the winters will remove the natural oils secreted by your hair, leaving them dry and prone to breakage. So make sure you don’t wash your hair too often. Also, it’s best to use products that tame frizz.

Conditioning is the key: So many people deal with rough hair due to the sudden weather change mixed with harsh winter winds. A good conditioner will lock in all the moisture in to your hair and keep it clean and nourished. A good tip is to not rinse out to your conditioner completely if you have thick hair. For people with fine hair, you should just leave in a little bit of conditioner on the tips.

Say no to hot water showers: A 30-minute-long hot shower may feel great on a cold winter morning, but it will most definitely strip your hair of all moisture. Instead, wash your hair with lukewarm water and finish off with cold water right at the end. This will help close and seal the hair cuticles.

Safe styling: Since your hair is already prone to some damage in winters, ensure all other processes are smooth and hassle-free. Use a strengthening shampoo that nourishes the hair and forms a protective shield, allowing it to withstand the potential damage due to heat styling tools and frequent brushing. Opt for loose styles such as fishtail braids or a messy bun that are winter-friendly and can be easily created at home.