You may need your Bala Cynwyd hair restoration expert to tell you that winter is a difficult season, especially for those of us who live in colder climates. Less sunlight takes a toll, as does snow and ice, not to mention colder temperatures. But what you may not know is that winter’s seasonal challenges include the impact on your hair.
In fact, winter can have serious repercussions for your hair if you do not take the right precautions. While those precautions may depend on the length and thickness of your hair, as well as outside temperatures, the primary issues are still the same.
Wet Hair: We are all familiar with the problem of going out with wet hair in winter, although we may not always draw the right conclusion. Going outside with wet hair should not put you at greater risk of catching a cold, although there may be a connection between wet hair and sinus issues.
However, winter cold can pose a serious problem for wet hair. If the temperature is low enough, hair may freeze. While that may seem obvious, you may not appreciate the problem that this can pose for hair. When hair freezes, it is not simply a fashion inconvenience. Frozen hair may result in more permanent damage to hair.
Why? When water freezes, it becomes solid and expands. When this happens to hair, it not only hardens and expands, but it also becomes less flexible and in greater danger of breaking. Needless to say, this is not good for your hair, especially if you are already worried about thinning or lost hair.
One simple solution is to wear scarf around your head if you go out with wet hair, which will protect hair and avoid the problem of hat hair.
Dry Hair: Another major hair challenge during winter is the general dryness, both inside and out. The combination of cold, often dry winter air along with dry heat can dry out hair. Even if you have a healthy head of hair, your hair may suffer.
A couple of strategies that you might consider are washing hair less often (since hair washing dries out hair), and regularly applying conditioning treatments (especially when you wash your hair). These strategies will ensure that your hair can retain and replenish its moisture, and avoid any unpleasant repercussions from harsh winter months. If you feel that you need additional moisture, you might consider using a humidifier.
If you are worried about your hair in winter, make sure you take these necessary precautions to ensure your hair stays healthy.
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