Top 5 Tips to Keep your Locks Looking Luscious during the Winter Months
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on December 7, 2016 by Paulina Nelega, RH
Posted in Hair Care Tips
Cold weather coupled with the wind can wreak havoc on even the healthiest hair! Unfortunately, winter often leads to dry, weak, and brittle hair. Here are 5 tips that will help you keep your locks looking luscious during winter months.
Give the scalp some love.
Massage your scalp before showering to exfoliate old cells, get waste byproducts out to the surface for removal, and invigorate your scalp with fresh, oxygen-rich blood. Follow up with an all natural shampoo and conditioner which is ideal for the regular cleansing of your hair such as Hair Essentials PURE Shampoo and Conditioner in unscented and citrus. A build up of chemicals from hair care products can affect scalp pH and sebum production, leading to scalp inflammation and follicle damage that can result in hair loss or poor hair growth.
Keep the body hydrated.
Indoor heating during the winter saps moisture out of our skin, including on the scalp. Pure water, herbal teas, and green tea are all great choices to help ensure you stay hydrated. Make it a habit of carrying a refillable water bottle with you so you can keep yourself topped up throughout the day.
Use hot oil treatments.
Indulge your scalp and hair with a weekly hot oil treatment to improve texture and maintain sheen. Even if you have oily hair, hot oil treatments are still beneficial for maintaining healthy moisture balance—just use a thinner oil, such as coconut oil or argan oil. Drier hair types can use a thicker oil, such as luxurious shea butter, jojoba, or avocado oil. All are 100% pure and wonderfully moisturizing! Hair Essentials Nourishing Oil is also a great all-natural alternative.
Take a daily supplement.
A healthy diet is your first step to great hair, so to ensure that your hair gets all of the key nutrients it needs on a regular basis, try supplementing with an all-natural supplement like Hair Essentials. Hair Essentials features over 20 key hair-healthy nutrients including silica, biotin, herbs, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and more! Plus, it’s vegetarian and certified gluten-free and works synergistically to combat hair loss, repair and revitalize hair follicles, and stimulate healthy new hair growth.
Protect your hair from the elements.
It’s winter, which means it’s time to put those cozy scarves and cute hats to good use! Extreme cold and harsh winds can damage and tangle your hair, making it dry and brittle—protect your locks from winter weather with signature style!
By taking these simple steps to care for your hair during the winter months, you can ensure that you preserve your luscious locks from the harsh elements of the cold winter months.
Here’s to Healthy Hair!
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan