When the weather starts getting cooler it is not only our wardrobes that get an overhaul but everything from our skin to our hair care routines need to be changed to accommodate the dropping temperatures.
The winter air can dry out natural hair and decrease its moisture leading to an increase in hair breakage and damaged hair. With busy schedules looking after our hair is not always top of the list, and with the extra damage that winter can cause natural hair, providing the right amount of TLC is not always possible.
Revlon Realistic Special Feelings shares six winter hair care tips to keep your locks looking good without unnecessary damage:
- Make use of protective hairstyles to keep natural hair from being damaged by the winter air. These styles lower the chance of breakage and allow ends and strands to be tucked away. However, although these styles will help retain the moisture they will eventually dry out, so it is important to change or refresh the style after a week or two.
- Trimming keeps natural hair looking good. The dry winter air can cause split ends, which should be trimmed when required.
- Use a product that is absorbed into the hair and can provide moisture. Revlon Realistic Special Feeling Super Soft Activator is the perfect addition to any hair care routine, giving curls a more defined, natural look and a healthy shine, while moisturising.
- Enjoy a healthy diet and drink water to keep hair healthy and moisturised. Our hair will benefit from the nutrients in the healthy food promoting growth and shine, while the water will help to keep our bodies healthy, and skin and hair hydrated.
- During the nightwear and sleep with a silk bonnet to keep in moisture and decrease the chance of friction, frizz and dryness. A satin pillowcase is also an option instead of a silk bonnet.
- Stay away from heat. Steaming our hair to allow for the moisture is a step that needs to be done, however, straightening hair with a hot iron or using a hot hair dryer can dry out your hair even more. Keep the hairdryer on cool to make sure that no further damage can be caused.