In winter our hair often electrifies. As a matter of fact, static electricity that accumulates in hair is very harmful. It makes hair thinner and weaker so that it may start to break and lose its color. To say nothing of the ends of your hair that usually split in winter and make it difficult to arrange and manage. Static electricity can also be one of the causes of winter hair loss. How annoying it all is! But is there anything can we do about it?
The easiest way to reduce buildup of static electricity in hair is to use a common antistatic agent. But don’t sprinkle it on your hair but rather on the comb and brush. You can also use it on your winter cap for preventive measures. It is also possible to substitute the antistatic agent with a usual antistatic hair spray from time to time.
Speaking about combs and brushes, avoid using the latter, especially those with plastic or metal teeth. Use only wooden combs instead (or combs with ceramic coating). For better results drip a few drops of some essential oil (almond, lavender, peach, jojoba etc.) on the comb.
Also there are special shampoos and sprays with antistatic or smoothing effect. They will definitely do their job making your hair more manageable.
As a rule, hair that is over-dried and thin accumulates most of static electricity. Therefore, you will benefit from various moisturizers: balms and masks. By the way, they will also help you restore color of your hair and make it look more lustrous.
Here are simple everyday tips to regrow your hair and keep it healthy.
Don’t cut your hair too short and don’t do it too often. To avoid splitting ends and to keep your hair in a decent condition it is recommended to cut your hair approximately 1 cm a month. As far as the hair grows about 1 cm every month you will not want to have it being cut more (unless you want a shorter haircut). So make your hairdresser aware of your preferences.
Comb and brush your hair tenderly. Long hair is fragile. As a matter of fact, it can be compared to soft nylon stocking. The longer the hair, the softer you should be while treating it. So don’t be too hard in combing and brushing to avoid the damage.
Never brush wet hair. Your hair is very vulnerable when it is wet. So never attempt to brush your hair in this case. Only when they are more or less dry, start a gentle brushing from the ends and proceed gradually to the roots.
It’s important to clean your brushes. Clean your brushes and combs regularly as they quickly collect dead-skin cells and become greasy and dirty. Clean them with boiled water or shampoo.
Braiding of hair. You hair feels much better when they are free. If you prefer it having in knots and braids, don’t overdo with it. If your hair is really long, you are welcome to braid before you go to bed to avoid tangles in the morning (but don’t make braiding too tight).
Choose right hair accessories. Always watch what you use to take care of your hair. Avoid sharp metal accessories and make preference of wooden ones.
Do not use too much shampoo. Shampoo always seems to be a quick fix. But try to wash your hair less frequently to avoid its harmful effect. In order to smooth it use more conditioner. But remember not to apply it on the scalp, rather put it from the ears down to your hair ends.
Dryers,straighteners and bleach. Avoid them as much as you can. You definitely don’t want your hair be like dried straws. It could have been awesome as it is with much less sacrifice.
Think about food. Make your diet healthy and varied. Add more B and E vitamins to your plan, as they are essential to your healthy hair. Remember, good nutrition is just as important for your your hair as the rest of your body.
Summer is a very special season for our hair. Heat, dust and strong sun-rays can pose a serious threat to its normal growth if no preventive measures are taken. As a matter of fact, a great number of people complain of dry and brittle hair, splitting ends and excessive hair loss in summer. If you are among them, you will benefit from the following tips. They will help you protect your hair from summer threats and keep it healthy, strong and beautiful.
If your hair is exposed to the sun throughout the day, it may be helpful to wear a cap, a sunhat or a scarf. This could be especially important for those who have their hair dyed dark and don’t want it to lose color. Remember, ultraviolet radiation is very harmful for our hair. Even those who use a tanning bed or booth should protect their hair by wearing a scarf or a towel. To say nothing of the summer sun-rays, which can be far more dangerous. That is why it’s recommended to use a shampoo or other hair care products with UV-protection.
It is very important to wash your hair thoroughly in summer, otherwise it will lose its shine and nice color pretty soon. In order to do this there is a proven method: you simply need to mix your shampoo with some baking soda and wash your head with it. It will remove chemicals, particularly chlorine from the hair. You may use a clarifying shampoo as well.
It’s necessary to keep your hair moisturized in summer. Don’t wash your hair with shampoo every day, as it can make it dry and fragile. If you are not happy with your usual shampoo, you can benefit from using moisturizing shampoo or/and conditioner on a daily basis. Don’t use hair care products with alcohol, because they take natural moisture away. Also limit your use of such items as curling irons and blow dryers. Drink enough water to keep your body hydrated and, thus, help your hair stay moisturized.
To obtain extra-fine gloss of your hair use such hair care product as hair shine spray or silicone serum. But don’t overdo with them, because you can easily make your hair greasy. On order to avoid this, you can take an unused powder brush, apply the spray or silicone serum on it and use it to stroke your hair.
Your hair needs to be properly cared not only from the inside, but also from the outside, i.e. to make it look and feel great with the help of external hair care treatments and cosmetics.
Masks are a proven means for bringing your weakened and damaged hair in a good condition. It often turns out that home-made masks for hair are more effective and safe, because they do not contain dyes and various harmful chemical additives. Therefore, don’t throw away a pack of soured milk or a week-old kefir from the refrigerator. There would be much more use if you put it on your hair and keep it for half an hour.
A mask mixed of castor, olive oil and dry hair shampoo will quickly bring your dry hair back to life. Take a tablespoon of these oils and a teaspoon of shampoo. Rub this mixture into the scalp and wrap it with a warm towel. Wash it off after 2 hours, using hair conditioner and shampoo.
In case of greasy hair the following mask almost works wonders. Mix egg yolk, a few drops of castor oil and a teaspoon of vegetable oil and put the mixture on your hair for 20 minutes. Then wash it off with shampoo.
If you want to make a moisturizing mask, you’ll need fat sugarless yogurt and 2 tablespoons of avocado oil. Keep this mask for 30 minutes and wash your head with shampoo and conditioner afterwards.
In winter our hair is exposed to temperature changes all the time. Blood circulation in the scalp slows down at low temperature and that is the main reason for bad condition of hair. It does not get sufficient nutrients to grow strong and healthy as usual. When we return to warm indoors after walking in cold streets our hair gets instantly desiccated.
To preserve beauty of your hair in the winter start with the correct choice of shampoo. In most cases it is best of all to use mild shampoo, but always consider whether it suits your hair type.
If you have hair type that is commonly called oily, then you will want to try oil hair shampoo with extract of hops, birch, or foalfoot. If your hair is dry and damaged, use shampoo with sea buckthorn containing vitamins A, E, C and rutin.
A general tip for both types of hair: never wash your hair with hot water. It makes it brittle and fragile.
It is also advisable to use balm and hair conditioner: they nourish the scalp and stems of hair, restoring its shine and making it easier to comb. Do not use plastic or metal combs and brushes because hair electrifies greater from them in the cold period. Pick up wooden combs and brushes.
Try to keep a hair dryer and curler away from your hair in winter. You probably don’t want to completely overdry your hair that is already subjected to adverse effects of winter.