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5 ways to prepare your hair for winter

Hello Winter! As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, those freezing temperatures/cold weather can really have a bad effect on our hair, there are however, some good ways to tackle dry and lacklustre hair, read on for some tips to keep the moisture in your hair to ensure it looks smooth and silky all winter.

1. Regular trims: you may find that more split ends are emerging during winter, due to the dryness and brittleness of the hair. The only way to get rid of split ends is to trim them off. The frequency of trims depends on the growth rate of your hair, if your hair grows pretty fast, then every 6 weeks is good.

2. Deep oil condition: Soak your hair in a moisturising oil, such as coconut oil overnight as a mask, or you can leave it on for an hour. Massage into the hair 3 inches from the roots and the tips of the hair. When washed off, you will notice your hair feels softer and silkier.

3. Cutting back on heat styling: Heated tools can damage your hair, and even more so during winter. Letting your hair dry naturally will be more beneficial to you in the long run. Always use heat protection products if you are going to use any kind of heat tool, including curlers and straighteners.

4. Eat a balanced diet: You are what you eat, that includes your hair. Healthy hair comes from within, so make sure you are eating a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of nutrients and vitamins. That includes getting your five a day! Also – drinking plenty of water will ensure you stay hydrated as well as your hair and scalp.

5. Frequency of washes: Do you wash your hair everyday? you may be doing more harm than good. Washing hair too much can strip off the natural oils on the scalp, causing dry and brittle hair. Not something we want during winter! Washing 3 times a week will give your hair time to breathe and repair. Also, rinsing the hair with cold water post shampooing will seal in shine.

There you have it. 5 ways to protect your hair from the attack of the freezing temperatures. Now go and enjoy your hot chocolate with cream.