Winter Hair Care Tips

Girl outside in the snow protecting her hair with a hat from the harsh winter conditions

Winter is quickly approaching, and if you live in a climate where temperatures drop below freezing, you know how damaging the air can be to your hair and skin! From the cold winds outside to the dry indoor heat with extra static electricity lingering in every room, you need to take extra precautions during the winter months.

Here are a few winter hair care tips to ensure your precious locks stay healthy and strong during this chilly season!

Lower the Water Temperature in Your Shower

Although it may be tempting to crank the heat in the shower, especially in the cold winter weather, be careful with how hot you set the temperatures. The hot temperatures will remove the moisture from your hair, leaving it more brittle and easier to break.

That doesn’t mean you need to give up on your warm showers in the winter. Just make the switch to washing your hair with lukewarm water instead. Before you get out of the shower, try ending your rinse with cool water to help lock the moisture in your hair.

Avoid Heat Styling

Air drying is always the best option for your hair. When you blow-dry your hair, it will draw out the moisture in it, increasing the chances of it breaking. A heat-free drying option will help keep your hair moisturized and healthy.

In the winter, it’s always best to embrace your natural hair as much as possible. Extra heat on your already delicate hair will amplify the issue.

Don’t Wash Your Hair Everyday

If you typically wash your hair daily, it’s time to break that habit. Believe it or not, you can over wash your hair, which will strip it of its natural oils. If you usually wash your hair daily, try switching to washing it every other day.

Pro Tip: Try using hair oil on your dry locks during the winter to help regenerate your strands and give them the extra moisture and shine they need! 

The winter weather can be harsh on all different hair textures and types. Although the cold weather does not directly correlate with hair loss, you will likely lose more during winter.

If you believe your hair loss is caused by something other than the harsh winter weather, don’t hesitate to contact a specialist to help you! At NM Hair Replacement Studio, our experienced hair specialists are dedicated to helping you understand your hair loss and give you non-surgical tools to help you treat it!

Give us a call today at (718)267-2516 for a free consultation and hair and scalp analysis.

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