Winter Hair Care

Winter is on the horizon, and soon enough, you’ll see its effects on your hair’s behavior and appearance. The frigid months are particularly hard on everyone’s hair, often leaving it dry, brittle, and all-out damaged. But you don’t have to experience the winter hair blues if you take the time to learn the ins and outs of winter hair care. And that’s what you’ll learn in this article! 

Cover Your Hair on the Coldest Days

The coldest days of winter can wreak havoc on your hair, turning it from moisturized and shiny to crunchy and dry. So, on days when the temperature is particularly frigid, cover your hair with a scarf or hat. This will help protect your hair from the harsh winds and keep it from drying out. If you can, opt for headwear that's silk or satin-lined - doing so will minimize friction and lock in your hair's existing moisture.

Let Up on Heat Styling

Winter is a great time to give your hair a break from heat styling, especially since you'll probably end up covering your head a lot of the time to stay warm. And anytime you put heat on your hair, it loses vital moisture necessary for a healthy mane. So, lay off the heat tools and let your hair air dry whenever possible. If you must style with heat, use a heat protectant product beforehand. It also helps to set your styling tools to the lowest effective temp.

Never Go Out With Damp or Wet Hair

When you leave the house with damp or wet hair, you're essentially giving the cold weather free reign to damage your locks. And wet hair is more vulnerable to breakage, so do your hair a favor and make sure it's completely dry before heading outside in the cold. You may think that if you cover your wet hair up, you can go outside as is, but that's not the case. Covering up wet or damp hair can result in mold growth, so it's best to ensure it's dry.

Up Your Hair Moisturizing Routine

Your hair needs extra moisture to combat the winter's drying effects. So, it's essential to use products that are rich in hydrating ingredients. This means using a gentle, moisturizing shampoo, a creamy rich conditioner, and giving your hair a hydrating deep conditioning treatment at least once a week.

Look for products that contain natural oils like coconut oil, argan oil, and shea butter. These ingredients will help to seal in moisture and keep your strands nourished all winter long. You can also use a daily leave-in conditioner every morning for all-day hydration. Just apply a small amount to your damp hair, focusing especially on the ends, before styling as usual.

So, there you have it - practical hair care information you can use every day to help your hair thrive no matter how harsh a winter you face. We hope you found this helpful, and we wish you the best with your hair!



Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.

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