Monday, January 9, 2012

Winter Hair Care Tips

Embrace Humidity with Humectants
Combat winter dryness with frequent use of water-based conditioners like glō•essentials Moisture Enhance Hydrating Conditioner that contain humectants. Humectants are hygroscopic (absorbent) substances that help retain moisture by attracting water molecules from the environment.

Avoid Rough Fabrics
Popular winter fabrics like faux fur and velvet may do wonders for your figure, but can wreck havoc on your hair. The word is friction. For instance, if you have at least shoulder-length hair and wear it down frequently, you are more prone to split-ends due to the follicle chafing against your clothes. So you should either create a buffer by wearing a soft scarf, or embrace up-dos like braids, buns, and ponytails—anything that gets your hair off your shoulders.

Don't Forget to Trim
Speaking of split ends, the only way to truly repair them is to remove them. So invest in regular trims to prevent tears from traveling up the hair shaft and creating fly-aways.

Try to Dry
Finally, always try to leave your house in the morning with dry hair, especially if you live in areas that can reach below-freezing temperatures. Wet strands when combined with cold weather are more prone to breakage, which makes your hair appear shorter overtime.

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