How to Repair Your Winter Dry Hair for Spring
Spring has finally arrived…hallelujah! But most of us are still dealing with the damage winter has done to our precious tresses. Between the cold air outside and the amount of dry heat we’ve all used, lifeless and damaged, dry hair would be an understatement. So let’s bring our locks back to life with a little tender, love and care. Keep reading for our five suggestions on how to repair your winter hair to Spring.
Whether it be a DIY treatment, or a splurge at the salon, there are many hair treatments out there that are extremely beneficial. A moisturizing hair mask or a oil treatment once a week will definitely get your tresses back on the right track. One of our favorites (and cheapest), is good old coconut oil. Coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft for ultimate moisture, while protecting and repairing damaged hair. Simply soak your dry hair in coconut oil, throw it up in a bun, and let it sit for at least an hour before washing out.
Get a Trim
Dead ends and split ends are never cute. Hair experts say that we should be getting a trim every 6-8 weeks, and although this might not be realistic for everyone, Spring is the perfect time to visit the salon. When your ends are damaged, your hair will lack shape and movement, tangle easily, and could even stop the growing process. A trim can bring your lifeless and dull hair alive again. Trust us on this one!
Skip the Heat
This is one of the biggest favors you can do for your hair. Hot tools can get up to 400 degrees, which can be extremely damaging. Challenge yourself to go 2 weeks without using any heat, we think you will like the results. Yes, this might mean you need to get up a little bit earlier to let your hair air dry, but it will be worth it. If you absolutely must use heat on your hair, use the lowest setting and lowest temperature possible, and always use a heat protectant!
Washing your hair too often can strip the hairs natural oils and moisture. Although hair type is a major factor when it comes to how often you should wash your hair, less shampoo is almost always the answer. For all of you oily girls out there, this might be difficult, but believe it or not, you can actually train your hair to be less greasy. Start by washing your hair every other day and slowly begin to wash less and less. For those days in between days, dry shampoo and messy buns will be your best friends!
Believe it or not, our hair needs the same well rounded healthy diet just like our body does. Nutrients that we put in our bodies can have the same beneficial factors for our hair. The cells that make up our hair strands require vitamins and minerals to keep them full and luscious. One of the main nutrients that is crucial for healthy hair is protein. Our hair is made up of protein, so it only makes sense, right?! Iron, Omega 3’s, and vitamins A, C, and E are also key nutrients that our hair needs.