With the cold weather that wreaks havoc to your skin, it puts your hair at risk as well. Hair can be tricky to care for throughout the wintertime, let alone with hair extensions. Hair extensions lack natural oils and moisture so you’ll want to be more diligent when washing, conditioning and caring for your hair. The arid conditions of winter takes the moisture out of your hair strands, which in turn can make your hair dry, frizzy, lackluster and fragile. Keep your hair and hair extensions healthy this winter with these few tips on how to protect it from the cold weather.
Keep Your Hair Moisturized
Aside from your regular shampoo and conditioner routine, it’s essential to keep your hair moisturized by conditioning to avoid dry and weak hair during the wintertime. During the day, use a leave-in conditioner to tame frizz. Use a deep conditioning treatment like a hair mask or a hot oil treatment at least once a week to keep your hair and extensions nourished, just be sure not to apply it close to your extensions’ bonds or slippage may occur.
Keep Heat at a Minimum
It is recommended to minimize the use of heat styling at a minimum throughout the winter months to avoid frizz and breakage. This may not always be possible but be sure to use the right heat-styling tools. A diffuser will work best to make it easier to style without frizz or heat damage. Hair tools with ceramic plates will work to penetrate the hair shaft more evenly and quickly without exposing to unnecessary heat damage. Ionic charged styling tools would work to neutralize the electric charge of damaged hair, which in turn helps prevent any further damage.
Protect Your Hair Outdoors
To protect your hair from the cool breeze, be sure to wear a hat, headscarf, or hood made with silk or satin linings. These materials won’t absorb moisture and they don’t allow your hair strands to rub together like other materials like cotton do. When long strands rub together, it causes friction that ultimately leads to frizz, static and tangles. So be sure to protect your hair and hair extensions while outdoors.