Winter may be beautiful to look out at, with its frosty windows, pretty snowflakes and lots of icy fun! However, it does take its toll on our skins, on our bodies, and our hair in particular. We turn a pasty white, losing the gorgeous sun-kissed tans of summer, while our hair becomes static and unruly. Hats become our best friend throughout the season as we count the days to spring. You can, however, tame those crackling static tendrils that love to fly about like magnets drown to everything around. We need moisture in the hair to keep this from occurring. There are a few hair care tips and tricks here to help you through those static moments gracefully.
1. Extra conditioning really helps out in the long run. You may not always have it handy, but it’s good to stock up on the conditioner for the winter months.
2. Not every blow dryer is good for your hair. You know that you should be going for something a little more expensive to achieve salon looks, but the best way to keep the static out of your hair is through using an ionic blow dryer.
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3. If you’re out on the street, it’s good to have a dryer sheet in your purse. All you have to do is smooth it over your hair and static runs off into the wind. It smells great and you can also use it on your static clothes to get rid of that charge.
4. Hairspray without aerosol and without alcohol comes in very handy when applied with a comb, in order to tame those flyaways that refuse to stay put. Make sure the spray won’t be drying out your hair though as that may be the case with most.
5. Use lotion that you rub on your hands and body and smooth it over your hair to get rid of that static easily. Make sure it’s something as natural as can be. Your hair will look oily quite quickly, but that may be a good trade-off for getting rid of the static. Work the lotion into your hands first and then through your pretty locks.
6. Switching to a 100% wool hat might in fact help more than anything else. It may be a good idea to find a villager who makes these at home so that you know it’s pure without a doubt. You want to keep far away from acrylic, polyester and fleece in particular. Cotton works great as well, but make sure that it’s 100% natural fibres.
7. Leaving your hair to air dry after rinsing it under lukewarm water helps more than you can imagine. Hot water will dry out the hair while you certainly cannot be taking cold showers in the winter. Hair dryers will only make the situation worse as well. Heat is static’s best friend so you have to try to keep away from it as much as possible. Remove the heat styling from your plans and keep the water lukewarm and you will have the best results in keeping hair electricity-free.
Following the above-mentioned simple tips, you’ll easily fight those unpleasant static hair moments, enjoying the radiant and healthy glow of your tresses and looking as fabulous as in any other season. After all, static hair is such a small problem to start hating the beautiful winter season because of this!
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