Lackluster a bit in the hair department, are you? It’s no wonder. We bop from outside cold to inside heat in the winter time. So our hair is pulling double duty when it comes to trying to hold on to its moisture.
To avoid the ill effects that the season’s inclement weather can have, Leon de Magistris of Leon & Co. in Belmost gave me simple and easy tips for maintaining your scalp and hair’s natural balance of oils and moisture.
“A lot of people make the mistake of over washing,” he says. “You should wash your hair less frequently, twice a week if possible. Remember, if you’re using a dry shampoo it will also dry out your scalp.”
Here are his best winter hair care tips for avoiding tress stress:
- Try to find a shampoo with a pH of 5 or 6.
- Use leave-in conditioners instead of rinse-out formulas.
- Don’t go outside with wet hair. Cold air will cause the hair to freeze, stripping it of moisture when it melts. (I do this. I will now not do this.)
- Brush the hair daily with a natural bristle brush to help bring natural oil off the scalp to the ends of the hair.
- To help repair the damage done from the winter months, use natural, at-home hair care remedy designed to retain moisture. Blend avocado with lemon juice and massage throughout the hair. Cover hair with a plastic bag or Saran wrap. Heat a wet towel in the microwave and wrap around the head over the hair mask, repeat once. Let the mask penetrate for 20 minutes before rinsing. (To me, this sounds divine.)