Don’t you hate when you’re hair gets frizzy, dry and messed up because of the winter weather? The cold months can seriously take a toll on your mane so we’ve put together a convenient guide on winter haircare. Apply any of these tips and you will notice a positive difference in how your hair feels and looks.
Men’s Winter Hair Care
It all starts with a hat
If the harsh cold winds can’t get to your hair then you already solved half the battle. To protect your hair and also to stay warm you should invest into a quality hat such as one composed of merino wool. You’ll be able to navigate the winter much more comfortably and your hair will remain untouched. It’s best to limit your time wearing hats though at the same time though because they might restrict oxygen getting to the follicles.
Watch what you eat
It’s no surprise that what you eat plays a role in your hair health. Since it’s in a more sensitive state during the winter, you should be paying extra attention to what you munch on. Try getting more omega 3 fatty acids through eggs, fish oil, and sea food. Healthy fats are inflammatory and incredible not just for your hair but also your skin and immune system. Besides that make sure you are getting in good protein sources, complex carbohydrates and vitamins. If you want to take a multivitamin or health supplements, the winter is the perfect time to start getting into the habit of it.
Grow it out
If you’ve ever had short hair in the winter then you understand the pain of a cold gust of wind hitting your scalp. To stay warmer during the cold months there’s no harm in growing out your hair a bit. You don’t have to look like Tarzan but trying adding a few more inches and you who knows, you may like your new style.
Use a conditioner
Using a conditioner is one of the best ways to protect your hair this winter and keep it looking healthy. Conditioners give that mop on your head more shine and elasticity which is especially great for men with medium or long hair. Most importantly it adds more moisture to your scalp which will keep it from getting brittle, flaking and dry. If you’d like you can even use a dry conditioner before you leave the house for maximum effectiveness.
One of the healthiest things on the planet to consume or to use topically. Coconut oil is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and the perfect moisturizer. Since it’s an oil it spreads and absorbs easily into our skin, scalp and hair. For our hair, it adds more shine and moisture that will stay locked in all day. You can get organic coconut oil for cheap too making it a very effective small investment.
Don’t over-do product
While it can be tempting to use more wax, paste and hair products in general because you know the winter might mess your hair up, you should do the opposite. Using too much product is known to be hard on your scalp and follicles which might be only adding to the trouble. Use a dime sized amount when you’re styling your hair and use some of the other tips laid out before.
What tips do you have to keep your hair in great shape during the winter?