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Winter hair care tips

You probably know that the cold winter air dries out your skin, but did you know that it can be just as harsh on your hair?

Lower temperatures, lack of humidity, and heat styling suck moisture from your hair and scalp, leading to damaged, brittle, frizzy-looking hair. Just like skin, hair needs custom care and protection during the harsh winter weather to remain healthy and strong.

To help you fend off the winter assault, we’ve put together 4 tips to help keep your hair strong, healthy, and frizz-free all winter long.

Lay Off The Steam

We know it’s hard to not take scalding hot showers during the winter, but there’s nothing more disastrous to hair health than heat. Extreme hot water can strip oil and moisture from both your skin and hair. It’s better to shower in lukewarm water and finish with a cool rinse. This’ll close the hair cuticle and preserve its natural oils.

Hydrate Your Surroundings

The best way to maintain the quality of your hair is to attack the problem at its root. Because of the low temperatures, it’s normal to crank up the heat at home. But this extra heating can suck the moisture out of the air — drying out your hair! To stay cozy while safeguarding your hair health, consider investing in an air humidifier. These machines will rebalance the moisture levels in your room overnight.

Introduce Masks

The ladies have been using hair masks for years to achieve shiny, silky smooth hair. It’s time for us guys to take a hint.

The dry winter air tends to strip moisture from hair, leading to dryness and breakage. Hair masks, with their intense hydration and nourishing ingredients, help combat this dryness, repair damage and strengthen the hair.

Look for hair masks formulated with nutrient-rich oils like shea, coconut and argan oil. These will keep your hair nourished and hydrated throughout the winter. 


When In Doubt, Cover up

On extreme winter days, sometimes it’s best to just cover up with a beanie or a cap. However, be mindful of static electricity, as it can lead to frizzy hair. Steer clear of materials like wool, as its natural fibers can contribute to static. Instead, consider a synthetic polyester blend.

Although not completely eradicating static, the smooth textures of both acrylic and polyester in the blend work to minimize friction, reducing the likelihood of static buildup and ensuring your hair remains more manageable under the beanie.

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With a little extra effort, you can preserve that silky smooth head of hair during the harshest time of the year.

-Forte Team