Winter hair care: Winterize your hair with 7 easy steps
Winter hair care is this Wednesday’s topic for Ask the Pro Stylist’s weekly Q&A. A reader wanted to know if she should do anything different in the winter with her hair regimen, and the pros from CHI supplied 7 easy steps to winterize your hair.
Whoop, Whoop, it’s Hump Day and the portion of the week designated to answering reader’s questions. Shelli sent me a message on my Facebook page asking, “My hair is very dry. Should I change the products I use in the winter?”
I have addressed winter hair care in the past, specifically dry scalp that increases during the colder months. About a week after I received Shelli’s message, my friends from CHI sent over a guide to winterize your hair with 7 easy steps using a new line of hair care, CHI Argan Oil plus Moringa. It is a “luxurious winter solution with its four-part system, designed to smooth, hydrate and revitalize hair while helping to create a more manageable styling process.”
Winter Hair Care: 7 CHI Tips to Winterize Your Hair
Wear a hat or scarf: Protect your hair when out in the elements by wearing your favorite hat or scarf, as blistery winds tend to dry hair. Rain, sleet and snow are not moisturizing. Hat hair? Keep a small travel blow dryer, flat iron or curling iron at your desk to quickly add some instant volume or touch up. You can also opt for loosely braiding, looping hair into large pin curls or a ponytail to keep hair hidden yet providing style after you remove your hat. *Or to add volume, apply a texturizing powder.
Use a humidifier: Keep hair from getting dry by using a humidifier, *or crack a window when you sleep. No matter what heating system you have, it tends to be dry on both your hair and skin. Also, avoid long hot showers; instead opt for a more comfortable temperature to not dry out your hair.
Minimize shampooing: As often as possible, extend the periods between washing hair. When you do, use a moisturizing shampoo like CHI Argan Shampoo and Conditioner, which is gentle while helping to improve the health of your hair. Argan oil is composed of luxurious oil blends and potent antioxidants for overall hair conditioning.
Use oil daily: Hair that is deficient of moisture will require ample rejuvenation and hydration to adequately return its chemistry to a reclaimed state of health. The CHI Argan Oil plus Moringa will help alleviate the damage of wintery conditions, a time when it’s best to use lightweight products like CHI Argan so your hair so it won’t be weighed down.
Deep condition once a week: To rejuvenate and repair, it’s recommended to deep condition. CHI Argan Rejuvinating Masque deeply nourishes and repairs hair with essential vitamins and antioxidants that work to improve the hair’s overall luster and appearance. Plus, don’t forget to get a trim every 4-6/6-8* weeks to help revive your hair and remove dryness or split ends.
Drink plenty of water and eat healthy foods: Foods rich in healthy monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, nuts, olive oil, flax, sardines, and avocados will help beautify your strands. Also, don’t forget your vitamin C, fruits and vegetables. Healthy hair and skin starts from the inside.
Remove Static: Try rubbing a small amount of CHI Argan Oil plus Moringa on a brush and run through your strands. The added oil will not only help to remove static but your hair will love the added benefit. Argan oil is a luxuriant solution for ultimately repairing hair completely, from cortex to cuticle, plus it repairs cracked hair cuticles derived from continued heat exposure and extreme weather elements.
If you have a question similar to Sherri’s winter hair care query, please email me at DeirdreAHaggerty@gmail.com. Until then, happy styling.
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