While winter is a fantastic excuse to splurge on that ultra-chic coat you’ve had your eye on for months, it also goes hand in hand with the burden of chilly temperatures that wreak havoc on your hair. To help you survive the colder months we’ve put together a guide to the very best of Mother Nature’s tool kit. We guarantee that these 100% natural hair care solutions will keep your locks looking lovely all winter long.
Coconut oil treatments
Hailed as one of the most diverse ingredients in the natural beauty world, coconut oil is a wonderful way to drench your hair with moisture. In winter the coconut oil can solidify in your hair a little so it’s best used as an overnight treatment as opposed to a leave in conditioner.
Seal in the moisture
During the day keep your hair follicles cosy be treating them with liquid room temperature oils sourced from olives, almonds and jojoba plants. These create a barrier between your hair and the elements which will help minimise damage when the temperatures drop.
Eating nutrient rich foods
You are what you eat, and this age old saying also applies to your hair. During winter be sure to pack your diet full of nutrient rich foods that promote growth and gloss. Your hair needs protein so stock up on protein rich foods too.
Condition with Aloe Vera curd
Great for adding shine and volume, Aloe Vera curd is a fantastic way to keep your hair nourished when the cold weather and winds relentlessly dry it out.
Stock up on Vitamin A
Vitamin A rich foods are a godsend when it comes to keeping hair healthy. We’re talking leafy vegetables, carrots and cod liver for starters.
Invest in a silk pillow case
Luxurious and sumptuously soft, snoozing on a silk pillow case will prevent frizz and minimise breakage. You’ll be amazed at the difference it can make!
While it can be tempting to ditch the water bottle for a wonderfully warm latte, staying hydrated should never be overlooked. This will help your hair and scalp stay healthy, even when the colder weather insists on drying your body out.
Treat with Avocado
Fresh avocado can do wonders for the hair and scalp – just smooth it over the hair in the shower as a treatment.
Step away from the comb
Combing wet hair can actually do more damage than good. Gently brush locks, and then only comb when necessary and completely dry.
Turn down the heat
You should wash your hair in warm water, rather than hot water. Cold water is also better at retaining hair’s moisture, so think about rinsing off the conditioner with cool water in the shower.
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