As the winter is approaching, our hair starts to behave differently and everyone starts to complain: “my hair looks messy, dry with split ends - I can’t do anything with them!”

Hair easily becomes dry during this time of year. It happens under the influence of the dry indoor heating and dry cold weather outside. Cold winter air is drying more and humid less. Indoor heating devices are the reason why air becomes dry. A humidifier can help by adding moisture to the air. You can simply leave a pot of water on your stove, and waters steaming into the air, this will prevent dandruff as well.

But it’s just the one from many things that could help to keep your hair more healthy. Here are some more tips for your hair protection during wintertime:


Cold, snow, strong winds are very harmful for your hair. Therefore always wear a scarf, hat or cap to protect your hair from all damaging winters’ effects. But make sure that all headdresses were not so tight that it will restrict circulation in your scalp, also do not use hats without protecting your hair with a silk scarf. Before you put on a hat, always remember to put on some nourishing conditioner. It will be like a conditioning treatment.


Adding moisture to your hair is especially important at this time of year. Look for products with cetearyl and cetyl alcohols. Both are structurally similar, derived from coconut. They are the best moisturizing agents for conditioner, shampoo. If your hair is very damaged or dry, you should use a moisturizing shampoo as well. After using a good product that does moisturize hair you want to be sure to lock that moisture in. A cold or cool rinse helps close the cuticle down and seal in the moisture.

Deep conditioning is vital and irreplaceable for parched winter locks. Most stylists recommend deep conditioning minimum once a week. Choose a moisturizer rich in humectants and natural oils. Use a conditioner daily.

Concentrate the conditioner on hair ends. Wash it under the shower, than leave it hanging down. As part of your hair care, do a final rinse in cold water – it’s a secret for extra shine to your hair. Don't rinse your conditioner out purely. Leave in about 25 - 30 % of the conditioner; also leave a little conditioner in the ends. Be careful not to satiate the hair too much with hair care products. And remember, never brush your hair when it is wet and also never go outside with your hair wet, you risk breakage!

Don't wash your hair too often during the winter season – you are risking depleting natural oils. If usually you shampoo every three days, so in wintertime shampoo once a week. Advisable massaging the scalp with light oils like jojoba, olive, avocado or shea tree butter. Massage a quarter teaspoon of warm natural oil through your hair once a week. Leave on overnight.

Try to avoid excessive use of "hot" items on your hair such as blow dryers and curling or straightening irons. If you need to use a "hot" item use a leave in conditioner before using the item on your hair, be sure to use a thermal protectant and also advisable diffusing it on low heat, concentrating on the roots.

Avoid taking hot showers or washing your hair in hot water, because it’s making your hair dry out and became damaged. Use warm or cool water instead.

Unhappily, but long hair has to be trimmed to bring life back to limp hair and to stay healthy looking. Do it every six weeks and you will ensure your split ends won't travel up the hair shaft.

Drink a lot of water for internal hydration and take vitamins, specific to hair health. This suggestion is none the less as therefore mentioned.