Hair Problems in the Winter and Their Solutions



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Under the influence of the cold air, dry wind, fogs and the sun, our hair gets dryer, loses its shine and vitality.

More care

Give your hair twice as much care than in the summer. For this season, it is extremely important to nourish the scalp. There is a solution for dehydration, brittle hair, lack of shine, and hair loss – masks rich in vitamins, proteins and panthenol that “catch” and keep the moisture in the hair, so that now when the hair growth is slower, the head skin can gain and storage as much nourishing substances as it needs for fighting with the cold and for the preparation for the spring accelerated hair growth.

Electrified hair

Often in winter, electrostatic loading of the hair appears. It has surely happened to you to take off your hat and your hair starts to fly in all directions. In this case, cosmetic products can help like the ones that bring moisture to the hair and strengthen the brittle parts. This problem partially can be solved with extract of aloe vera, wheat germ oil and vegetable waxes. Antistatic cosmetics can help as well. Additionally, it is good for you to use hats and scarves made ​​of natural fabrics.

Protected

Important for the healthy hair in the coldest days of the year is it to be “dressed” in a protective layer that insulates the hair from the harmful effects of the environment. This luxury can be provided by special protective cosmetics based on silicone and silk protein, which is specifically designed to elicit a protective film on the hair. Along with that it fills all the cracks from the roots to the tips, and even restores the integrity of the splitting ends, for which otherwise the only solution is to be cut.

Temperature stress

Another horror, which the scalp goes through are the sudden temperature changes – when we go from the inside out and vice versa. This temperature stress often is expressed in itching and mild burning, as while we were outside the blood vessels are shrunk under the influence of the cold and the blood flow to the follicles decreased. When we enter a warm room, the capillaries of the scalp expand and the blood flow is increased and thus very oxygen-rich blood invades the skin.

The solution

This can partly be reduced by wearing a hat or scarf to cover most of the head and hair. These accessories should stay a bit loose to not make additional damages. It is desirable to make it possible for the hair to “breathe”, to have air circulation. The opposite can lead to undesired results – sticky hair, hair loss, dandruff and even greasy hair.

UV-rays

We have fought the cold and wind, but there is another important factor left – the sun. Don’t underestimate it in the winter! It is good in this season to also use sun-protective cosmetic hair products. Protection against UV-rays in this season is mandatory especially for winter sport fans. In the sunny winter days, the hair is exposed not only in direct but also indirect exposure due to the high reflectance of the snow.

The most important rules for cold days:

Never go out with wet or not quite dry hair.

Don’t allow the snow to fall directly on your hair as this makes the problems even more serious.

Even the greasy hair needs nourishing and hydrating in the winter.

Do not overdo the press, hairdryer, curling and dyes.

It is recommended in winter to use mostly crème-dyes or non-ammonia dyes.

 

 



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