Chilly temperatures, cold winds, low humidity, and indoor heat can really dry out your hair. And if you’re already experiencing thinning hair or hair loss, the last thing you need is weather-induced split ends and breakage.  But take heart. There are some simple and inexpensive things you can do to have healthy winter hair. The key is to keep your hair hydrated when the thermometer dips.

Use a humidifier. I just read an article in Cosmopolitan that suggests putting a humidifier in your bedroom to elevate the moisture level in the air. Be sure to close the door when you’re sleeping to trap in moisture.
Turn down the temperature. Another way to help retain your hair’s moisture is to take lukewarm showers. Why?  Prolonged exposure to hot water can rob moisture from your hair. If the thought of lukewarm water makes you shiver, try to take shorter showers or shower only once a day.

Don’t overheat. Try to keep the use of flat irons and hair driers to a minimum, as intense heat robs hair of moisture, making it brittle and prone to breakage. 

Choose the right products. In the winter months you should opt for a gentle shampoo that won’t strip the hair of much needed moisture. A deeper conditioner should then be used to protect the hair and prevent damage from extreme weather or central heating. At Allusions, we carry Pure Olove Instant Treatment that is enriched with natural vitamin E and B, Olive Oil, Green Tea, and Kiwi. Ask for it the next time you are in this winter.

Take care if you cover. Cold winter winds can dry out hair, so it’s important to wear a hat. Be sure to look for hats with a satin or silk lining. Wool, cotton and other fibers not only absorb moisture but also rub on the hair strands, which can be damaging. Hoods are a great option if you have thinning hair.

Water is the ultimate moisturizer. To introduce or retain moisture, water must be present in your daily hair routine and diet. That’s right; you can moisturize your hair from the inside out by drinking water.

Follow these tips each day to have healthy winter hair.