The cold winter months can wreak havoc your hair. It is important to take care of your hair in the winter to prevent follicle damage, splitting, and dry scalp. The cold winter months can wreak havoc your hair. It is important to take care of your hair in the winter to prevent follicle damage, splitting, and dry scalp.

Covering your hair with a hat, scarf, or hood will prevent scalp exposure to the cold, and can keep your head healthier. To not pull the hat or scarf too tightly, or the reduced circulation can weaken the hair follicles. When using a head cover, try not to wear it for too long. Take it off in the car or when you go indoors. A hat, scarf, or hood can cause you to sweat, which can irritate the scalp.

Staying hydrated can increase the health of your hair year-round, but it is especially important in the harsh cold of the winter. Drinking more water can help strengthen hair, which helps keep your scalp from getting so dry.

Avoid overheating your hair. When using a blow-dryer, try to avoid using the highest setting, or use the cool function for part of the process. Blowing nothing but hot air can dry out, split, or break hair. When showering, avoid very hot water, which will have very similar effects to a hot blow dryer.

Don’t leave the house with a wet head. Wet hair can become cold, brittle, and can stick together. Being exposed to colder temperatures for a long period of time with a wet head can also lead catching a cold.

Regular trimmings during the winter season can reduce split ends. In the cold, hair becomes brittle, and more prone to splitting. For hair both long and short, trims can keep your hair looking great and healthy.

For almost 30 years, Chrysalis Salon has been styling hair and serving the Staten Island community. Call now for an appointment. For more information contact us at 718-494-3900. Happy Holidays!