8 winter hair tips

13 Nov

bWant to get your locks prepared for winter? OK, it might be mild out now but we know what’s coming; freezing rain, ice, sub-zero temperatures and central heating. All the ingredients for dry, brittle, dull and easily broken hair.

Dream Girl believes in being prepared. Follow our tips to keep your hair, whether it’s your natural curls, your long locks, mid-length styles or hair extensions in tip top condition throughout the winter months.

  1. Get a trim now! Snip off those dead ends and keep hair healthy. Split and brittle ends will leave hair feeling dull. This includes hair extensions as well, you can increase the life of your hair extensions by trimming the ends slightly if you’ve been wearing them for a while. You should trim your hair every six weeks.
  2. Want super straight hair? Don’t use a hair straightener, use hair extensions. Especially never use a straightener on hair extensions. It will burn and damage your hair, making it even dryer and more brittle. A hair straightener is the worst thing for your hair in winter.
  3. Start adding a weekly conditioner to your beauty routine. It depends on your hair type whether you want to use a hair mask, leave in serum pre wash or leave in conditioner after your wash but it will add moisture and counter-act the effect of dry, cold weather. Coconut oil is an inexpensive addition to your beauty routine (and you can use it on your skin as well as your hair!).
  4. Want highlights? Don’t use bleach. Instead use hair extensions in a lighter colour to add contrast and contouring. Check out Dream Girl’s 80+ shades here.
  5. Cover your hair. You’d never go out in the sun without using skin protection, it’s the same in winter. A hat will help cover your hair and protect it from harsh weather.
  6. Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated is as important in winter as it is in the summer. It helps keep both your hair, skin and body healthy. Struggle to drink water through the day? Download an app to give you a nudge when you need a drink of water every few hours.
  7. An overnight treatment can work wonders. Add a little hair oil, coconut oil or similar to the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Leave overnight and shampoo out in the morning.
  8. Turn the shower down, just a nudge. Hot water can scald your hair, just as it can your skin. A slightly cooler shower will protect your hair from damage and reduce static-hair.

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