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Keep It Sleek: Hair Tips To Get You Through The Winter

Keep It Sleek: Hair Tips To Get You Through The Winter

We’ve all experienced the dreaded hat hair at some point through winter – that unattractive plastered-to-your-skull look at the roots, followed by a strange sort of puffiness in the hair that was exposed to the cold air. Here are some tips to help you get through the winter without resorting to the terrible hat hair…

Keep Your Hair Protected

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No, we don’t necessarily mean that you should wear a hat all the time – hat hair, remember? But you should try to keep your hair protected from the elements. If that entails a hat, that’s fine – but try to steer away from scratchy wool and go for fleece lined hats instead to keep your hair smooth. You could also consider putting up your hood or wrapping a soft scarf around your head instead of going for a hat.

Prepare For The Next Day At Night

Are you a morning shower’er? Are you prepared to change that? If your answer is yes to both questions, then look no further: your winter hair solutions are here waiting for you. If you wash your hair in the morning, then you probably use a hairdryer to dry it, meaning that your hair becomes dry and frizzy over time if you aren’t careful to use heat protecting sprays. If you wash it the night before, it’ll be much easier to dry it overnight without using heated products – and sleeping on a silk pillowcase will make it sleek and glossy. In addition, it’ll stop you going out with wet hair that might freeze and snap!

Splash Out On Quality Products

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Over the winter, a lot of the time your hair can look dull and lifeless – and something that could be contributing to that is the same old shampoo and conditioner that you’ve been using for absolutely ever. If your hair’s used to your hair products then it probably doesn’t respond as well to them as it used to, meaning that it’s time for a change. Look at the best natural hair products to cut out harmful chemicals from your everyday hair routine, and make sure that you choose the products to suit your hair type.

Keep Yourself Hydrated

Drinking water during the summer seems like second nature, but you need to ensure that you keep doing it through the winter months too – this will improve your skin and hair (and, if we’re honest, it will help your entire body to work better). If you don’t love the taste of water, go for a water filter or add some fruit for flavour. You should also make sure that you deep condition your hair once a week to reduce breakage and make it glossy and well-behaved.

Get A New Look

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Finally, if you’ve been thinking about getting a new look for a while, why not go for it now? It’s harder to make big statements with your fashion over the winter, so you could do it with your hair instead – and having shorter hair will mean that you’ll have to do less to look after it. Not only that, but a new look will automatically make you feel beautiful and good about yourself.

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4 DIY Recipes for a Complete Hair Care Routine. By Guest Blogger, Heather R.

By Guest Blogger, Heather R.

 

4 DIY Recipes for a Complete Hair Care Routine

"Woman With Shiny Golden Hair" by stockimages FreeDigitalPhotos.net
“Woman With Shiny Golden Hair” by stockimages FreeDigitalPhotos.net

It is no longer a secret that most commercial beauty products contain potentially hazardous ingredients. The hair care solutions don’t make an exception. Many of these products have added hormone-disruptive substances such as sulphates in the form of synthetic fragrances. On the other hand, the conventional shampoos, conditioners and masks may irritate or dry out the sensitive skin of the scalp. As a result there may be an over –production of oils, leading to greasy hair or excessive amount of dandruff. Hair fall can also be attributed to the chemicals in the hair products.
You need a cleaning solution that will not damage your hair and will leave it healthy and shiny. Natural DIY products may be the answer that you need. Here are a couple of recipes that can replace all your existing hair solutions.

1. Moisturizing Oil Treatment

As mentioned earlier, conventional products can be harsh and strip away the natural oils from the scalp. A pre-shampoo oil treatment will restore the balance of your skin and moisturize your hair. The oils will also create a barrier between the hair and shampoo, offsetting the negative effects of the regular hair cleaning solutions. You can use one type of oil such as Extra Virgin Olive oil or Avocado oil or you can combine two or three different oils and add some essential oils.
Ingredients:
• 1/3 cup coconut or any moisturizing oil
• 3-5 drops essential oil of your choice
Blend the oils well and apply on the hair. Let it sit under conditioning for at least an hour.

2. Apple Cider& Vinegar Hair Rinse

Apple cider vinegar is not only full of beneficial nutrients, but it also helps purify the scalp, removes the excess build-up and restores the natural pH balance of your skin and hair. It will also eliminate the dandruff and relieve the itchy scalp, while adding shine and volume to your hair.
• 3-5 distilled lukewarm water
• 5tbsp organic apple cider
• 2-3 tea tree oil
Stir all the ingredients and pour over your hair while still in the shower to avoid the mess.

3. Scalp and Hair Cleanser

If you are looking for effective and natural cleaning solution for your hair, try betonite clay. The ingredient detoxifies, fights itchy and dry scalp, prevents fungus and provides essential minerals and nutrients.
• 1 cup Betonite clay
• ¼ Aloe Vera Juice or gel
• ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
• 1 cup hot water
• 3-5 drops tea tree oil
Mix all ingredients and whisk. Apply on slightly damp hair and let it dry for at least an hour. Rinse well and condition the hair.

4. Chocolate Deep Conditioner

Cocoa powder is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and magnesium, making it amazing natural product with various application. In this case, it will add vibrancy, volume and shine to your hair. It will also stimulate the healthy hair grow. Plus, your hair will smell amazing.
• ¼ cup raw cacao powder
• 1 cup Greek Yogurt
• 3tbsp coconut oil
• 3 drops lavender or other essential oil
Combine all ingredients together and use it onto freshly washed hair. Leave it for 45 minutes.

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feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!