7 tips to prevent natural hair breakage in winter
It's a winter wonderland outside-but unfortunately, even in winter festivals and happiness abound, this time of year can cause severe damage to natural hair.
Winter will absorb the moisture in our curly and curly hair, making the hair dry, brittle, and prone to breakage. Therefore, your winter hair routine needs to be all about moisturizing. The moisturized hair strands make the hair flexible, elegant, and not easy to break. This is why make sure that the products you use can combat dry scalp and lock in moisture, which will help your hair flourish in the cooler months.
"When [hair]'s stratum corneum is damaged, breakage occurs," explains Freya, a professional hairstylist. "Once the stratum corneum is broken and damaged to that extent, it cannot be reversed."
Freya will share with you the best tips for avoiding hair breaks this winter.
1.Fix your hair higher than your neckline
Believe it or not, your winter hairstyle can cause hair breakage.
Freya explained: "When the collar is high, the scarf is fastened, and the hair hangs down, our hair is fighting the wind and the fabric we wear." In other words, your hair will get tangled and tangled when rubbed against your clothes. Knots and knots, which may cause breakage. Therefore, rather than let your hair fall out, it is better to tie up your hair, if it is hidden in a hat, protect it with a silk or satin lining.
Tie the hair too tightly, especially when the hair is wet, it can cause the hair to break.
“The level of elasticity of the hair changes when it is wet or dry. If the hair is stretched too tightly when wet and forced to dry, it will damage the elasticity and weaken the stratum corneum through stretching,” explains Freya. Please pay attention to hairstyles such as high ponytails and tight braids, which can cause scalp tension and hair follicle pressure.
3.Use hair care once a week
We often think that summer is the season of dry hair. But winter is also a time when our hair is fragile, because of strong winds, cold temperatures, and all accessories, such as hats and scarves, rub our hair, causing friction, and may break.
“Using hair care once a week will help regain shine, softness, and moisturizing, and it will also help reseal the cuticle and smooth out hair that looks haggard,” Freya said.
4.Wash your hair only when your hair is dirty
Washing once a week is enough to keep curls clean in winter. Freya shared that excessive shampooing will "strip off the oil from the hair". "When you wash your hair, quickly rinse with cold water before showering to close the stratum corneum."
5.Always use a heat protectant
When you use a silk ironing machine, curling hair, or using iron in winter, be sure to use a heat protectant.
"The heat protectant will seal the stratum corneum and help prevent it from lifting and keeping it open. If any heat burns off, it will be the product burning, not the hair itself," Freya said.
6.Add leave-in conditioner
Every time you wash your hair, you need to follow up with a leave-in conditioner.
"Winter is a very dry season. When the weather changes the stratum corneum, the pores of the skin will open and close more frequently from warm buildings to cold outdoors, allowing moisture to leave the skin and hair more frequently," Freya said.
A heavier leave-in conditioner, such as a cream formula, is heavy enough to protect your hair in winter.
7.Choose a natural bristle brush
After wearing a hat and scarf, your hair may be full of static electricity and knotted. When entering the room, please use a natural bristle brush to gently comb your hair before re-styling.
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