Protect Your Hair this Winter with These Top Tips
We may well be enjoying slightly lighter evenings, but if the recent snowfall is anything to go by it’s still very much winter here in the UK. Of course, it’s not officially spring until March 20 (yes, all those weeks away!), but we can certainly look forward to a time when we can ditch the extra layers and head out to work without a coat.
For now though, we recommend you wrap up warm and just sit it out! It’s important not to neglect your skin and hair in the process, though.
At this time of year, when the weather’s still in minus figures, make it top of your ‘to do’ list to slather on a thick moisturiser (if your skin needs it) and treat your hair to a nourishing, conditioning treatment when you have a spare half an hour to jump in a warm bath.
To help you on your way to silky smooth hair, whatever the weather, we’ve compiled some top tips. Read on…
As well as a semi-regular (at least once a month, if possible!) deep conditioning treatment, make sure you opt for a moisturising daily conditioner. Hair is generally dry and drab-looking during February and beyond, so look for any products containing hair oil, or any items that are not too drying. Need some help? Speak to our hair Leeds styling team here at Yazz No 1 Hair Studio and we’ll help you select the right products for you.
One of the most damaging things you can do for your hair is to use too much heat. By this we mean hair dryers, curling tongs and straighteners; if you’re going to use tools like this, just make sure you use a good heat protecting spray before, or limit your use to a couple of times a week. At weekends, when you have a bit more time on your hands, let your hair air dry to give it the boost it needs. If you must use heat during the week, try to at least give your ‘do a chance to air dry a little before blasting with the dryer for the last couple of minutes. Alternatively, dry your hair on the ‘cool’ setting for minimum damage.
3. Consider Your Diet
Just as a poor diet can affect your skin (making it greasy, blemish-prone or dull-looking), a poor diet can even play havoc with your usually-shiny locks. Instead, give your hair the best chance possible by ensuring you consume only the healthiest ingredients in your daily diet. Rich in protein and vitamin D (both key to strong and healthy hair), salmon is the perfect food to incorporate into your evening meal. Try it in a salad or alongside some buttery new potatoes, and enjoy alongside foods like walnuts, eggs, spinach and lentils for your healthiest hair yet.
Want to speak to one of our experienced hair Leeds styling team? Give us a call today at any one of our three salons – in Guiseley, Yeadon or Rawdon – and we’d be happy to discuss your next big hair do, or offer some tips on how to maintain healthy-looking hair.