Now that autumn is giving way to winter, people are more excited than ever. Finally they’re able to truly enjoy the season of big, cozy coats, mugs of frothy hot cocoa and settle in with family for the holidays. As far as your hair is concerned, however, winter is its biggest nightmare come true! Instead of the humid summer, it has to deal with the needling cold and its drying effects. Luckily, there are ways you can help it thrive until the weather warms up again. Here’s how.

Trim Your Ends

One of the number one steps to maintaining quality hair care is to take care of your ends. As the most brittle parts of your hair strands, your ends are most susceptible to drying out and splitting, which can pull further damage up the shaft. By getting a trim every so often, your hair will not only look better, but generally be far healthier. We advise going to get your hair trimmed between four and eight week intervals if your hair is short, and two or three months if your hair is long.

Winter care can benefit from shiny hair extensions.

Shiny hair extensions can help with winter care.

Don’t Wash As Often

While regular and wig shampoo and conditioner work wonders for your hair in terms of keeping it clean, it also has some negative side effects. Namely, it easily strips away the natural oils and nutrients your hair needs to thrive. Winter already renders your hair brittle and dry. You don’t want to make it worse by shampooing too often! Consider cutting your wash days down to two days every week, rather than every day or every other day. When you aren’t washing, you can use other products like dry shampoos and even rinse using plain water.

Hats Help!

You already wear hats to keep warm during winter, but they can do much more than that! A hat can also shield your hair from the elements, protecting its moisture. If you have curly or afro-textured hair, however, be warned wearing a hat could cause your hair to dry up even more. To help alleviate this, you may want to line your hat with a satin or silk scarf or buy pre-lined hats made of different materials.

Warm Oil Treatments Can Help Hydrate

Olive oil, as well as premade treatment products, can work wonders for your hair’s health. The oil you use doesn’t need to be scalding hot, just warm enough to use comfortably. Once you’ve applied it thoroughly, it’s best to let your hair sit for about two hours before you rinse. Your hair should feel more hydrated and soft in an instant!

Naturally, these aren’t the only ways to lend your hair a helping hand this winter. There are also other methods, such as shiny hair extensions. Regardless of what you decide to do, RemySoft is here to help you maintain the highest quality hair care. Contact us with any questions you might have!