Hair Survival Guide – Hair care in winter
Winter is coming. For once, this has nothing to do with Game of Thrones, but is a seasonal fact. And no matter whether it snows or not, winter is generally not fun for your hair. Not only is vitamin D, which is responsible for beautiful and strong hair, less produced by the body in the cold season due to reduced sunlight, but the low temperatures and dry air also take a toll on the scalp and hair. If you then put a hat on your head, the winter hair disaster is complete. This all sounds terrible, but there's no reason to panic: with the right care, your hair will get through the winter unscathed.
And it starts with washing. Even if it's freezing cold outside and you're longing for a hot shower, water that's too hot is not good for your skin and hair because it removes additional moisture. It is better to wash your hair with lukewarm water and a mild shampoo that provides plenty of moisture and moisturizes the scalp. And please do not rub your hair dry with a towel, but rather squeeze out the water along its length and wrap it in a towel. Then it is best to untangle the hair with a wide-toothed comb or, even better, with your fingers, as this is the gentlest way. If possible, it's best to leave the hairdryer in the bathroom cupboard. But if you really want to blow-dry or understandably don't want to leave the house with wet hair when it's minus 3 degrees, then don't set the hairdryer too hot and keep a distance of around 20 centimeters from your hair.
You should treat your hair to an intensive treatment at least once a week. If you wrap your hair in a warm towel, the treatment can have an even better effect. It's best to let the treatment work for 30 minutes and combine it with a face mask to do something good for your skin. If you don't have a lot of time, hair oils are an ideal solution. One or two drops applied to the tips work wonders immediately. But use the hair oil sparingly, otherwise your hair will quickly look greasy. You can also leave the hair oil on overnight and rinse it out the next morning with your hair wash.