With all this chilly weather we think it’s time to accept that winter has arrived!
Whether you’re happy about the change or dreaming of a tropical escape, the temperature has been fluctuating and often during this change, our hair can become damaged.
But it’s nothing to lose beauty sleep over, because we’ve got 5 easy steps for beautiful, healthy winter hair. Who said mermaids and their gorgeous hair are only swimming in summer anyway!?
1 - Invest in a sulphate free shampoo and conditioner
Don’t be fooled by the luscious locks of the women in hair care commercials - they promise you the volume and body of your #hairgoals dreams, but never deliver. This is often because they’re full of sulphates.
But what exactly are sulphates and why can they bad for your hair? Sulphates are an additive in shampoo which allows them to lather and bubble while washing away dead skin cells and grime. Sounds like they’re doing a great job, but studies have shown excess use of shampoos with sulphates can strip the hair of natural oils and leave your hair feeling dry and brittle.
2 - Avoid washing your hair daily
I believe it was the Dalai Lama who said, “Too much of something is bad enough”. Or maybe that was the Spice Girls..? Either way it’s excellent advice when it comes to hair care!
Washing your hair everyday strips it of the natural oils and proteins you need to maintain a healthy scalp. So even though there’s no golden rule as everyone’s hair is different, a lot of hairdressers agree that washing 3 times a week has great results.
3 - Brush from the ends to the roots
Not everyone realises but there is a good way to brush your hair and... a not so good way. To avoid breakages always start brushing from the ends of your hair and work your way up towards the roots. This lets you tackle knots and tangles without dragging them all the way down to the ends which are more brittle.
4 - Avoid styling with heat every day
There’s nothing better than having your hair so perfect that people question whether you’ve just stepped off a runway. But put down the straightener!
Heat styling everyday is super damaging to your locks as it strips the moisture from your hair and leaves it feeling dry. We’re not saying you have to give up hair dryers and straighteners all together, just try to be conscious of how often you use them.
We try to get the most out of a blowdry by wearing it out the first day, putting a cute half up style on the second and then a stylish high pony on the third day. Our little cheats way to getting the most of out one blowdry ;)
5 - Get some extra help with hair vitamins
There are plenty of vitamins on the shelves that promise to grow lush hair, but how can you tell the good from the bad?
You’ll want to check the ingredients list for biotin, folic acid, Vitamins A, B5, B12 and C, which all have a bunch of properties to help your hair grow.
These ingredients are exactly what Peace & Co’s The Pink Bottle has (which featured in our Autumn Box)! You may have noticed these adorable pink gummy vitamins in your Autumn Box and we absolutely love these delicious little hearts.
We’re not joking when we say that we have to restrain ourselves from gobbling down the entire bottle in one go, that strawberry flavour tastes sooo good!
To learn more about how the ingredients in The Pink Bottle work, check out their site here: https://www.peaceandco.com.au
Here's to great hair days this winter!