Tips for keeping thin hair healthy this winter

By Patti Dalessio, on Jan 5, 2016


Winter can signify holidays, festivities, and family gatherings, but it also brings challenges. Weather changes such as harsh temperatures mean more required care for skin and hair. The change in the weather can be especially difficult for those with thin hair or hair loss. Thinning hair has little protection, which makes health maintenance an even harder process during the winter. Thinning hair can lack an outer sheath that protects it from damage caused by blow drying, straightening, and styling products.

When indoor spaces turn up their heat for the season it takes even more of the natural moisture out of your skin and hair. Many women begin blow drying their hair during cold weather, increasing damage and drying. For women with thin or thinning hair, these changes and many others adds to the struggle of caring for their already delicate hair.

Winter routine changes may also be contributing the condition of your hair. Darker, warmer hair colors seem to fit fall and winter better, which leads a lot of people to dye their hair. Unfortunately, all the chemicals involved in dyeing the hair can dry it out further. Most women then try to combat frizzy or dry hair with hydrating products; however, even some of the chemicals in those products can contribute to hair and scalp damage.

Managing thin or thinning hair in the winter can make it difficult to enjoy the season. Working these extra-care tips into your daily routine can keep your hair healthy and radiant even as the seasons change.

Tips for healthier hair this winter:

  1. Deep condition – try Harklinikken’s hair mask for intense hydration.
  2. Consider a shorter cut – short hair is easier to manage and easier to keep hydrated. Long hair tends to dry out much quicker.
  3. Get rid of problematic chemicals or fragrance – products with chemicals or fragrances create further damage to hair. Using more pure shampoos and styling products will benefit your hair health.
  4. Dandruff shampoo – less moisture often results in a dry scalp, which can cause itching and irritation. A dandruff shampoo can keep your scalp healthy through cooler weather.
  5. Monitor your water temperature – hot showers may be nice when it’s cold outside, but those high temperatures aren’t good for your hair or scalp. When shampooing, make sure you are using lukewarm water and one final rinse with cold water.
  6. Check the ingredients in your products – good ingredients for your hair during the fall include olive oil, tea tree, shea butter, aloe vera, and purified water.

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