As seasons change, so does the way your skin and hair react. I’ve found that warmer climates suit my body better. My hair looks lush, my skin soft and supple.
In the cold, harsh winter weather…well…that’s a completely different story. My hair gets brittle and frizzy, and my skin puckers up with dehydration. It’s not pleasant.
And while I could go on and on about dry skin, we’re talking winter haircare today.
Did you know that your hair follicles stretch and expand their protein bonds whenever damp or wet? Let me put it this way, any time your hair is exposed to falling snow or slushy rain, the follicles change. And once it finally air dries, the frizz arrives.
There is nothing sexy about an untamed mane, so what is a girl to do? DIY it, of course!
Winter Haircare for Banishing Untamed Tresses
To a certain extent, a few frizzies will be inevitable, but there are plenty of ways you can prepare your hair for the harsher elements and reduce hair damage too.
Moisturizing Hair Mask Recipe
One of the best ways you can help your hair is by making sure it contains plenty of natural moisture. A quick and affordable hair mask will do just the trick.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 ripe Avocado
- ½ Cup Coconut Milk
- 3 tsp Olive Oil
Making it is easy. Just smash up your avocado and add in the other two ingredients. Stir until smooth and then scoop it into a pot and warm it slightly over the stovetop. Make sure you stir frequently so it doesn’t burn. Remember, you just want to warm it – not boil it!
Once warm apply the mask from root to tips, gently massaging it into your scalp. Don’t be afraid to give your trouble areas a little extra TLC.
Plastic wrap your locks (or use a shower cap) to lock in the moisture and let it sit for 30 minutes then wash your hair and enjoy its supple silkiness.
For Naturally Curly Locks
Unfortunately, curly hair tends to attract frizz much more than other hair types. Though I have pretty straight hair, I’m not immune and yes, this recipe has helped me too! If you need to chill out your curls a wee bit, grab the following:
- ½ Cup Natural Honey
- ½ Cup Plain Natural Yoghurt
- 1 tbsp Almond Oil
Blend all 3 ingredients together and apply from root to tip. Give your mask 20-30 minutes to soak in before washing out with shampoo. I would recommend using a natural shampoo for best results – try this DIY shampoo recipe.
Why go natural? Well, many of our fave commercial shampoos contain harmful chemicals and parabens that actually strip your hair. Natural alternatives give your hair the organic nourishment that helps grow and protect it instead.
A Quick Frizz Fix
I always find that when I’m on the fly is when my hair acts up most. If that’s the case for you too, then here’s a quick frizz fix.
Simply grab a dime-sized amount of moisturizer that you surely carry with you (I don’t go anywhere without hand moisturizer…EVER!). Rub it between your palms and then very lightly run your hand over your trouble spots.
The oils in your cream will help weigh down your frizz until you can get to your actual hair products.
Hopefully these winter haircare tips help you as much as they’ve helped me in the past. Got a few other haircare tricks up your sleeve? Be sure to share them in the comment section below!