5 Simple Hair Care Tips For Winter

Hair care is a topic that I'm still trying to learn a lot about. I've had so many issues with my hair over the course of my life so far, so figuring out what's best is still a bit of a learning curve for me.

However, one thing's for sure: hair care isn't something that has to be complicated. I remember when I started researching how to take care of my afro hair when I was a teenager - some of the hair care regimens I'd read about were so taxing and complicated. Well, it doesn't have to be that way. Around this time of year, the cold weather can dry out the skin and the hair, so here are some simple hair care tips for the winter season.

Some of these tips are things that I've tried and tested and have worked for me!

1. Deep conditioner is your friend.
Honestly, deep conditioning on a regular basis is one of the best things you can do for your hair. It's a bit time-consuming but it's worth it. Apply a deep conditioner - such as Aussie's 3 Minute Miracle Deep Treatment - and leave on for a few hours (wrap your hair in clingfilm). After this time your hair should be really moist. Wash out, then apply a moisturising leave-in conditioner.

2. Avoid heat.
Now, there is nothing wrong with a little bit of heat every now and then. If you want to straighten your hair or blow dry from time to time, then that's fine - just don't make it a regular habit, and make sure you use heat serum. Too much heat can damage the hair. Even though it's a lot colder at this time of year, try to let your hair naturally air dry. I like to blow dry my hair for special occasions and events, but most of the time, I always air dry my hair. For the blow-dried 'blow up' effect, I add leave-in moisturiser or coconut oil (Superdrug's Coconut Oil is amazing!) Then I put my hair in a protective style by diving my hair into sections and plaiting each section or putting hairbands in each part. I do this the night before, then when I wake up in the morning I undo the protective style and comb through.

3. Wrap up!
Don't just wrap yourself up to protect the chill - wrap up your hair too. Use a silk scarf to prevent breakage.

4. Consider trying out hair supplements.
Now, I'm not a nutritionist or supplement specialist, but hair supplements might be an option you're willing to consider if you struggle with hair growth and/or hair retention. I'm considering trying out the Hairburst Strawberry Chewable Vitamins.

5. Moisturise the scalp.
I have to moisturise my scalp (using Superdrug's Coconut Oil) on a regular basis because I am so prone to dry, itchy, sensitive and flaky scalp, which is absolutely awful. When winter comes round, it's so much worse because the cold weather dries out the skin and scalp, so it's important to keep your scalp moisturised at all times.

And another thing:
If significant hair loss is something that's a major issue in your life, then you might want to consider a FUE hair transplant. This is quite a big procedure, but it could be life-changing is massive hair loss is having a detrimental impact on you.

Just a thought.

What are your simple hair care tips for winter?

*This is a sponsored post, written in collaboration with The Harley Street Clinic, but all words and tips are my own.

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