Board-Certified Nutritionist and Hair and Scalp Specialist Debbie Williams shares her tips for winter hair care, so you can keep your hair healthy and hydrated!
Have you ever noticed that your hair gets a little worse in the winter? That’s because the cold air is very dry and harsh to your hair. It sucks out all of the moisture from your scalp causing your hair and scalp to become dry and brittle. A dry scalp can lead to damaged hair, itchy scalp, dandruff and even hair loss.
Here are my best tips to helping you winter-proof your hair this season:
1. Use a moisturizing shampoo.
You’ll want to look for hydrating ingredients such as aloe vera, manuka honey, argan oil, olive oil or avocado oil. Aloe vera, in particular, deeply moisturizes and nourishes hair strands. The power of aloe vera also helps to detoxify and purify the scalp, promoting a healthy environment for hair growth.
2. Stimulate your scalp with a caffeine elixir.
Caffeine elixir is a game-changer for your hair. This coffee-infused elixir loves your scalp and helps to nourish and stimulate blood flow to your hair follicles.
3. Exfoliate your scalp.
Healthy hair starts with scalp care! Exfoliating your scalp helps to eliminate product buildup, excess oil and dead skin cells that shampoo can leave behind, all of which can clog your follicles and stunt hair growth.
4. Oil your hair regularly with nutrient-rich oils.
This will help moisturize your scalp, nourish your hair roots and strengthen your hair follicles, leaving no chance for your hair to dry up because of the cold weather.
5. Deep condition your hair.
Apart from oils, make sure you apply conditioner for added moisture. This also helps protect the outermost layer of your hair from frizz that may result in breakage.
6. Don't use hot water.
Yes, it’s tempting to use hot water for the shower, but don’t use it for your hair. Hot showers will absorb all your hair’s moisture, making your hair dull and prone to breakage.
7. Limit hairstyling.
Using curling irons and hair straighteners during winter can result in hair damage, split ends and breakage. Try to limit it, and if it’s really needed, make sure you apply a heat-protection serum before styling your hair.
8. Make water and healthy fats your friend.
Taking care of your hair might also mean taking care of yourself from the inside. This winter, make sure you keep yourself hydrated and load up on healthy fats like almonds, cashews, peanuts and more to give your hair the protein it needs to be healthier.
Using these tips, you'll certainly be on your way to healthy and hydrated hair this winter.
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About the Author:
Debbie Williams is an accomplished Board-Certified Nutritionist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Health and Wellness Coach and Hair and Scalp Specialist. With a true passion for holistic health, Debbie has dedicated her career to transforming lives through evidence-based practices and natural remedies.
As a nutritionist, Debbie doesn't just preach the importance of a healthy lifestyle – she also demonstrates how to make delicious, nutrition-based recipes that make wellness accessible to all. Her courses, clinical services and engaging social media presence have empowered over two million followers to overcome hair loss, health issues and live a healthier life.
Beyond the buzz, Debbie's impact is felt in real-life transformations. Featured on ABC, Fox News, CBS, Essence.com, The Zoe Report, TV One, Beauty Launchpad, International Beauty Show and many health blogs, Debbie is not just an expert; she's a well-loved and trusted voice in the health and wellness space. Her mission is to be your guide, cheerleader and partner on the journey to a healthier, happier you.