You don’t want the cold weather to wreak havoc on your hair.
Bring on the dry weather.
Bring on the flat, hat hair.
Not only is the weather outside frightful, so is your hair.
Don’t you fret beautiful. I am here to help you prep before that weather creeps in on you.
I will share with you 4 tips that are a must, plus 2 options to avoid hat hair.
1. Hydration, Hydration, Hydration
Did I mention hydration? Your hair screams for some moisture in the cold months.
I remember living in Wisconsin and the cold months were blistering.
My hair was dry.
My hands were dry, cracking and bleeding.
My face was breaking out because of lack of moisture.
And boy oh boy did I have some serious fly aways going on.
At that point, I realized that my hair was screaming and reaching out trying to grab moisture.
I recommend using the Surface Bassu Shampoo and Conditioner. This pair has so much weightless moisture. Your hair will LOVE you.
You can have the moisture without the weight. The moisture is coming from Bassu Oil and Moringa Oil.
Not only do you need to make sure that your shampoo and conditioner are moisturizing, but you also want to be using a humidifier.
So now you need to combat the dry weather indoors and outdoors. I recommend having a humidifier for the home.
2. Deep Conditioner
I recommend the majority of my clients, to use a deep conditioner at least once per month. During the cold months, I want you to double or even triple this.
Like I said before your hair needs a lot of moisture.
The dry weather makes your hair super fragile. The lack of moisture can make your hair more brittle and cause more breakage.
I want you to treat your hair like a baby during these months.
My all time favorite is Surface Bassu Hydration Masque.
Not only does it have the moisture, but it’s also restorative. Which is imperative during these months.
3. Shampoo your hair less
Now that you don’t have the humidity, you probably aren’t sweating as much. Your body is also probably not creating as much oil on the scalp.
You can go 1 or 2 more days without shampooing your hair.
You shampoo to remove dirt, oil and sweat from the hair. Well, there will be 2 less off that list.
Your natural oil is the best hydration your hair can have. If you have a brush with natural bristles, comb some of the natural oil towards your ends.
If you find that you cannot go without washing your hair, try rinsing your hair and then conditioning your ends.
Another option, if you don’t like the idea of not having freshly shampooed hair, try dry shampoo.
Dry shampoo will absorb oil and give your hair a really fresh scent.
I love the Surface Dry Shampoo. It is made with volcanic ash and ocean water. It will absorb the oil and make your hair smell yummy.
4. Less heat
With hair being in a more fragile state during these cold months, try to use less heat. If you follow the above and wash less, that means less blow-drying.
If you are going to still use hot tools, use a heat protectant. Keep your strands protected.
Hot tools (blow dryer, curling iron or flat iron) tend to pull out moisture and can actually make the hair more dry.
However, on the days that you do wash your hair, make sure that you don’t go outside with wet hair.
If it’s below freezing, your wet hair can freeze and if bent can actually break. Like I said, it is fragile.
PSA, make sure your hair is dry before you go outside!!
Personally, what I like to do is wash my hair and either blow dry smooth or diffuse curly. Day 2, I will either rock day 1’s hair, if it still looks good, or pull back in the front or add a cute clip. Day 3 tends to be an upstyle. Whether that be a bun or a cute ponytail.
I would recommend learning a few styles that require no heat. The possibilities are endless.
Now let’s talk flat hat hair!
Have you ever had the thought of skipping wearing your hair and protecting your ears because you do not want to deal with hat hair?
I hear ya girl.
Hat hair= Flat hair
I want to share with you 2 options to use that will help you with flat hair when you take your hat off.
Depending on where you wear your usual part you can play either option.
Option 1: Flip your part.
This works best when you wear a side part.
Before you put your hat on put your part on the opposite side. Then after you take your hat off, you can flip your part back over and have some amazing lift.
Option 2: Zig Zag part.
You can use this technique for any part.
Also play around with a deep zig zag and a narrow zig zag.
After you take your hat off, run hair hands through you hair and break up with zig zag part. This will give you volume and both sides.
Click below to watch this short video where I demonstrate the different parts.