I always have haircare on the mind, and it’s no secret that winter can be especially harsh on your hair. After learning recently that even a ponytail can be damaging, I went in search of some snag-free options.
1. Turn down the heat
Waves are fresh for spring, so if you’re a fan of curls and turn to your curling iron daily, try washing and braiding your hair before bed, while it’s still wet. You’ll wake up to beautiful waves that are easily separated with your fingertips. A few medium-sized buns will also give a similar effect.
Bedhead is in! If you’ve got some texture, leave the blow dryer under the sink and let your natural look loose. After washing, layer a leave-in conditioner and texturizing mousse, then don’t touch! When it’s dry, pull things into a deep side part and secure with a pretty pin.
3. Switch up your products
Knowing that the colder weather can be rough on your strands, look for cleansing, conditioning, and styling products that are mild and alcohol-free. Some of the gentlest products are in the kids’ aisle – so don’t be afraid to look there!
4. Detangle with care
If your hair is prone to knots, you are no stranger to detangler, but even those of us with snag-free hair can take advantage of this little problem solver. Spritzing hair with a detangler after washing will help your comb glide through without causing any extra damage.
Look for brushes with flexible bristles that will work with your hair and not against it. If you must pull your hair back, try the popular ribbon-style hair ties that don’t tug or leave a bump. They will hold things in place without damaging your lovely locks.
Lara Ramos wants to know, “Have you discovered any other tricks to styling your hair during winter?”