9 Tips for Winter Hair Recovery

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9 Tips for Winter Hair Recovery

The holidays are well over and all that celebrating and party hair styling has left your locks in less than desirable condition.  Since hair is made up of dead protein cells, you cannot heal what is already dead or damaged.  You can, however, sooth, moisturize, and condition your hair as well as take some steps to be kind to your new, undamaged hair that is growing in.

The things that damage your hair are everyday wear and tear, heat styling, harsh products, and over-processing.  If your hair feels damaged, brittle and looks dull, you need to take a good look at what you do to your hair each day. If you use hair dryers, straighteners, and curling irons, that is a lot of heat in one day.  What can you do to cut down on that? Here are some tips for hair recovery during the winter…

  • Consider washing your hair in the evening and let it dry without a hair dryer.  The next morning all you need to do is style it.  Perhaps you can come up with some styling options through the week that don’t require a straightener or curling iron.  It is possible with these strategies to cut the heat processing in half over the course of a week.  That is going to give your hair some needed recovery time.
  • Make sure your hair products are gentle and that you are not shampooing too frequently. Brittle hair is often caused first and foremost by harsh, frequent shampooing that washed out the hair’s protective oils.  If your schedule permits, let your hair go a bit oily once or twice a week, maybe on the weekend or a day or two when you can have a hat day and give your hair a break.
  • When you do shampoo, make sure your final rinse is with cool water. This will close the hair cuticle and leave your hair shiny and smooth looking.
  • If you color your hair, reduce the amount of processing by choosing a color that allows for a longer regrowth time so you are not feeling the need to get your roots touched up so often. We have some great ideas and options to make that work for you including going for a period of time of no coloring or just semi-permanent colors that give your hair a chance to recover.
  • Pinup has some great leave-in hydrating conditioners.  These have valuable humectants which add and hold much needed moisture for damaged, dry hair.
  • Consider a trim to get rid of the badly damaged hair since once your hair is damaged, you are left with the option of trimming the damaged hair. Talk to your Pinup stylist to assess the level of damage to your hair and the trimming options for getting rid of the damage.
  • After your trim, schedule regular deep condition treatments with us each time you come in for a cut and color.  It will make a world of difference.
  • For a DIY option at home in between appointments, try this Mayonnaise Hair Mask for softness, shine and growth.
  • Lastly, don’t forget that what you eat makes a huge difference in your hair, skin, and nails.  Add to your diet some of the ingredients noted in this article and you will start seeing a difference in your hair and your skin!

So, no need to freak out and stress over those tresses. Your personal emergency hair repair experts at Pinup are here to help you with a recovery plan to have your lovely locks back in top shape in no time.

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