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How to keep your hair looking beautiful in winter

With winter right around the corner again, here are some top tips for keeping your hair beautiful and protected against the seasonal changes.

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Give your hair some moisturising TLC

Keep your hair nourished with a weekly leave-in or deep conditioner to replenish and lock in moisture. Culprits such as the wind and indoor heating can cause hair to become brittle and dry, so look for products that are rich, thick and contain ingredients like panthenol, humectants, fatty acids and soy proteins http://www.webmd.com/beauty/features/winterizing-your-hair-care#1. Using a hair oil after you’ve shampooed can also work wonders for keeping hair supple and shiny.

It’s also important to remember that you risk drying out hair with regular shampooing, especially if you’re using heated styling tools afterwards, so go easy on both. Aim to wash hair two or three times each week if you can without it going too greasy, which can also help reduce flakes and itchy scalps.

Flyaways and split ends can be remedied with regular trims, so find a reliable service such as the Gloucester hairdressers at http://headkandyhairdressing.com, who can trim just enough to keep hair looking healthy and feeling fresh. For optimal results, try to get a trim every six weeks to two months.

Get ahead with a hat when heading out

You can protect hair from wind and cold air with a hat, which will also go some way to reducing heat loss to keep you a little warmer. There are plenty of styles to choose from to find something to suit your look, with berets and wool knit beanies being popular choices.

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Fear not about dreaded hat hair because there are ways to combat both this and the potential damage to strands from coarse textiles. You can either wrap your hair in a silky scarf prior to putting your hat on or find a silk scarf that you can cut to size to line the hat with and sew it in. Those with a natural style or curls would benefit from an oil-based hair product prior to donning headwear.

Avoid heading out with wet hair as the added cold temperatures can cause more damage and dryness. If you’re using a hairdryer, straighteners or tongs, spritz on a heat protection product first to reduce the impact of direct heat which can cause breakage.

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