Friday, December 29, 2006
Winter Hair Care and Shea Butter
In earlier posts we mentioned how hard winter is on your skin, well the winter is also hard on your hair. The cold wind can dry out your hair and damage it beyond repair. Check out the tips listed below to help get you through the winter with the least possible damage to your hair.
1. Shampoo Less
Because excessive shampooing can strip natural oils from the hair, it is best to shampoo every other day or less frequently, if possible, unless you exercise regularly or work outdoors.
2. Reduce Usage of Hair Appliances
In order to avoid damage caused by hair appliances, it is best to let your hair air dry whenever possible. Blow-drying can dry out the hair and damage it even more. When using hot rollers or a curling iron, apply a light protective hair product to the hair to lessen the damage done by these appliances to your hair.
3. Increase Circulation to your Scalp
Massage your head daily for 5-10 minutes to promote blood flow to the scalp and improve the quality of your hair. This increases the circulation and stimulates the scalp while spreading natural oils throughout the hair.
4. Deep Condition Hair with Shea Butter
This thick and uber rich emollient is great for parched dry hair. Melt Shea Butter, and apply to hair as a hot oil treatment after shampooing. Comb thru and rinse for silky soft tresses.
Finally, be sure to eat enough protein, B vitamins and water-Beauty Begins Within.
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