It’s been a brutally cold winter so far—especially here in Chicago! And as you probably know, cold weather is synonymous with dry, unruly hair. It’s bad enough to have the wind whipping at your face, but when you take of your hat, your hair is all over the place and takes forever to look normal again. Fortunately, there’s a number of techniques you can use to protect and replenish your hair during the next few months. So if you’re sick of having hair that feels like sandpaper, follow Tony Odisho’s quick tips to combat dry hair!
Don’t Wash Your Hair Too Often
There’s nothing like a sticking your head under the stream of a hot shower on a cold day, but it could be significantly drying out your hair. If you wash your hair more than 2-3 times a week, you’re stripping it of its natural oils and making it impossible to for it to stay hydrated on its own. If your hair gets greasy when you don’t wash it every day, we recommend using the Ostia Collection Dry Shampoo. It’ll keep your hair clean and sleek without washing out its natural oils
Use a Weekly Mask Treatment
A weekly mask or deep conditioning treatment can do wonders for your hair during the cold winter months. It helps replenish your hair and keeps it moisturized. This helps combat dry hair caused by the heat in your apartment and the cold air outside. We recommend using the Ostia Collection Intense Conditioner or Restore Conditioner. Both of these products double as masks when left to sit on the hair for a few minutes. They also don’t damage your color and work well on hair extensions as well as your natural hair.
Trim Dead Ends Regularly
If you’re a big fan of long princess-like tresses, it can be hard to convince yourself to a get a trim every 4-8 weeks. However, it’s so important to cut off the dry brittle ends on your hair. These split ends will just keep splitting and start damaging the healthy parts of your hair, which will hamper your hair’s overall health. Crunchy ends don’t look great, any way. And you can always get some Tony Odisho hair extensions if you want longer hair!
Try a Smoothing Serum
The Ostia Collection Smoothing Serum is out desert island product. When it comes to dry, frizzy hair this should be your go-to item. It has an ultra-light formula that works on both thick and thin hair of all textures. It will combat dry hair and repair damage, thanks to its antioxidants and fatty acids. It even controls frizz and static caused by your wool beanie or parka hood! It is a must-have item, that keeps hair smooth and silky all year long.
Protect Your Hair from Heat
One of the biggest factors in dry, brittle hair is heat damage. That’s why it’s crucial to protect your hair when heat styling it. Hold your blow dryer at least 8 inches away from your hair and try not to use the highest heat setting. It’s also essential to always use a heat protectant, like the Ostia Collection 3-in-1 Mist. This will stop your blow dryer, curling iron, etc. from causing permanent damage.
So don’t despair! There’s plenty of always to prevent and combat dry hair the rest of this winter. Just make sure to only wash it 2-3 times a week, use masks, trim the ends, use a smoothing serum, and protect it from heat. Before you know it, it’ll be springtime and you’ll have long forgotten what it feels like to trudge to your car when it’s 5 below zero. Until then, stay warm out there!