Healthy Winter Afro Hair

Tips for Healthy Winter Hair from Afrotherapy Hairdressing Salon in Edmonton

As the winter season kicks in, bad hair days become more common. From frizz to split ends, our hair gets more stressed due to the harsh weather. To have strong, healthy afro hair in the winter months and throughout the year, here are a few precautions to take, which are recommended by the hair experts at Afrotherapy afro hair salon in Edmonton.

Combat Itchy Scalp During Winter

short afro hair cuts, Afrotherapyn hair salon, Edmonton, LondonIt is important to protect your hair from the cold weather, as your hair risks breakage when it freezes or becomes too cold. You can try wearing a hat, although this may lead to scalp irritation or breakage. This can further cause your scalp to peel and become itchy. If you find that your scalp becomes too itchy, applying a natural oil to the hair ensures it is well hydrated with essential moisture and nutrients. The Phytospecific Baobab oil is a multipurpose pre-shampoo or leave-in oil that nourishes dehydrated hair, scalp and body. It also safeguards against free radicals and frizz.

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Keep your hair and scalp hydrated

If you’re dehydrated on the inside, it will show on the outside too so make sure you drink plenty of water to help keep your hair and scalp hydrated.

Trim Hair to Beat Split Ends In Winter 

Irrespective of how well you take care of your hair, you cannot entirely escape split ends. Your daily care routine such as washing and combing do cause some minor wear and tear. The constant brushing of hair on woollen hats in winter can also cause split ends. The surest way to deal with split ends is getting a regular haircut. To avoid split ends, come to our hair salon for your regular haircut.

Prevent Dull, Dry & Damaged Hair In Winter

Our hair becomes drier as the temperature approaches zero, thus affecting the moisture in our hair. This is especially worse for those with afro curly hair, which often has less moisture by nature. It is therefore important you are giving your hair as much moisture that is needed. Consistently hydrating hair ensures hair does not dry out and reduces the risk of hair breakage.  This is why it is essential to choose a deeply nourishing leave in conditioner for your hair texture like the Phytospecific Nourishing Styling Butter. It is a deep conditioning cream bath for curly, coiled or relaxed hair that is extremely dry, damaged, porous or brittle. It provides intense moisture, extra nourishment, strengthens hair and reduces breakage. It also protects hair against UV rays and external aggressors

Eat Healthy 

Healthy Winter Afro HairDiet also plays a significant role in combating dull hair, so ensure your diet is getting you all the minerals and vitamins your hair needs – in particular,  A, C & D, protein and omega 3. 

A deficiency of vitamin A may lead to dry and itchy scalp. Eggs and dairy products are loaded with essential nutrients such as proteins, Vitamin B12, iron, zinc and Omega 6 fatty acids. Dairy products are also a great source of biotin (Vitamin B7) that is known to fight hair loss

Prevent Frizz

Frizz is a common problem for many people with Afro curly hair. Controlling frizz is often a hassle most especially when hair is not well maintained and conditioned. One of the best ways to cpmbat frizz is to have a keratin protein treatment – A protein-infused conditioner will both manage frizz and create shine. At Afrotherapy, our popular menu of afro hair treatments help target specific problems for our clients with afro, multi-textured and curly textured hair. We can transform frizzy hair into sleek straight locks that shines! Your hair will be protected against humidity and other harmful environmental toxins and influences.