Proper Care for Winter Hair

The cold, dry weather is here, and along with it comes some major problems for your hair! You can help keep your hair luscious and healthy this winter season by following some simple tips:

  • Avoid excessive heating of your hair—Your hair is already dried out enough from the extreme weather, so don’t make the problem worse by adding extra heat with the hairdryer. Let your hair air dry several times a week to give it a rest. The same goes for heated styling methods. Avoid using curling irons and straighteners and skip the perms during winter months.
  • Stress reduction—It has been shown that excess stress can adversely impact the health of your hair, so take time this winter to destress. Light some tea candles, and put on some relaxing music. Have your significant other give you a nice foot massage.
  • Don’t shampoo as frequently—Shampooing dries out your scalp and your hair, so try to do it every other day in wintertime to help retain moisture.
  • Deep conditioning is your hair’s friend in winter—While excess shampooing is a bad idea, the use of a deep conditioner in winter months can provide the necessary hydration to give your hair strength and shininess, without any annoying build-up of static electricity.

If you are experiencing excessive scalp dryness or hair loss, it may be indicative of an underlying problem requiring the help of a skin and hair care professional. Dr. Juan Vaillant of Old Bridge Dermatology has been treating patients for hair, skin, and nail problems for over 30 years, and has the extensive background needed to help address a variety of dermatological issues. Dr. Vaillant has successfully treated acne, eczema, dandruff, hair loss, psoriasis, and nail fungus. If you are looking for an amiable, highly skilled dermatologist, call our office in Old Bridge, NJ at (732) 679-0222 and make an appointment.