How To Keep Your Hair from Drying Out

During the fall and winter months, it can be difficult to keep your hair from drying out. Having hair that looks ragged and depleted can be annoying and may pose a seemingly impossible challenge, but fortunately there are some strategies you can adopt that will keep your hair looking ravishing and healthy throughout the winter.

Methods for treating dry winter hair include:

  • Eat the right foods—Getting the right amount of protein in your diet is essential to hair health. Protein and iron enrich your hair and help to eliminate split ends.
  • Use natural products and avoid harsh chemicals—Avoid using chemical products that straighten and color hair since these can cause additional damage. Whenever possible, stick to products that are made from natural ingredients. Choose a hair stylist that specializes in using natural and organic products.
  • Gentle conditioning—Always use a gentle conditioner after shampooing to restore shine and moisture.
  • Avoid excessive use of hair dryers—Using hair dryers, curlers and irons can cause more damage than they are worth. It’s best to just squeeze out the excess water with a towel. If you must use dryers, keep them on low heat settings to avoid drying out your hair too much.
  • Keep your hair loose—Twirling your hair into tight ponytails can be especially damaging in the dry winter air. Keeping your hair in looser styles will help to avoid hair loss and split ends.

By following these simple tips, you can keep your hair healthy and attractive through the dry weather months. If your dry hair is proving difficult to manage, or you notice excessive hair loss or damage, consult with your dermatologist for the best advice. 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.