How To Keep Your Hair Hydrated in the Wintertime

To avoid having your hair look like an unruly bird’s nest in the winter months, there are quite a wide variety of steps you can take to keep your hair from drying out. Some of them are just common sense tips, but they all help in the quest for lovely hair and help to prevent hair loss!

How to keep your hair luscious and healthy-looking during the winter months:

  • Avoid over-styling—Try to avoid using air dryers, flat irons, curlers, and other heating implements to style your hair. They can lead to damaged and dry hair. Instead, let your hair dry naturally by gently patting and squeezing out the water with a towel. If you must use a hair dryer, be sure to run it on a low setting.
  • Use natural products whenever possible—Chemical products that do harsh things like straighten and perm are no friends to your hair. Try more natural cleansers and lotions.
  • Loose hairstyles are preferable—Looser hairstyles are preferable to pulling your hair back in a tight ponytail or bun. Tight hairstyles can cause hair to become more brittle.
  • Eat properly—Making sure you get sufficient protein and nutrients will increase hair gloss and help prevent split ends.

If your dry hair does not show serious signs of improvement or if you notice that you are losing a lot of hair, then you need to seek the assistance of your dermatologist right away. 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.