5 Ways To Revitalize Winter Damaged Hair

Has the dry winter weather left your hair in a less-than-desirable state? Are you hiding your locks under hats or scarves? Or maybe you’ve just taken to not going out altogether? Cold, dry weather can leave hair damaged or create wild effects with unruly static electricity. It can be frustrating and daunting to try to tackle such an unruly mane. That is why we here at Old Bridge Dermatology put together some tips to regain healthy luscious locks.

Follow these tips for healthy hair, even during the winter:

  1. Cut back on shampooing – frequent hair washing can dry your scalp and hair out. Keep washing to every other day or every few days to help lock moisture in.
  2. Use a deep conditioner – hydration is key to prevent static electricity frizz and improve the overall look of your hair. A deep conditioner following shampoo will improve your hair’s shine and strength.
  3. Let it air dry – hair dryers are notorious for damaging your hair and completely drying you out, undoing any hard work that deep conditioner has done. At least a few times a week, allow your hair to air dry.
  4. Avoid heated styling instruments – the heating elements used in curling irons, straighteners, and perms can cause lasting damage to your hair. In the winter months especially, try to opt for a more “natural” style.
  5. Reduce your stress – stress has negative effects all over your body – including your hair! Find ways to relax and make time for much-needed self-care.

Dryness, flakiness or hair loss can all be signs of an underlying issue. If you’re noticing these issues, it’s important to check in with your dermatologist for a diagnosis. If you’re dealing with dry hair, our board-certified dermatologist here at Old Bridge Dermatology, Dr. Juan Vaillant, is here to help! Dr. Vaillant has years of experience diagnosing and treating hair, scalp, nail, and skin issues across the board. If you’re looking for tips to keep your hair healthy through the winter, or you are struggling with acnedandruffhair losspsoriasis, or nail fungus, contact us today. Give our Old Bridge, NJ office a call at (732) 679-0222 for an appointment today!