Give Your Hair the Rest it Deserves

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The summer is coming to an end and fall is on the way. But we still have to prepare for what’s inevitably coming – the long dry winter. This year has seen lots of rain so hair hasn’t been to worse for wear but you definitely want to get your locks prepared for the months ahead. Keeping your hair as damage-free as possible is the best thing for this time of year to minimize the dryness, breakage, and heat abuse your hair may be often subjected to. The reason we suggest doing this now is because the winter tends to dry out hair, leaving it brittle and dry over an extended period of time.

Deep Condition Weekly

This can be done quite simply with some coconut oil and a towel at home. If you have a specialized hair mask, or deep conditioning treatment than by all means – use that instead. The idea of simply re-hydrating your hair is the goal here so repeating this at least once per week is ideal. It’s fairly simple:

Start by melting the oil slowly in a bowl on the stove. Create a double boiler and very gently melt the oil. Once melted, apply to damp or dry hair BUT only apply from the ears down. Applying oil directly to your roots can leave your hair very greasy and difficult to maintain. Massage it into the strands working your way down to your shoulders, covering as much of the hair as possible. Wrap your hair in a towel and leave conditioner on for 20 minutes or so. Rinse off with warm water and wash and condition as usual.

Try No Heat Hair Styles

The Savvy Beauty has a fantastic post here for some no heat ideas or you can simply put your creative minds to the test and play around with your hair. Many times you’ll know better than anyone else what will look good or not or more importantly – what will work with your hair type. You could also check out some overnight hair styles to minimize on the heat application as well. We suggest washing with something that will assist you with your desired hair style like CVS Keratin Straightening Conditioner which helps the hair cuticles lay down to give hair a more straightened appearance without using any tools or heat. Grab it from CVS.com for $4.19.

Slow Down on the Dye

Dying hair can cause the worst damage depending on what you are coloring with. It also leaves your hair screaming for moisture and nourishment as it penetrates deep into your strands, stripping your original color out. If you can find a color that will help you transition into the winter while allowing your hair to outgrow the color, you’ll be better for it. The reason is this – color deeply damages hair and also penetrates into your head, letting all those chemicals seep into your skin. Getting rid of dying would be your best bet, but at least take a hiatus for the winter to allow your hair some well-deserved breathing room.

Stop Washing Hair Everyday

Letting your natural oils penetrate your hair is essential for hair health. Massaging the sebum (natural oils) into your hair will improve the look, strength, and overall health of your hair. If you notice your hair getting a little oily, try some dry shampoo or Equate Pure Cornstarch Baby Powder instead to get you one more day without washing. Trust, your hair will thank you for the nutrients, even if you look a little greasy by end of day. When you do wash it, it’s important to use a good renewing shampoo like Beauty360 Moroccan Argan Oil Renewing Shampoo & Conditioner for only $4.19/bottle. This will replenish dry or damaged hair with rich oils, and vitamin-rich ingredients.

For more beauty tips & tricks visit The Savvy Beauty.