What To Do For Dry Hair
Your hair can suffer as much as your skin and nails during the winter months so here are some tips to keep it from drying out too much. If you tend to wash your hair every day in the summer months, try washing it every other day. On the days you don't wash, wet your hair and just use a conditioner on those days. Your hair will still maintain its shine, but will feel softer and more manageable. Use a hot oil treatment once or twice a week. You can get one in the drugstore or make one yourself by using either olive oil for dark hair or sunflower or safflower oil for light hair. Be careful heating the oil as you can burn your scalp. Room temperature is just as good as long as you either wrap your head in a dry terry cloth towel or shower cap for about 20 minutes prior to washing. This oil treatment will instantly make your hair feel softer and give your hair a beautiful shine. If you experience dry, flyaway hair during the winter months, try using a silicone finishing treatment. Just a small drop or two, rubbed between the palms of your hands and smoothed over your hair will help keep your hair in place, replenish some of the lost shine and give your hair a healthy look. Most hair care lines have a shine product in their line, so find the one you like and stick with it. I personally like John Frieda, but there are many others to choose from. Most of these products will cost around $5 to $8 and can be found in drug and discount stores. A little goes a long way, so even a small bottle can last a month or so.