Can weather damage your hair?
How can I protect my Hair form Harsh Irish Weather?
Use a sulphate-free shampoo
Sulphate is a very common ingredient in shampoo, but it can cause problems for damaged hair as it strips beneficial oils… Instead, invest in a shampoo free from sulphate and as many chemicals as possible.
Choose your conditioner / HAIR MASK carefully
It's also important to invest in a really rich, thick and moisturising conditioner / Hair Mask intensely hydrates strengthens and restructures weak, damaged hair. It provides intensive conditioning and restructures the hair fibre.
Use a Heat Protector Spray
If you do use heated appliances frequently, the best way to keep your hair in the best shape is to use a good quality heat protect spray.
ALFAPARF MILANO STYLE STORIES THERMAL PROTECTOR protects the hair fiber against the heat of hot styling tools. Its dry spray formula means hair remains dry for styling with the flat iron or curling tongs.
Spray evenly over hair before using hot styling tools.
Protect hair from static
Woolly hats and cosy scarves protect you from the cold, but they can also cause your hair to go frizzy! Try using a frizz control spray and pat down using dryer sheers – if your hair is naturally curly, a silk-lined hat can prevent breakage as well as keeping you warm. To prevent hat hair, keep a small bottle of dry shampoo handy to rescue flat roots.
Use creams instead of serums
Gels and thick serums can actually make hair stiffen in freezing temperatures, especially when applied to wet hair. Creams soften the hair as well as keeping it protected from the windy weather.
Keep locks moisturized
Using a Hydrating Mask once a week will help restore your locks' natural oils that are often stripped away during the winter months. If you have the heating on in your house, this can suck the moisture out of the air and dry out your locks, so invest in a humidifier to lock in further moisture.
Wear a hat to protect your hair from the cold during the winter colds. To prevent hat hair, keep a small bottle of dry shampoo handy to rescue flat roots.
Use Hair oil on split ends
Hair Oil is a great product to use during cold spells as they moisturize the hair instantly. Make sure the oil is not too heavy for your hair type. Ask your hair stylist who can recommend a light version.
Wash your hair in lukewarm water
Our Cosmetic Hair Colour / Highlights fade faster in the winter as we wash our hair more often due to weather conditions. Avoid washing your hair in hot water as it dries out the hair. Instead wash your hair in lukewarm water and blast with cold water at the ends to help close and seal the hair cuticles. Add Pigments to your shampoo to maintain colour intensity
Avoid hot showers
It's tempting to turn your shower up to full blast when it's freezing outside, but this can damage your scalp – and your skin, by stripping it of moisture. Instead, keep showers and baths to ten minutes and make sure the water is mid-to-lukewarm.