How to Achieve Healthy Hair in the Wintertime
October 26, 2023
Haircare might be a female-dominated market, but men care about their locks too. A survey from a few years ago revealed that eight out of 10 men view their hair as a reflection of their personal style and say it helps them look both masculine and professional.
A further six out of 10 wished they had healthier hair.
Achieving perfect hair health can be particularly challenging in winter, as dry air can render your hair brittle and lackluster.
Fortunately, there are a few surefire ways you can protect your hair from the harsh effects of winter. Keep reading and wave goodbye to bad hair days this cold season.
How Cold Weather Affects Hair
Cold weather can negatively affect your skin and hair. During winter, humidity levels may drop sharply. Indoor heating solutions don’t help, as radiators and furnaces tend to suck even more moisture out of the air.
Dry, harsh air can strip the hair and scalp of moisture. This can cause your hair to feel brittle, rough, and crispy, instead of soft and silky.
You might also notice your hair is more frizzy. To make matters even worse, static can build up in the air, which can make your hair stand on end, stick to your face, and be difficult to manage.
Besides robbing your hair of hydration, cold winter air can also cause the capillaries on your head to contract, reducing blood flow to the scalp. Reduced blood supply can potentially affect hair growth and health.
Finally, some people also notice increased shedding during winter months.
Hydrate Your Hair
If you want healthy hair in winter, start by stepping up your hydration game. Does your shampoo leave your hair feeling fluffy, poofy, and super light? If so, it might be stripping away moisture.
Avoid overly harsh shampoos and opt for hydrating hair products that will restore the moisture in your hair and tame frizz.
If you’re starting to notice signs of thinning hair, you might also want to look for a shampoo that helps to strengthen, protect, and promote hair growth. There are a lot of men’s hair products out there that are mostly false marketing, so look for science-backed ingredients.
Biotin is a key ingredient for triggering strong hair growth. Peptides like capixyl can promote hair growth and even treat cases of alopecia. Redensyl is another powerful hair-growth-stimulating compound containing plant extracts like EGCG, zinc chloride, and glycine.
Ginseng and green tea are two other ingredients to look out for. They don’t stimulate hair growth on their own, but they support overall hair health by reducing inflammation, increasing circulation, and supporting regrowth.
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Don’t Forget About Your Beard
The hairs on your head aren’t the only strands that can get dry. A harsh winter can also leave your beard dehydrated. A dry beard can itch, look scraggly, and feel rough to the touch.
The easiest way to address a dry beard is with beard oil. A good beard oil will lock in moisture, protect your beard from the elements, help soften and strengthen it, and make styling easier.
Stimulate Your Scalp
Circulation is one of the secrets to perfect hair health. Without good circulation, your hair follicles can be deprived of nutrients that increase the anagen phase, aka the growing phase of the hair strand. The result is hair strands that fall out faster, resulting in thinner hair.
As mentioned above, cold air can cause reduced blood flow in the fine scalp capillaries. One way to combat this is by stimulating your scalp, either through massaging or brushing.
For best results, you should pair scalp stimulation with hair care products and ingredients that promote circulation, such as biotin, ginseng, and niacinamide.
Thinning hair can be a confidence killer. If you’re noticing that your hair isn’t as thick as it once was, now is the time to take action. The sooner you start addressing hair health, the easier it will be to keep your hair follicles firing on all cylinders.
Go Easy on Heat Styling and Hot Showers
Heat styling tools can be a great way to get your hair looking presentable within minutes, but they have one big drawback. Heat styling can quickly damage hair shafts. Combine this with harsh winter air, and you have a recipe for dry, broken, and frizzy strands.
If you do need to use a blow dryer, put it on the gentlest setting and hold the dryer away from your head. If you’re using other heat styling tools like a straightener, make sure you apply a heat protectant product beforehand.
Very hot showers can also result in dry hair. If you want healthy hair, turn down the water temperature in the shower on wash day.
Protect Your Hair From the Elements
Besides protecting your hair from heat, you can also shield it from the elements by wearing a beanie. If it’s not that cold out and you have short hair, a baseball cap can also keep most of your hair protected.
Eat a Nutrient Dense Diet
If you’re deficient in key nutrients, this can have an impact on hair thickness and growth. To make sure you’re giving your hair all the nutrients it needs, focus on eating a healthy, balanced diet. You might need to consider taking a vitamin D supplement, as it’s hard to get enough from your diet alone, especially during winter.
If you really want to boost hair health, you can also supplement with hair growth gummies.
Pave the Way to Perfect Hair Health With Particle
Dry winter air can be hard on hair, stripping it of moisture and leaving you with a scraggly crop. Evaluate your hair products and swap out any harsh shampoos for a hydrating, nourishing alternative that’s designed to support healthy hair. Avoid excessive heat while styling and showering, protect your hair while outside, and pay attention to your nutrient intake.
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