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Winter Hair Care

Nov 06, 2016

As the colder temperatures and chilly weather come rolling in, it's time to start thinking about how to protect our hair during the winter. You might not realize it, but winter weather can actually be quite damaging to the health of your hair. Read on to find out a few tips to keep your hair at its best! 

Deep Conditioning

  • The combination of the cold outside, especially if it's dry cold, and the artificial heat inside can be extra harmful to your hair.
  • Cold weather can make your hair brittle, and indoor heating can dry it out.
  • Both of these can lead to split ends and breakage, which can be especially frustrating if you have long hair or are trying to grow your hair out. 
  • One thing you can do to get a little moisture back into your hair is to apply a deep conditioning treatment. You can visit a local salon, or even a nearby drugstore, to find out what's available to you. 
  • You can apply a conditioning treatment by yourself, and usually won't need to do it more than once a week or every two weeks. 

Dry hair can really be a bummer. Dry hair can really be a bummer. Courtesy of woyoso.org

Skip a Wash

  • A lot of people feel that they need to wash their hair every day in order to keep it clean, but this kind of frequency is just not necessary. 
  • Shampoo strips natural oils from your hair; if you shampoo too often, these oils won't have any chance to replenish and your hair will dry out. 
  • If you have a very oily scalp, or work out and sweat a lot every single day, you might still need to wash your hair daily, but most of us could benefit from skipping a day or two. 
  • Experts recommend washing your hair three or four times a week. 

Shampoo a little less, condition a little more!Shampoo a little less, condition a little more!Courtesy of wisegeek.net

Get a Hair Cut

  • It's a good idea, all year round, to visit a barber or hair salon every 2-4 months or so, even if it's just for a trim.
  • Getting regular trims may not actually make your hair grow more quickly, but a trim can prevent damage. When you get a split end on your hair, that breakage tends to travel up, so that if you want to get it trimmed your stylist may need to take much more length off than they would have had you gone earlier. 
  • If you are trying to grow your hair long, getting a trim is especially important, as it will keep your hair healthy. 

Regularly visit the barber shop for healthier hair. Regularly visit the barber shop for healthier hair. Courtesy of todayifoundout.com

If you're concerned about keeping your hair healthy during the winter, the above tips can really help. You could also ask an expert (like a hair stylist) for advice on how to take care of your hair specifically. 

Have Your Say! 

Do you have any healthy hair tips for our Kidzworld readers? Leave a comment! 

 

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@country_girl19, I agree with Athena. She might not realize how she's making you feel and it's best to talk to her about it, if not it could get worse. If nothing changes after talking with her, then I think you should rethink things. @WatermelonCurlz, I don't really think you should hang around them that much. They don't listen to you or seem to really care about the fact that you've talked about getting different friends. I'm not saying to just cut them off all together, but I wouldn't stray from the idea of slowly distancing yourself.
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JazzyRox posted in Friends:
"WatermelonCurlz" wrote:OMG! OK so, I have a group to 3 friends (not including me) and they love this video game that I'm not allowed to play. And they know that, so they talk about it purposely around me. Omg, ikr.When I ask to talk about something else the ignore me. So I say, I'm going to go find real friends, and they say, OK, like me care. And that's all they want to talk about, at recess, lunch, secretly in class, you name it thye do it. How do I get them to stop?   You should probably just stop talking to them and stuff. don't sit by them at lunch and don't hang out with them at recess. they sound like they are not good friends. if it gets worse, just tell your parents if they don't already know. idk how good i am at advise. hope this helped.  ~JazzyRox
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WatermelonCurlz
OMG!OK so, I have a group to 3 friends (not including me) and they love this video game that I'm not allowed to play. And they know that, so they talk about it purposely around me. Omg, ikr.When I ask to talk about something else the ignore me. So I say, I'm going to go find real friends, and they say, OK, like me care. And that's all they want to talk about, at recess, lunch, secretly in class, you name it thye do it. How do I get them to stop?
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Abbergrl
Well I strongly agree with you all. It's like, wow I never knew so many people had this problem!
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Abbergrl posted in Friends:
A perfect friend is one who respects your feelings and doesn't make fun of them but helps you feel better, who can drive you only slightly insane, and who will try to save you from embarrassing situations by making you see the funny side. :) :D
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