A major thing to focus on if you want to use more natural hair care products in the winter is adding moisture. This includes not only using a quality conditioner, but also using some additional natural products that will moisturize your hair to reduce dryness, breakage, and frizz.
To start, make sure you use conditioner as often as possible. You don’t want to weigh your hair down to the point where it becomes greasy, so frequency will depend on your hair type. For normal or oily hair, one conditioner after every shampoo is enough, and on days when your hair is particularly dry, you should use a leave-in conditioner.
People with dry hair should consider washing their hair only once a week, but moisturizing it another day of the week to condition it. Remember that you can condition your hair without shampooing it first. There are also cleansing conditioners if you want to skip the shampoo and just use your conditioner from now on.
Change your conditioner
One last note about your regular conditioner is that you should change it in the winter or whenever you notice that your hair is particularly dry. When your hair gets dry, not only does it stop looking perfect, but it can also lead to hair breakage and split ends. This is the last thing you want for your hair, especially during special holiday parties or Christmas pictures. Switch to a conditioner designed to add even more moisture to your cuticles, and look for an oil-based conditioner. If you can find a conditioner with coconut or argan oil on the label, that’s a good choice.
Use a deep conditioner
Use a deep conditioner at least once a week to really nourish your dry and brittle strands. There are a variety of deep conditioning treatments, from hair masks that have the same consistency as a conditioner to treatments that use hot oil heated in the shower. These types of treatments penetrate deep into the hair follicles to repair them and help keep them soft and strong during the winter season.
If you have questions or concerns about which conditioner to use or how often to use it, go to your regular salon and have them show you the current condition of your hair. They can give you a list of recommendations there.
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