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Feeling dry?

January 15, 2014
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Feeling dry? Feeling dry?

The winter chill is upon us and who knows how long it is going to stay. With the bitter cold and snow-covered ground comes the dry air. These are the days when I long for the high humidity of late summer. Everything right now is beyond dried out, and our hair and skin is right up there with the rest of things lacking any moisture right now. It is important to take extra special care of your skin and your hair this time of year. Let me offer you a few tricks on how to stay moisturized for the rest of the winter. 

I have to switch up my hair and skin care routine for the winter, and you should too. This time of year you need to add moisture by switching up to a heavier face cream for your face and a conditioner with a little extra moisture is a must. Some of you may not use conditioner normally, and I would suggest that you do for the winter months. Hair that dries out is going to become brittle and frizzy and without proper care it is going to start breaking off. The only solution once your hair splits or breaks is to cut it off. There is no miracle product out there that can fix it. 

I highly recommend that you also treat yourself and your hair to a once-a-week, at-home deep conditioning treatment for extra moisture for your hair and your scalp. Ask your stylist to recommend something that you can take home for this treatment. Apply this to your hair and scalp and warm a damp towel in the microwave while you do. Wrap your hair with the damp and warm towel once you apply the conditioner. This not only will feel great, but the heat helps the conditioner penetrate deep inside the hair to repair the inside and the outside of each hair strand. Grab yourself a cup of tea and soak your feet for up to 30 minutes while this sits on your head. Don't think you have time or want to do this at home? Add a professional deep conditioning treatment to your next haircut and/or color appointment in the salon. Healthy and properly conditioned hair is going to look great, grow faster and hold hair color much more effectively.

Take time to properly care for your hair and your skin throughout the winter months and you'll be ahead of game when spring hits and you are eager for some highlights or other big change. The more you are exposed to the elements in the winter, the more care your skin and hair is going to need. The air is dry and there is no way to avoid it unless you are one of the lucky ones who head south for winter. The rest of us need to take care and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.

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