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Raise your hand if you are ready for Spring! I am actually looking forward to losing an hour of sleep just to gain more daylight. Winter always drags along and with it comes dry air, dry skin, dry hair and worse, static cling. There's nothing worse than getting a shock just trying to give someone a hug. It has been so cold that we all really need our hats on to keep warm and toasty, but hair sticking up everywhere isn't a good look for Mama, even if it works on the kiddos. 

To avoid all that static, make sure you are adding some extra moisture to your hair via a deep conditioning treatment at your salon and/or a leave-in conditioner daily. Paul Mitchell The Conditioner is a great leave in that you can use on your hair AND your skin. Make sure you are brushing your hair with a boars bristle brush daily (contact your hair dresser to get you one if you don't have one) to even out the moisture that your scalp gives you naturally every day. 

DO NOT wash your hair every day. You never need to do that and you especially don't need to this time of year. Go ahead and rinse your hair in the shower, just don't shampoo it. You are stripping it of the natural oils it needs to stay healthy each day when you wash it. Try at least shampooing every other day. I always brush my hair well before I shower to loosen up my scalp and to make sure the moisture that comes from my scalp also gets to the ends of my hair. 

Static cling can still occur even if you are taking the best care of your hair, and we all know our kids get it too. For this, I pull out another trick from my bag. I keep a dryer sheet in my coat pocket or purse during the winter months. If static cling occurs, pull it out and rub it over the hair - voila, it's gone! Yes, it is that simple. 

Make sure you first take extra special care of your hair during the winter months. Spring will be here before we know it and I'll be telling you how to deal with the frizz that the summer humidity brings. 

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