Nothing attracts a man like the hair of a woman… A man can fall in love with a woman, even “from the back! Every year there are new ways to perfect hairstyles and styles. But how do you keep all this beauty under a hat?? Let’s try to know what our hair needs in winter, how the frost affects our hair and what possibilities hair dryers provide us during the cold season.
In summer you can do without hairdryer, but in winter it is impossible to do without it. Girls often rush out hastily after washing their hair, without drying it thoroughly, and go for a walk, on a date, to a business meeting… Take your time to wash your hair right before you go out!
After showering and styling or drying your hair with a hair dryer, it should be at least two hours before you leave the house, unless you are driving your own car, when it is only a few steps from the entrance to the car door, in which case you can afford to wash your hair at least an hour before going out.
After washing and even after blow drying there will still be residual moisture in the hair, which disappears only after some time, and an undried head threatens us with colds and complications – from otitis to more serious consequences.
No overheating and overcooling
Don’t neglect headgear during cold and frosty weather. In spite of the proverbial “keep your feet warm and your head cold”, you shouldn’t risk your health for the sake of beautiful styling and lush hair.
A hat should be made from natural fabrics that allow the hair to breathe and maintain proper heat transfer. If you’ve been inside for more than five minutes, just take off your hat as soon as possible, because you don’t want your scalp to get too hot: too much heat and too much heat damages the root and the hair shaft itself.
The scalp and hair itself are very sensitive to the cold: blood vessels shrink and the hair doesn’t get the nutrition it needs, including oxygen: after all, hair is like a vessel in which substances that nourish the hair along its entire length move.
This is why we use balms and masks, as they often say in advertisements – “nourishing them from root to tip. And overcooling threatens our hair with a lack of nutrition.
Anti-stress: a winter hair treatment course
Not so much with the onset of cold weather as with the beginning of the heating season and as a consequence – the dry indoor air – our hair begins to experience stress: it becomes drier, brittle, falling out and split. What to do?
Tip 1: Replace care products. Avoid strong and super strong fixing varnishes, choose a soft shampoo with silk proteins and nourishing oils of coconut, almond, jojoba and peach, as well as moisturizing masks and balms based on dairy products and herbs.
These products should be used every week. In recent years there are more and more products for winter care: special sprays that envelope the hair in a thin protective film, making it soft and supple.
Nourishing masks based on vegetable proteins, minerals and oils are indispensable in winter. The mask should be done once a week. But the styling products you use in winter must not contain oils, as after removing headgear your hair will seem dirty.
Tip 2: Follow the right routine. There is a certain algorithm of hair care products: shampooing – applying a mask – applying a balm – rinsing with conditioner – blow drying – spraying. Before blow drying, use a styling foam and spray hair with a styling spray – this can be used before or after blow drying.
Tip #3: Change your hairbrush. Replace plastic combs with natural combs made of ebonite a vulcanized rubber that’s dark brown or black in color , wood, or carbon fiber a high-strength, carbon fiber-based plastic . Ebonite and carbon combs are also good for demystifying hair.
There’s also an electronic equivalent, the Braun Ionizing Combs. The BRAUN Satin Hair 7 brush with IONTEC technology neutralizes static electricity and restores the natural moisture balance inside hair that can be damaged by environmental damage, styling appliances and hair colouring. And the teeth of this comb with its unique seamless tips gently comb through the hair without damaging its structure.
Tip #4: Eat your vitamins and don’t go on a diet! Lack of vitamins makes hair less shiny and luster during winter. Consult your doctor about a vitamin complex that is right for you and will have a beneficial effect on your hair. Eat a nutritious diet!
Trying to lose weight over the winter holidays leads to stress and vitamin deficiency, and since in winter the metabolism slows down and the weight is in no hurry to go away, it is the hair that suffers from such restrictions, not least of all.
Tip #5: Wash properly! If your hair is prone to greasiness, in winter it is better to wash it with a shampoo with a pH balance of 4 to 6, that is slightly acidic. It prevents your hair from getting greasy in winter.
Such shampoos usually contain extracts of succession, burdock, calendula, lemon, nettle, wheat proteins and vitamins A, B1, B2, F. The hair should be washed with water that does not exceed 40ºC, and rinsed with cool water – this will increase the shine of hair.
Don’t want to sparkle and shine!
The most difficult problem while wearing hats is static electricity in the hair. The drier your hair, the more of it. Hair that flutters in different directions and doesn’t hold its shape.
There are a few things you can do to help your hair besides switching to a carbon or rubber comb. Wear clothes and hats made from natural fabrics and use moisturizing shampoos and conditioners that contain natural anti-static ingredients like lavender and rose oils. These oils can also be used pure, but a few drops can be sprinkled on the brush before brushing the hair.
Also a hair dryer with an ionizer can help prevent the static effect on your hair.
A hairdryer in winter
The high sebum production in winter makes it necessary to wash and blow-dry hair more frequently. But for the modern woman it is simply unthinkable not to use hot styling after washing her hair.
Tip 1: Dry your hair first. Before you start drying your hair, blot it with a towel so that no water drips from the tips, but don’t twist, rub, pull, or walk around with a towel on your head for a long time, as it damages the hair.
Tip 2: Don’t overheat. It’s a good idea to use a hair dryer in winter to choose a slightly warmer, medium-powered stream of air. It might take a little longer to dry your hair, but it will do less damage.
Tip 3: Keep your distance. Is considered sufficient the distance of 5 centimeters from the roots, and when drying hair over the entire length of the recommended distance of at least 15 centimeters, and should move the hair dryer evenly.
Tip 4: Give preference to a hair dryer with ionization function. The ionizer produces a constant stream of negatively charged particles ions on our hair. Particles condition hair during drying: surround each hair shaft like a hair conditioner.
Ions help reduce moisture droplets in the hair, reducing drying time, reducing the effects of hot air that damages the hair. Ions smooth the scales all along the hair shaft, making hair more manageable, healthy, and shiny.
The hair dryer may have a built-in ion generator, or it may use tourmaline, a mineral that naturally has ionizing properties.
Tip 5: Create volume with the right moves. When drying, tilt your head slightly down and direct the airflow upward. Long hair can be pulled up from the roots, each strand separately – hairdressers do this by directing a stream of air with a concentrator nozzle to each strand.
Specialists do not recommend using foams and mousses in winter to create more volume, as the weight of these products makes hair fall flat and hang down under a hat.
Tip 6: Choose a hair dryer with ceramic inner parts. Healthy shine and softness of our hair is due to the moisture, which is about 15% of hair weight.
To keep hair from overheating and drying out during styling, many manufacturers equip their models with ceramic-coated internal parts e.g., grids . Unlike conventional metal diffusers, they don’t overheat, distribute heat evenly, and if they come into contact or come into close contact with your hair it won’t damage it.
Tip 7: Use a diffuser. This nozzle consists of a round paddle with holes and cone-shaped protrusions with rounded tips, under which there are also holes through which air enters. One of the main functions of the diffuser is to disperse hot air. Drying with this nozzle is considered gentler.
The diffuser head is very popular and can create and maintain a great look for days. The styling method is simple. Apply a styling product to wet hair. Divide hair into strands and twist each strand into separate flagella.
In turn, it is necessary to twist each flagellum in a ring. Spray your hair with a light hairspray and dry it slightly with a diffuser, directing the air stream at the “nest” that has formed.
The largest volume is created by diffusers with hollow “fingers” with holes on the side. Hot air currents are dispersed through them, thus protecting the scalp from burns.
Curls become firmer and stay in shape long after using a diffuser. In order not to spoil the diffuser effect, do not brush your hair after styling!
Warm breeze in the head
Have you ever wondered about the origin of the word “hair dryer” itself? It is believed that it derives from the brand name of the German firm Foehn, which was registered in 1941.
However, there is an alternative version – the more so that the invention of the hair dryer refers to the distant 1900. According to this version, the name hair dryer owes its “semi-title” – Fen. Hairdryers are dry, warm winds blowing from the mountains to the valleys the word itself is of German origin, and originally the alpine winds were called so .
Fyons are known to cause relatively warm winters in the Altai Mountains. The warmest in winter are the slopes of the Altai Mountains at an altitude of 200 to 1000 meters. The fens appear when opposite layers of different atmospheric pressure are formed over the slopes of the ridge.
The compression of the air heats the air and makes it dry, flying along the slopes of the mountains. These winds can be found near the Teletskoye Lake, as well as on the northern slopes of the Terektinsky Range.
The fens contribute to the unusual mildness of winters in these parts of Altai: the temperature in winter on the shores of Lake Teletskoye reaches -9 °C, while in the valley of the Katun River it is -19 °C. So use a hair dryer in the cold season: it will help to soften the effect of frost on the hair.