Truth and Myths about Winter Hair Care

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Frost, wind, and hats are going to put your hair on a test. How should we protect the hair the best, and which myths should we disregard?

If You Want to Have a Beautiful Mane, You Must Not Wear a Hat

FALSE

Yes, it is true that under the hat, the hair becomes oily faster and can harm the created hairstyle, but at the same time, the head covering protects the hair from adverse weather conditions and cold. And when you have a “naughty hair day,” you can easily hide the mane under the cap… If you want to eliminate excessive greasing, do not forget to remove the cap or hat when entering the room so that the hair does not overheat, and the skin does not sweat. Do not wear caps that are too tight.

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In Fall, Hair Falls Out More

TRUTH

You may find more hair on your brush at this time of year than you did in the summer. Don’t panic – this is a natural cycle, just like animals change their fur. In a nutshell, nature has “programmed” the hair to protect the scalp from the summer’s intense sun, and in the fall, they reach a stage when they change. The normal number of hairs a person loses a day is about 50 to 100, but it can be even more during this period. If the hair loss continues or is excessive, consult a doctor. Hormonal changes, diseases (e.g., alopecia), or stress can be the culprit.

I Can’t Wear Sweaters Because It Makes My Hair Frizzy

FALSE

Some sweaters and hats create a frizz, but that doesn’t mean you have to freeze in the winter. The formation of static electricity is mainly due to the friction of synthetic fibers. “For example, merino wool resists static electricity – it is one of many great properties of this natural material,” says Žaneta Fidrantová from Norwegian Fashion. Hair frizz can also be reduced by using a conditioner that forms a coating on their surface and thus reduces friction. An olive oil hair mask can also help – it not only strengthens the hair and smoothens it.

Mental well-being affects the whole organism – and hair is no exception

Temperature Fluctuations Damage Hair

TRUTH

Strong wind, frost, snow, etc., hair simply suffers in the winter months. “Due to mechanical damage, they weaken, shake, break, and lose their luster. They don’t do well in temperature fluctuations neither when we come to heated rooms with dry air from the cold weather outside, “points out hairdresser Martina Přívratská. Therefore, do not forget to give them the necessary care and allow them to regenerate. For example, you can try Purify – Reale ampoules from Kaaral, which help restore stressed, damaged, and dehydrated hair. You can add to the treatment a nourishing Reale shampoo and conditioner.

In Winter, the Use of Curling and Flattening Irons Is Prohibited

FALSE

High temperatures damage your hair, yet you don’t have to give up using styling aids such as a flattening or curling iron or a hairdryer! However, choose devices that are gentle on your mane. For example, the Dyson Corrale® is the first hair straightener with patented flexible pads that reduce temperature dependence. Thanks to this technology and intelligent temperature control, hair damage is reduced by up to 50%. The Dyson Supersonic hairdryer has a unique microprocessor that controls heat. The hair is not exposed to a high temperature, and the powerful engine also dries it out in a short time, so you shorten the heat exposure time. The Dyson Airwrap styler is also hair-friendly, using a Coanda effect, thanks to which you don’t have to worry about damaged strands or skin burns, as when using a classic curler.

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Winter Spleen Can also Affect the Hair

TRUTH

Mental well-being affects the whole organism – and hair is no exception. Severe stress can even cause hair loss or graying. It is not for nothing that it is said in case of problems: “It will make me gray!” Spleens can really worsen the hair condition. Therefore, try to provide the body with enough sleep and physical activity. Treat yourself to a regular head massage, try breathing exercises, go for walks in nature, etc. In a nutshell, stay cool, and your hair will reflect your mood.

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Cosmetic Products Are Enough

FALSE

The use of hair masks, conditioners, or nutritional sera is, of course, beneficial. However, the beauty and healthy appearance of hair can be influenced not only from the outside but also from the inside. Therefore, you should pay attention to a balanced diet or treat yourself to detox from time to time. You can also help your mane with food supplements such as GS Eladen Premium, which contains L-methionine, linseed oil rich in linoleic acid, silicic acid, biotin, and more. B vitamins, vitamin A and trace elements. “Thanks to this product, with regular long-term use, ideally for at least three months, the structure of the hair is stronger and has better structure, its resistance is increased, and it will obtain a radiant shine,” explains hairdresser Martina Přívratská.

Text: GUIDELINE, photo: norskamoda.cz, pixabay.com