There are so many things to look forward to when it comes to the Winter season. There are the Holidays filled with family, friends and good food. There’s the cozy snow days that (hopefully) get you a few days out of work or school. The fires, the classic movies, the outdoor snow sports. It’s all good reason to get excited for the colder weather. But, there’s also a few reasons not be excited about the upcoming season, mainly for beauty purposes. The winter wear is tough on our skin and hair, and can make it difficult to stay hydrated and healthy. Lucky for you, we’ve got the remedies to avoid dry hair this winter, making your hair shiny and healthy all season long.
Shampoo Less Often
Sounds crazy coming from a primarily shampoo-based company, right? Well, it’s true! Over shampooing can lead to a dry, irritated scalp, which not only leads to hair loss, but damages the hair that you do have. The over-use of shampoo products, especially those with harsh chemicals and damaging sulfates (SLS), will leave your scalp feeling itchy and patchy. In order to help protect your scalp and hair, shampoo just 3 times per week. This will allow your body to produce natural oils that will help with growing healthy hair and maintaining a well-hydrated scalp. Both the Zenagen Revolve and Evolve lines were formulated to be used every other day.
Use a Conditioner
Making sure to use conditioner is another seemingly obvious rule of thumb for avoiding dry hair, but it’s often forgotten about! It’s so important to hydrate your hair and scalp appropriately during the winter, because that cold air is notorious for sucking moisture from your skin and hair. We suggest using a light conditioner that was formulated to be focused on the scalp and the hair, rather than just the ends. Find a conditioner that you can disperse evenly on your scalp and hair ends that won’t leave your hair looking oily and greasy.
Zenagen conditioners are light and airy, because they were created for fine and thinning hair. This means no heavy silicones to weigh hair down. They also contain a high concentration of aloe leaf juice, which is essential in keeping a hydrated scalp.
Cut Down On Heat Styling
We love our straighteners and curling irons as much as the next person, but it’s crucial to cut down on the heat if you’re looking to maintain healthy hair this winter. All that heat paired with the natural dryness in the air can wreak havoc on your hair. Offset the damage by using heat protectants daily and taking a few days off in between if you can. Try alternate hair styles like buns and braids to give your hair a break while changing up your look at the same time.
Still want to use those heat tools daily? You really need to be on a hair repair system like Evolve. More on that here.
Use Dry Shampoo For Volume
If your hair has fallen limp and you’re looking for a quick fix, try some dry shampoo! Dry shampoo or texturizing powders and spray are great alternatives to teasing. Any time you back-comb your hair regularly, you’re asking for breakage and split ends. Avoid the unnecessary extra damage and spray some dry shampoo at the roots. This will allow you to go a few days between washes, while giving you that added umph.
However, it is important to note that dry shampoo can clog your hair follicles and make it difficult to grow hair if thinning and shedding is an issue for you. Dry shampoos and powders aren’t totally off the table, but it’s critical that you properly cleanse your scalp and hair after use. Our shampoos are able to gently reach the hair follicle, thus allowing for 100% effectiveness in getting dirt, grime and DHT out of the hair channel. Be sure to use every other day, but especially after any use of styling products.