Winter hair care 101


It’s time to adjust your hair care routine. We tend to crank up the heaters and open fewer windows, and this dry air combined with static electricity can wreak havoc. So, give your tresses a little extra TLC with this handy guide from Dr. Miracle’s.

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  1. Pre-poo

Pre-pooing is the process of applying a conditioning treatment to your hair before starting the cleansing and conditioning process. This will add extra moisture to your hair follicles, leaving your hair more manageable. Once the treatment has been applied, cover your hair with a plastic cap and leave for at least 30 minutes. Apply heat for best results.

  1. Cleanse

Use a conditioning shampoo to avoid avoid moisture and protein loss. It cleanses the hair without stripping it of the nutrients it needs to stay soft and smooth. Wash your hair at least twice to make sure you properly rinse your pre-poo.

  1. Condition vs. Masque

Use a lightweight conditioning formula to avoid build-up and heaviness. Once cleansed and slightly towel dried, apply a small amount of conditioner to your roots and hair, massage into your scalp gently for a minute, comb with a wide tooth comb and rinse.

A masque will renew damaged hair and restore elasticity, leaving your hair with a brilliant shine. You should only apply a masque every two weeks to avoid product build-up. Apply the treatment to freshly washed hair and leave for 20 minutes before rinsing.

  1. Strengthening

Your hairline is at high risk for breakage during winter, especially if you wear beanies, caps and hats or have braids. After the cleansing and conditioning process, apply a nourishing treatment to your hairline and style as usual.

Winter hair care tips

o   Eat a balanced diet and stay hydrated

o   Comb with a wide tooth comb to avoid breakage.

o   Trim dry and split ends regularly

o   Deep condition at least once every two weeks.

o   Try protective styling i.e. a bun or braids. This will lock in moisture and keep your ends protected.

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