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How to Deal with Winter Hair

If your hair is standing on end every winter, you're not alone. Find better conditioning regimens and use common sense to limit your discomfort this season.


  • Step 1: Opt for creamy shampoos Wash your hair with creamy shampoos and conditioners that contain lanolin, protein, silicone, or shea butter twice a week. This will hydrate your hair and eradicate a dull, dry look.
  • TIP: Rinse with lukewarm water instead of hot water to prevent any damage to the hair.
  • Step 2: Use heat sparingly Avoid using tools like blow-dryers and curling irons, which can dry winter hair and encourage static.
  • Step 3: Rinse with vinegar or egg and use oil Rinse your hair with white vinegar or with an egg beaten into lukewarm water once a week to add body and moisture. Use oil products to hydrate, but only before shampooing to avoid drying out your scalp.
  • TIP: Avoid using chemicals and don't experiment with new products during the winter, which can compromise your hair's ability to recover.
  • Step 4: Cut static Rub dryer sheets on your hair to remove static electricity, or use a natural-bristle hairbrush that's been sprayed with hairspray and then smooth your tangles from the roots to the ends.
  • Step 5: Wear loose hats Wear silk-lined, loose hats to prevent unflattering, oddly-shaped hair. Take proper care of your hair and it'll treat you right all winter long.
  • FACT: Nearly half of American females from 40 to 50 years of age suffer from hair loss. Women comprise 40 percent of the general population that lose hair.

You Will Need

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • White vinegar
  • Eggs
  • Hair oil
  • Dryer sheets
  • Natural-bristle hairbrush
  • Hairspray
  • Silk pillowcase
  • Hat

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