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.