Winter Gear Hair Care Tips
The cold weather has arrived. Who wants to have to choose between warmth and moisture? No one! Your typical warm winter hat and matching scarf may be stripping your hair of its moisture, causing split ends, frizziness and damage. For ladies with a bit more hair length, your hair can easily become snagged on your sweaters or jackets which is something that you definitely do not want to happen. Plus, hats cause annoying static in dry, cold winter weather. Here’s how to keep warm this winter without breakage.
The safest way to go is wearing a protective hair style, as you should be doing in the winter anyway. Whether you choose a wig, braids, or a weave, your hair will be protected from both harsh material and the harsh weather.
Simple protective hairstyles like buns are a must try alternative. Not only will this hairstyle help you retain more hair length, but it will also cut down on damage from getting caught on your winter apparel.
Does Wearing a Hat Cause Hair to Fall Out?
Even if your hair grows out of the follicle healthy, any damage to the outside of hair with heat styling tools, tight braids and hairstyles, and yes, the friction of tight hats, could make even the healthiest hair become breakable and damaged. Hair loss due to the friction of a tight hairstyle or other outside damage is called traction alopecia. Wearing hats, like wearing tight buns and braids, can cause hair to break and thin over time.
Tight Hats and Hair Loss
The link between tight hats and hair loss is something to consider. Whether it’s a tight baseball cap in summer or a tight wool cap in winter, both men and women can find a link between tight hats and damaging hair. In addition, the scalp needs good circulation to bring nutrients to follicles via the bloodstream. If you wear a very tight hat continuously it could reduce circulation to the scalp over time, which can contribute to hair loss.
Choose the Right Hat
Choose a hat made of 100% natural fibers (such as cotton or wool) that is suitable for the season. A cotton cap allows the scalp to breathe in summer and protects the scalp from sun damage. A warm wool hat will protect hair and scalp from dryness in the cold winter. Avoid beanies made from synthetic fibers. Instead, choose a hat in natural fibers like cotton or wool, which are less likely to add a static charge to hair.
Avoid Continuous Wear
Take a hat break when you’re inside, or when you don’t need the hat for protection from the sun or the cold. Avoid continuous wearing of a hat, which can lead to damaged hair, hair breakage or split ends.
Keep It Clean
Especially in summer, when sweat and oils from your scalp can collect on your hat, be sure to clean your hat regularly. Sebum, oils and dead skin cells can irritate the skin and scalp, which can cause scalp conditions, some of which could lead to hair loss.
Prep Hair – The friction from wearing a hat can dry out hair and cause breakage. To avoid this, spray hair with leave-in conditioner before styling your hair. This will help to keep hair moisturized and protected while wearing a hat. Using a leave-in conditioner also can help reduce static buildup. Start with Strong Hair – Yes, brittle, fragile hair is more prone to winter breakage. So strengthen hair from the inside out by taking Nzuri Elixir. Just one capful per day provides your hair follicles with the vitamins and minerals they need to grow healthy, thick hair. You can find it on Amazon. These tips will keep your tresses safe this winter.