A hair doctor shares her top winter hair care tips
Suffering from frizz, itchy scalp or hair shedding? Here’s how Anabel Kingsley a Trichologist and Brand President of Philip Kingsley can help.
With this cold winter weather, we need to pay some extra care to our hair routine.
From battling the frizz to moisturizing those dried-out locks, the cold climate can damage our scalp’s health leading to not-so-pretty hair concerns.
That’s why we could up with Philip Kingsley Brand President and Consultant Trichologist Anabel Kingsley to run through the common seasonal changes that our hair faces and some hair care tips.
Frizz occurs when moisture in the atmosphere enters your hair shaft, causing strands to temporarily change shape. Frizz also strikes when moisture levels in the atmosphere shift – which is something that happens frequently during the autumn and winter as we move from the chilly outdoors to central heated buildings and transportation. If you are popping in and out of your office, your hair can change shape multiple times a day.
Frizzy hair treatment: The best way to keep your hair frizz-free is to lock in moisture before you shower by combing in a leave-in treatment through your hair such as Leave-In Conditioner.
Dandruff is most common in the winter. One reason for this is due to changes in diet. Heavier, wintery foods like cream and cheese, as well as celebratory drinks, like champagne, can trigger dandruff in those who are prone to it. Dry, cold weather can also make your scalp flaky and cranky.
How to get rid of dandruff: Like the skin on your face, your scalp benefits from extra TLC in winter, so use a weekly anti-microbial scalp mask such as the Philip Kingsley Flaky/Itchy Scalp Mask to keep flakes at bay.
When it’s colder, people generally heat style their hair more. This can dry out strands and make them more prone to breakage and split ends. Excessive use of heat styling can cause the bonds inside the hair to weaken and break, meaning strands are more prone to snapping and splitting.
How to protect hair from heat: Utilise the new Philip Kingsley Bond Builder Restructuring Treatment works within the hair shaft, to repair, strengthen and shield bonds from damage.
LACK OF VITAMIN D
Vitamin D deficiency is common, and even more so in the autumn and winter as you are not getting as much sun exposure. Vitamin D deficiency can cause increased hair shedding. It can also impact the health of your skin – and hence, your scalp (which is simply an extension of the skin on your forehead).