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Four Tips to Help Your Hair Survive This Winter - Black Hair

Posted by Brian D. Smith on Nov 9th 2017

Four Tips to Help Your Hair Survive This Winter - Black Hair

The days are growing shorter and the air is growing colder in most parts of the country. With the changing season, our hair faces new challenges. As fall turns to winter, there are four keys things you should adjust in your hair routine.

Have you ever noticed your hair grows better in the summer? This is for a couple of reasons.  One, the increased humidity wicks less moisture from your hair and scalp, leaving your hair with more moisture and your scalp better able to be moist and well oiled.  As the air grows drier in the winter, so does your hair and skin. Two, as the air grows colder, less blood is circulated, as your blood vessels restrict.  Fingers and toes grow cold and your heart works harder to pump blood to extremities.  Less blood to the scalp means less hair growth.

What can you do to protect your hair from winter weather?

  1. Shampoo less often- shampooing can lead to more dry hair and scalp, even if you use a moisturizing shampoo. Dry, flaky scalp is worse in the winter.  Give your hair and scalp a break and cut back on the shampooing during the colder months.
  2. Oil your hair and scalp- all natural oils like jojoba oil and emu oil can help tremendously with scalp health.  Emu oil especially is known to improve circulation leading to better hair growth.  Jojoba oil and emu oil give your scalp the needed fatty compounds to prevent it becoming dry and flaky and improving hair growth.
  3. Massage your scalp- massaging your scalp can lead to improved circulation and improved hair health. It also can reduce stress.   All of these are beneficial to hair growth.  Certain brushes can be used to massage your scalp and special devices are sold for scalp massage.  Treat yourself to a scalp massage a couple of times a week.
  4. Supplement- while hair growth supplements are beneficial any time, the added stress of winter weather makes them especially beneficial during the winter.   Essential fatty acids and a hair "vitamin" are recommended.  You'll love our H2G Hair Growth Supplement in the winter months.