Winterizing Your Hair
By Christine Gonsalves
Hi folks, I hope this article finds you prosperous and in good health, but mostly in good health!
Before we get down to the business of making you even more beautiful than you already are, I would like to introduce you to “LORI”!
Lori is the latest addition to our ever growing staff of professionals
Lori is a professional (and fantastic) make-up artist, and also a wonderful hair stylist!
Lori would like to meet all our fantastic clients, so she is now offering a “FREE” make-up consultation for all our clients, by appointment only.
She will also be booking make-up application appointments, including a lesson, in how to apply your make-up, so you will always look “ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS”!
Ok, now let’s get down to business!
From hat hair to static electricity, split ends to dry frizz, when winter weather hits, a bad hair day can last an entire season.
“The environment can have some of the most damaging effects on hair in both summer and winter, but in winter it’s often worse because people generally don’t take as many precautions to protect their hair.
Sun exposure which can be as intense on a ski slope as it is on a beach, combined with a blustery winter wind, (which can snarl hair), as well as snow, rain, and icy cold, (which makes hair brittle and dry), can all come together to create some pretty bad winter hair days.
Even just staying indoors most of the time, winter is still your hair’s enemy.
The reason is indoor heating,…. which experts say…… can be “almost” like spending an entire afternoon under a hair dryer!
The good news: No matter what’s causing your winter hair woes, you can take both protective and replenishing steps.
At the top of the list, is regular use of a thick, rich, moisturizing conditioner with a few key ingredients.
Knowing your hair type, ….is the key….to choosing the “right” hair conditioner.
“You should always apply product, beginning about 2 inches away from the scalp and pull it through the hair to the ends.
Try using a natural boar bristle hairbrush with a wooden handle.
Most importantly, limit your time under a blow dryer …. good advice all year round …., but essential in winter.
To limit your time under a hair dryer, and still effectively style your hair, first use a towel to gently blot about 20% of the moisture content out of your hair, then use the hair dryer, stopping, the moment your hair is dry.
To cut down on “hat hair,” pull longer locks into a pony tail high on your head, or push short hair straight back, before putting on the hat.
Pushing hair against the way your style should fall, will help it spring out with bounce once the hat is removed.
To ensure that your hair does spring out, try carrying a travel sized hair texturizer that you can use, to add instant body.
If you styled your hair with a cream product, adding just a few drops of water to your hands and rubbing them through your hair can refresh the style.
While conditioning and styling products, may help hold your style, choosing the right shampoo may be the best thing you can do for your hair.
The reason is, shampoo forms the basis of the way your hair is going to react to conditioners and styling aids, and it impacts how your hair will behave in all kinds of climates and conditions.
Try a rinse in a warmer shade of your natural color to bring out highlights and brighten your look.
Regardless of the products you use, if you color your hair in winter, (and most women do), always cover your head when outdoors, and always use a shampoo and conditioner for color-treated hair.
And as you probably already know, Chrissy’s has some of the best products that can be found any where, formulated especially for winter hair!!!
OOooops, I’m almost out of room, so I hope you stay healthy and prosperous, but mostly healthy, and I’ll see you next month, and remember,
“If your hair is not becoming to you, then maybe you should be coming to us”— where Classy meets Sassy! Chrissy ♡
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