How to keep your hair healthy in winter

Summer is over now.  Forecasters predict another cold snap, and we expect the approach of messy men’s haircuts’ season.

During the cold period your hair gets damaged whether you spend time indoors or have an active lifestyle outside the house. That’s why it’s important to switch up your hair care routine from summer to winter.

Like most men, you probably have a shampoo, a bar of soap and…that’s all, we suppose. Well, sorry, sir, that might not be enough.

At “Barboss” barbershop we are experts in men’s grooming and know at first hand how the seasons can affect men’s looks.

We prepared some tips that will help you to live through the cold months, feeling and looking great until spring. So here we go!

  1. Be careful with the water temperature. 

The hot water in the shower might feel good in the cold weather, but it actually dehydrates your skin and hair, making it far too vulnerable to damage. And the cold water can’t keep up with the dirt even in combination with the shampoo. So the first thing you need to remember is that the water in your shower should be comfortably warm – around 38-40 °C.

  1. Do not wash your hair every day.

Daily washing can create overactive oil glands which can cause buildup and hair loss. Paradoxically, the more often you wash your hair, the quicker it gets dirty again. To avoid these problems, our barbers recommend washing your hair 2 or 3 times a week during the colder months.

  1. Use the right shampoo. 

In autumn and in winter you should better switch to moisturizing hare care products.

“Barboss” barbershop recommends to use not only shampoo, but also a conditioner. It gives your hair extra nourishment and makes it softer and smoother. Do not skimp on a good hair care products as they usually contain more natural and useful ingredients. You can find the right products in our barbershop as well.

  1. Dry your hair carefully.

The first thing you probably do when you get out of the shower is rubbing your head with a towel mercilessly. Well, that’s not a wise thing to do. Your hair is the most vulnerable to damage when it’s wet, and such rough treatment can lead to hair breakage and split ends. To avoid this, we recommend shaking water from your hair with your hands in the direction it grows. Than you can rub your hair gently with a towel. If you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to let your hair air dry naturally, use a hair dryer, but make sure it’s on a cool setting. (Our barbers recommend using the heat protection spray before blow-drying your hair. That will prevent your hair from being dehydrated and static).

  1. Make sure your hat is not too tight.

Probably wearing a hat is not too good for your hairstyle, but it helps you to stay warm, and actually keeps your skin and hair healthy in winter. Please note that a very tight hat is not the best choice. It can cause blood circulation problems, which lead to hair loss and even baldness.

  1. Use quality hair-styling products.

Cheap products are full of chemicals that weaken your hair and dry out your scalp. Make sure you use quality hair products which not only help you look bright during the day, but also protect your hair, keeping it healthy even in cold weather.

At «Barboss» barbershop you can always find the high quality products from the best manufacturers of men’s cosmetics.

  1. Do not forget about your beard.

The hair on your face is just as sensitive to the cold as the hair on your head, so it requires special care. Use specially formulated beard shampoos and conditioners as they contain less sulphate and other aggressive ingredients. The longer is the beard, the more the skin underneath needs moisturizing. That’s why we also recommend to use beard balms and oils.

  1. The main tip: maintain good health!

Even though it’s cold outside, don’t forget about eating right, exercising and getting enough sleep. Also try to drink plenty of water. Your hair will thank you with its healthy shine, thickness and strength!

  1. Visit your barber regularly.

The best thing a man can do for his hair at any time of the year is to visit a barbershop regularly. That’s how he transforms into a handsome gentleman, that’s how he avoids unwanted hair and skin problems, that’s how he learns which hair care products are right for him and how to use them correctly.

Gentlemen, we dare to hope that you will find our advice useful! If you want to look your best in winter and don’t want to deal with the above-mentioned problems, drop by “Barboss” barbershop, located in Kyiv, at 47 B. Khmelnitsky Str. We will be glad to see you any day of the week from 10.00 to 21.00!

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