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Ultimate Guide for Winter Hair Care

Just like during summer, our hair can get super damaged during winter months as well. For many people, hair care is an absolute enigma. Some don’t even know which products to use for which purposes and end up having their hair totally ruined. Knowing all that, who in the world could catch up with all that face routines, clothing trends, and hair routines? Not to mention, they change every season. After reading this article, you will hopefully understand that taking care of your hair is a piece of cake. 

Olive oil
Different hair types require different oils, but olive oil is one that deserves to be experimented with. Its long tradition and countless positive effects on hair are well-known. It has vitamins A and E, so it makes your hair much more elastic and damage resistant (which is crucial for cold months). Also it is great for dry and frizzy hair as it makes it softer. 
You can use it as a pre-wash treatment by rubbing two spoons of olive oil on your hair and leaving it on there for at least half an hour, and then wash your hair with shampoo like you usually do. You can even put it on before going to sleep and keep it during the night. 
On the other hand, you can use it instead of a leave-in conditioner by putting a really small amount of it on the ends of your hair. This will give them softness and extra protection.
DIY olive oil hair masks
Finding a hair mask recipe that will suit your hair can be really exhausting. This is why I picked two universal ones that are great for winter months.

Egg yolk mask
This mask is perfect for fixing damaged and dry hair. All you need is two spoons of olive oil and an egg yolk. Stir it with a fork to make the mixture homogeneous. Now, in order to make it easier for you to apply it, split your hair on at least 2 sections (just like when you’re ironing it). Keep it on for at least half an hour.
If you want to hydrate your hair as well, add some double boiled honey to olive oil instead of egg yolk.
Olive and coconut oil mask
This mask is perfect for pre-wash treatment. The ratio should be 50-50, and all you need to do is put this mixture on your head and leave it for at least an hour.
Now, if you don’t want to deal with kitchen ingredients, there are lots of commercial products with olive oil as well.
Since during winter our hair gets extra dry, it needs all the moisture it can get. This is why it is important that you never forget conditioning (at least once a week). After you rinse out the shampoo, apply conditioner from mid-length all the way to the ends, which are of course, the most damaged parts of any hair. Leave it for a few minutes and then rinse it with cooler water to really seal the mixture nicely. 
Dry your hair the right way
Not just during winter, but during the whole year, you need to take it easy with drying. Never ever rub your wet hair with a towel, but squeeze it gently with it instead. Also, make sure that your blow dryer is on the cool setting and if you are in a hurry and need hot air, keep it at least 15 cm away from your head.

Trimming your hair regularly is one of the best ways to keep it healthy, especially during winter months. Make sure that you trim it every six to eight weeks to get rid of dry and split ends. If you want to keep your length, trim at least half an inch every month; and if you’re actively growing it, then you can cut half an inch every other month.
Also, consider trying out some cool updos this winter. Not only will you protect your hair from dry air and rough weather, you will also look incredibly stylish and festive.
Cover up!
If you hate coldness, so does your hair; if you need warm clothes, so does your hair. Use a nice silk scarf or a wool beanie to cover your hair and protect it from the elements.
That would be it. Use this tips and incorporate them into your hair care routine, and you will instantly see changes and forget all about winter troubles. Happy New Year!
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Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She feels she knows a thing or two about raising happy, healthy and confident kids, and offers helpful advice in hers articles. She’s passionate about fashion, home d├ęcor and healthy living. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.” Find her on Facebook