The holiday season has come and gone and that means it's officially winter. For us, the post-holiday season always leaves us in a bit of a funk. The lights and festive activities have long ended, and we are left with brittle winds and icy roads. The worst though, is our hair! Dry scalp, static, and brittle ends seems to be never ending. In a true Uplifted spirit, we refuse to let this post holiday weather and hair get us down. In our Winter Hair Series we are breaking down 3 hair hacks to help you through these next few months.
HAIR HACK #1: UNDERSTANDING DRY SCALP VS. DANDRUFF
All to often, dry scalp and dandruff are used in reference to the same scalp condition. Many people are shocked to learn they are actually two different conditions! Knowing the difference between the two is vital in order to get those flakes under control!
When we crack open our textbooks, we see that with dandruff, the cause is too much oil on the scalp. That excess oil causes skin cells to build up and then shed. This can be caused by stress, hormones, and age. The flakes are oily and can be white or yellow. In some cases, the dead skin cells may appear on different areas of your skin. Basically anywhere you have hair follicles dandruff may appear, such as your eyebrows or nose! Moms/Caregivers: Think cradle cap. Cradle cap and dandruff will present in the same way!
In dry scalp, your skin gets irritated and flakes off. Dry scalp can be triggered by cold, dry air, older age, and even products you are using on your scalp! Dry scalp is often times related to having dry skin. Anyone else get weird dry patches on their ears?! Dry scalp can be treated with the proper moisturizing treatments and products as well as making sure your daily water intake is where it needs to be!
HAIR HACK #2: STATIC HAIR NO MORE
Trust us when we say, there is nothing more annoying than static leaving hair gone array. Rest assured, you can still wear your favorite cute and cozy sweater! You'll just needs a few trusted products in your arsenal. Our 3 favorite products to control the static are a flexible hold hairspray, shine spray, and a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. You can use either the hairspray or the shine spray along with the shampoo/conditioner combo and wave those fuzzy little hairs goodbye! Be sure to tune into our live video, where we will break down the products we recommend and how to use them.
HAIR HACK #3: BRITTLE LOCKS BE GONE
This time of year, almost every single client we have will express to us at some point in their consultation how dry their hair is! We can thank that dry air for our dry hair, but don't worry! Treatment for this one is simple! Along with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, (getting tired of hearing us say that yet?) a deep conditioning treatment will drastically help your tresses. There are about a million different products and treatments on the market, but fear not, we will assist you in figuring out what type of treatment your hair needs and how often you should be scheduling to do so!
Don't forget the Winter Hair Series is designed to work in unison with our Live Facebook Videos. When you tune into our Live Videos, you will be receiving even more detailed information as well as the chance to get customized information on how to get a handle of your winter hair and master these hair hacks!
Wishing you a happy hair day,