Although the salons are set to (finally) reopen this spring following another national lockdown, April 12th still feels like a long way away – especially when it comes to treating tresses during a winter of DIY dyes and dreaded split ends. Fortunately, Panasonic Beauty is on hand to help with their top tips for caring for our hair at home
Dry hair care tips and home remedies
The combination of cold weather, mixed with blasting the heating at home and in the car, can seriously dry hair out and leave strands frizzy. Fortunately, there are some simple steps we can take while at home, to help take extra care of our hair.
Try swapping your shampoo for sulphate free products to avoid stripping hair of beneficial oils. pH balanced shampoos are also great for preventing moisture loss, taming frizz and reducing static.
Using hair masks or deep conditioners once or twice a week will also help to replenish moisture and keep hair feeling soft and sleek, and with us now spending more time indoors, it can also be a lovely way to relax and treat yourself to some at-home self-care.
Wet hair is more vulnerable to damage than dry hair, so making sure you’ve invested in a hair dryer that isn’t going to damage hair further is a brilliant way to take care of locks.
The Panasonic EH-NA98 Nanoe™ and Double Mineral Advanced Hair Dryer has been designed to combat dry hair through using atomised water molecules to infuse moisture into the hair, so is a great option for those looking to reduce hair damage.
You can also swap your pillows and hair ties for those made of silk, to avoid any further snags and breakages.
How often should you wash your hair?
The answer to how often you should wash your hair, depends completely on your hair type and personal preference.
There’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to hair washing, and while some people with hair that tends to get greasy quickly may need to wash daily, others will be able to go once a week in between shampoos.
Why does my hair feel dryer in colder weather?
There are many factors that can cause dry hair! From chemically treating hair (this includes box dyes, bleach, colour, Brazilian straightening treatments – you name it!), to using harsh shampoos that strip your hair.
Exposure to UV rays can also really dry your hair out, but the cold winter weather can also be really harsh on strands, especially when blasting out heating to try and warm up indoors. It’s also no secret that hot tools can be detrimental to hair health, so investing in quality tools that hydrate while drying and styling is also crucial in caring for the integrity of hair.
The Panasonic EH-NA98 Nanoe™ and Double Mineral Advanced Hair Dryer is a great option as it helps hydrate hair while reducing damage over time.
Tips provided by Panasonic Beauty.