Winter is coming, and for part of the country, it’s already here! With winter weather comes dry skin and hair – plus all the challenges that come with it – not something your teen wants to deal with. Encouraging your teen to slather lotion on their skin daily is the first line...
Winter is coming, and for part of the country, it’s already here! With winter weather comes dry skin and hair – plus all the challenges that come with it – not something your teen wants to deal with. Encouraging your teen to slather lotion on their skin daily is the first line of defense to satisfy dehydrated skin. What about dry hair? Is hair breakage during the cold weather months inevitable for your teenager? Fortunately there are ways to prevent dry hair woes like hair breakage throughout the cold weather months no matter your teen’s hair type. Here’s what you need to know:
How Does Cold Weather Affect Your Teen’s Hair?
For most regions of the country, winter weather is significantly less humid meaning the air outside is much dryer than warm weather months. Pair this with the dry warm indoor heat and you have a recipe for hair disaster. If your teen’s hair looks dry, it probably is! Going from indoors to out frequently does not help; this puts stress on hair strands leading to dryness, frizz, and breakage. Plus, dry cold air tends to cause the cuticle of the hair strand to lift slightly making it nearly impossible for the hair strands to hold in much moisture. Help your kids, teens and tweens keep hair moisturized throughout the winter with some simple tweaks to their hair care routine.
5 Winter Hair Care Tips
When it comes to natural hair in the winter, swapping out your usual shampoo for a moisturizing shampoo will do wonders for dryness and breakage. Moisturizing shampoo works to lock in natural oils and nourish your hair to keep your scalp retaining moisture keeping your hair healthy and strong.
2. Get regular trims
Since split ends are going to happen for your teen, taking time to have their hair trimmed regularly will help keep your teens’ hair looking healthy. During the winter months, you may need to take your teenager to have their hair trimmed every 4-6 weeks to remove dead ends and keep dry hair and breakage at bay.
3. Protect hair from heat damage
Using heat based tools and being out in the sun regardless of the season is still damaging to your teen’s hair. Taking precautions to protect their hair from heat damage is as simple encouraging your teen to as spray on a heat-protecting spray before they use any heat styling tools including hair dryers, straighteners, and curling wants. Another idea is to give your hair a break from heat-based hair tools by letting their hair dry naturally or creating curls and waves by braiding their hair while wet.
4. Prevent static
Does your teen have static problems? A simple solution is to take dryer/fabric softener sheets and rub them gently from the roots to the ends of the hair. Give it a try – promise, it works! If the problem persists, Fairy Tales Hair Care offers a great collection called Tangle Tamer, which includes a static free detangling spray for kids to help get rid of those flyaways.
5. Don’t leave home with wet hair
Hair is most vulnerable when it’s wet. Leaving the house with wet hair in cold weather winter months could cause the hair to freeze and break. In this case, blow drying is better for your teen’s hair than it is to head outside with wet locks.
Stop split ends before they become a problem! TBH Kids’s Kids Shampoo and Kids Conditioner helps clean away excessive oils without stripping your hair of its natural oils. Containing quinoa, jojoba, and vitamins b & e, your hair will be moisturized and nourished to promote hair growth.