How to Maintain Healthy Hair This Winter

The cold winter weather is just around the corner. As you start snuggling up in your favorite flannel, preparing the hot chocolate, and getting ready for all the cold weather festivities you have planned: Don't forget about your hair. 

All the extra humidity and changes in the weather can leave your hair feeling dry, brittle, and damaged. If you don't take the time to readjust your hair care routine, it could negatively impact your confidence levels and ruin the integrity of your hair. 

Don't panic. We’re here to walk you through a few ways you can maintain the beauty of your hair and combat the changes in the weather. 

Let’s take a closer look:

Say Goodbye to Your Blow Dryer

It's time to retire your blow dryer for the season. Your go-to blow dryer may be your saving grace when you're short on time, but it can also draw out too much moisture from your lovely locks. This can amplify your issues and lead to a world of breakage during the colder months. Instead, you'll want to take a heat-free approach and let your hair air dry when you can.

Switch to Heatless Styles 

Instead of using your curling iron or straightener, consider switching to heatless styles. Explore twists, braids, buns, and even a fun heatless curl technique. If you rely on too many heat-styling tools throughout winter, your hair may break and feel more brittle than before.

Wear a Hat

Did you know that your go-to winter weather is more than a cute accessory for keeping you warm? A hat can protect your hair from all of the different environmental factors. Whether it’s raining, snowing, or hailing: your beanie or go-to baseball cap will help lock in moisture and keep your hair looking its best.

Don’t Leave Your House With Wet Hair

Chances are, when you were growing up, your parents told you once or twice never to leave the house with wet hair. While they probably told you that to avoid a cold, we're here to let you know that it can also negatively impact the integrity of your locks. 

When your hair is wet, it’s weaker and more prone to damage. When the weather is cold, this can cause your hair to freeze and even break. Before taking on the day, consider air drying before taking a step outside. If you're in a crunch for time, consider readjusting your wash days or switching to a dry shampoo when you can. 

Use a Pony Pick

If you're planning to switch to heatless styles during winter, you'll want to have The Pony Pick by your side. This easy-to-use tool helps remove elastics from your hair without causing extra damage or breakage. If you aren't careful with elastics, you could tug your hair in all the wrong ways, causing more harm than good. The Pony Pick will make all those fun hairstyles you've been dying to try out easy to achieve and give you the confidence you need to remove the elastics.

Deep Condition Your Locks 

A deep conditioner or mask is there to help you get that extra hydration boost your hair craves when it's cold outside. By incorporating a nourishing formula into your routine, you can maintain your hair's natural beauty and keep it looking its best throughout winter. Consider using a deep conditioner or a mask once or twice a week. Keep an eye out for hydrating ingredients like argan oil, aloe vera, honey, or jojoba oil. For extra hydration, incorporate a leave-in conditioner treatment on the other days. 

Try Out an Oil Treatment 

If you already have dry, brittle hair, you'll need all the protection you can get before winter arrives. Oil treatments can be a beneficial product to add to your hair care routine to help lock in moisture and keep your hair hydrated. These treatments are lightweight formulas that revitalize your hair and keep you looking your best. For the best results, use an oil treatment twice a week and look for natural ingredients like coconut, argan, jojoba, or almond oil. 

Maintain Healthy Hair With The Pony Pick

If you feel like you’ve exhausted all of your hair care options and you're looking to try something new: You’ve come to the right place.

The Pony Pick is your hair's new best friend. It’s easy to use and will help you maintain the integrity of your hair throughout the winter months. With this tool by your side, you never need to worry about pulling or tugging away at the delicate strands when you remove an elastic. 

Ready to experience the Pony Pick difference? Start shopping today!