When looking into taking care of your hair you should focus on checking for early signs of damage and dryness. When you look at your hair is it very dry, dull, frizzy or your scalp seems to be acting weird? You have damaged hair and if you’re habitual user of dry shampoo or use your drier on the regular, hair damage is one of those things you won’t be able to avoid. This doesn’t include treatments and coloring which can cause even more damage. Simple things like a hot shower, hats and over brushing can lead to damaged hair and scalp.
You should look into trimming and cutting your hair. The colder weather of the winter will severely damage and dry your hair. Drier hair leads to split ends and this leads to frays and brittle and rough looking hair. You can easily check for damaged hair but closely examining your hair with the help of a mirror and good lighting. Look for hair that obviously has split into two strands, has noticeable diffusions and bumps along the hair shaft (Try bunching the hair if you can’t find any or are not sure) , spotting or white dots on the ends of your hair, or single or bunched strand knots. If you see some of this type of damage you can easily trim them yourself, however it may be more difficult to blend or style if you have shorter hair or don’t have a way to easily cut the hair on the back of your head. You can trim just end ends off which would take a long time or get your hair styled where more than a quarter inch is removed. The options for trims are up to you but keep in mind for split ends from the cold.
Take a look at your shampoos and conditioners. Have you been using oils or moisturizing shampoos to battle the cold over the winter? If so you should look at into getting something that can be used to help keep hair fresh, moisturized, clean and good looking. Some of your shampoos and conditioners may have been great for winter the warmer and more humid weather will provide a challenge. Trying any of the NewHair Biofactors line will work wonders to help clear your scalp of sebum and provide a lasting shine to your hair.
Another thing you can look at is washing your hair. Successive washing strips your scalp of its characteristic oils, which thus stops moisture and ends up making the hair feel brittle, dry or even oily. This ends up making you feel the need to wash it considerably more. Attempt simply washing in the shower following a day at the shoreline or pool, and check whether that disposes of some additional oil. Now if you worked up a sweat, it was a very humid day, or you got stuck in a downpour I would suggest washing to keep your scalp clean to help with itching or other contaminates which may irritate your hair and scalp.
Humidity is a killer on your hair. Straight locks can go into an electric fuzz when it feels like you stepped into a cotton batten that's been soaked in water the temperature of your shower. Simple ways to fight this is to keep away from the sun keep your hair up or if the humidity is really bad possibly stay inside. You can keep styling spray or other anti frizz, anti-humidity products on you incase you plan for a whole day outside and you need a quick fix.
Prepare for rainy weather. Pack an umbrella or something to cover your head as you travel. A quick jaunt from a car or buy to the inside might be what undoes your morning or evening styling. There won’t always be an umbrella or even a newspaper available for you to protect from the rain. So be prepared!
One last object you can use to protect your hair would be hair accessories. If you are having trouble styling your hair add something to it. For ladies maybe a decorative flower band, your own sunglasses or a clip. Guys have it easier as styles now include buns and baseball caps. If you need to spend time in the sun look for uv protection sprays for both your sink and hair.