Cheap and easy ways to save your hair from the cold weatherBy Cara Dudgeon
We all know that the cold weather makes everything that little bit more difficult: getting — more like forcing — yourself out of bed in the morning; getting changed; going to the gym. Hair care doesn’t have to be one of those tough tasks. It also doesn’t have to be expensive either! With these cheaper alternatives that can be done at home, you can sit smug knowing that your hair will be thanking you for the extra TLC whilst in the comfort of your pjs.
Coconut oil — although the crazy phenomenon may be getting slightly annoying with everybody raving about it, there is a reason why it is so talked about. Not only is it great for your hair, but it can also be used as a body moisturiser and for cooking! The best way to use it for your hair is to melt a small amount in the microwave (making sure you don’t overheat it or burn yourself) and use it as a conditioner. Be careful though, too much will make your hair look greasy instead of luscious; so use it sparingly!
Leave your normal conditioner on just that little bit longer to ensure that it’s thoroughly penetrating the hair follicles. You can do this by either putting your hair in a shower cap or a plastic bag and watching your favourite TV show on Netflix, or even use that time to shave! Two birds, one stone and everything.
Skip the blow dry. The extra heat may sound amazing but your hair will be paying the price. Even if it’s just once a week, leave your hair to dry naturally and embrace the natural texture. If you really don’t like your texture, you can always plait your hair when it’s damp for beach-style waves.
If your budget can’t justify coconut oil, other fridge essentials may be able to save your hair. Avocado and mayonnaise, respectively, (trust us here) are well known to deep condition hair. Use mayonnaise as a conditioning mask by leaving on wet hair for twenty minutes (again use the shower cap or plastic bag technique) and wash out. For avocado, add some olive oil and mix until a creamy consistency. Apply to your hair, again, leave for twenty minutes and then wash out with shampoo.
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