Winter can be the most difficult time for wavy, curly or coiled hair, with the elements of cruel winds, rain and snow your hair needs to be prepared! So let’s get ready for the cold by taking a little extra care of our locks.
Tips for Winter (Curly hair)
- Moisturize your hair with conditioner (not leave in, do rinse well!)
- Don’t use really hot water, warm is better
- Don’t overdo the shampooing either
- Good quality shampoo can be diluted when you use it (not in the bottle)
- So no over doing the shampoo but do over do the conditioner
- Some hair types will benefit from regular hot oil treats as well
- Avoid harsh chemical treatments if possible (for highlights go for tint as opposed to bleach)
- Hats are great for keeping you warm and protecting your hair
- Air dry you hair whenever possible
- Use the cool, slow setting on your hairdryer
Tips for summer hair (curly hair)
- Hot and humid may equal dry, drab, frizzy and brittle if you have curly hair.
- So here are some great tips for avoiding the frizz of summer;
- Avoid partings! Use a sunscreen product on your scalp and hair to avoid the damaging UV rays
- Use lots and lots of moisturizing shampoos, conditioners and leave in conditioners
- If you are swimming use an SPF oil product to protect your hair from chlorine or salt water and the sunlight
- Use a gel to help you style tighter curls
- Heavy layers work well for curly hair in the summer (curls should naturally nestle together)
Other hair types tips for summer
For fine hair, long layers look good adding movement and volume and great for the summer
For thick straight hair, it is a good idea to thin out the layers for more movement
So there we have a few tips for winter and summer and hardly a hairdryer in sight, so what about the best hairdryer for your hair type.
For frizzy/flyway/heat damaged/keratin treated/naturally curly hair
- Ceramic and titanium will help by generating infrared heat
- To dry the hair from inside out, protecting against heat damage
- And creates a smooth, shiny look without frizz
- Look for a high wattage
- All hair types benefit from multiple speed settings
- Think about lightweight for very regular blow drying
For dry damaged hair/frizzy hair/coarse thick hair
- Ionic generates negative ions to smooth hair and lock in moisture
- Less drying time
- Look for tourmaline for truly ionic technology
For fine hair
- Look for good adjustable temperature
- Also bear in mind that tourmaline ionic hairdryers can flatten your hair, but this is not a problem if you want a sleek straight look, not so good for volume, you may need another gadget for that.
For traveling hair
Get a travel size hairdryer
- Small and compact but still can be powerful
- If drying your hair is essential on the go
For jet-setting hair
Look for dual voltage without worrying about converters
All hair types
Should be looking for adjustable heat settings, especially important for fine hair to keep it healthy and free from damage
For very regular use look for a lightweight model which is more ergonomic as it will be small and compact, creating less strain on your hands for styling
So there we have it, different hairdryer types for different types of hair, including fine, damaged, frizzy, curly, thick, traveling and even jet-setting hair!
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