Thought your skin was having the worst of it during the colder months? Well, maybe you haven’t been paying attention to your hair. Dry air and low temperature: two very formidable enemies of healthy hair. They can cause dryness, itchiness, and flakiness in addition to making your hair more brittle and prone to falling. That is exactly why it is so crucial to have an effective hair care routine during winter. And even if you don’t have a set routine, following a few simple care tips can help you ensure the health of your hair during this season. Here are some of them:

1. Be careful with hot water
The temperature is slowly dipping below freezing and you want nothing more than to soak yourself in a tub of hot water. However, if you love your hair or even your skin for that matter, it is best to avoid a hot water bath. The hot water will do nothing but dry out and dehydrate your skin and scalp, and that is something you wouldn’t want, would you?

2. Keep shampooing to a minimum
Excessive washing will strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry and weak. To avoid that, do not wash your hair every day. A maximum of two or three times a week should be enough to keep it clean. Use a mild shampoo for best results.

3. Keep your hair and scalp hydrated
Deep conditioning and oiling are crucial during the winter months to ensure that your hair and scalp are hydrated. This will prevent dandruff and hair fall. If you live in a place where the season is especially brutal, a leave-in conditioner can be a godsend.

4. Get a regular trim
It doesn’t matter if you have long, short or curly hair, the dry winter air can make the ends brittle, causing them to break and split. The easiest way to keep your hair in good condition is to schedule a regular trim at your favorite men’s hair salon in NYC.

5. Eat a healthy and balanced diet
When you eat healthy food, it keeps your hair and scalp healthy. A diet that is high in vitamins can work wonders. Also, remember to drink plenty of water. Even a little extra care for your hair will go a long way.

Get your winter hair care fix at one of the best men’s hair salons in NYC: Salon West. Get in touch with us to book an appointment today!