Dry, brittle hair during the colder weather months of the year is inevitable for many people. Running a heater to combat the cold zaps moisture out of the atmosphere and your hair. If you want to avoid walking around with permanent frizz during winter, there are some things you should do to treat your weather-affected hair.

Winter hair needs extra care. In fact, you’ll want to set aside some extra time to give it some much needed TLC when it gets cold out. There are many ways to make your hair look better during winter and to keep it from getting even more damaged.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Shampoo your hair less often. Deep condition your hair regularly. Let it air dry. Skip the curling irons and flat irons.

  • Shampoo your hair less often. You’ll want to wash it every other day or every third day. It prevents you from stripping the natural oils from your hair which leads to it being dry and brittle. If you notice your hair is looking a little greasy, use some dry shampoo that your brush through your strands and go.
  • Deep condition your hair regularly. Winter hair needs moisture. That’s why it’s important for you to deep condition or use a mask at least once a week. You can use natural ingredients such as coconut oil or olive oil if you’d like or buy a commercial conditioner. It’s your choice as you know what works best for your hair.
  • Let it air dry. Skip the blow dryer and give your hair time to dry naturally. Air drying your hair preserves the moisture you just put in it by shampooing and conditioning it. If you want to help it dry faster, use a soft cotton t-shirt to dry your hair opposed to a thick towel.
  • Skip the curling irons and flat irons. Like hair dryers, heated hair appliances dry hair out causing it to break off easily. If you want to keep your locks looking luscious throughout the winter, go for a natural look versus curling or straightening your hair. There are plenty of ways to style your hair without using hair appliances.

Your hair doesn’t have to look like it has a mind of its own by being unruly and unkempt. You can get rid of the frizz for good by following the advice listed above. That way, when it’s time to go out and do something special, you don’t have to hide your head under a hat.