Now that the nights are drawing in and the colder weather is approaching, it's worth spending a little more time thinking about you're going to protect your hair from the impact of central heating. Dry, warm environments inside and icy cold temperatures outside can leave your tresses looking dull and frizzy with a real lack of moisture at the ends.
If you want to challenge split ends head on (no pun intended) take a look at Holland & Barrett beauty expert Lucy Pottinger's top tips on how to tackle winter hair horrors the natural way...
Moisturise with Miaflora: Loved by A-list celebrities worldwide and most recently cited as a staple in Khloe Kardashians make-up bag, Miaflora Argan Oil (£12.99 for 59ml) is great for combating split ends and providing a moisture boost. During the winter there is less humidity, which can leave your hair and scalp feeling drier than usual. Add a few drops of a nourishing product such as Argan Oil to your palms and run through dry or damp hair. Khloe admitted, "I'm a huge fan of coconut oil, avocado oil and argan oil from Morocco. I use them on my hair and skin."
Smooth static with Manuka Honey: Unsightly static is a common problem for many people during the winter so Lucy advises us to "consider products that are free from harsh chemicals and won't strip your hair of moisture". Suitable for daily usage, Dr Organic Manuka Honey Shampoo (£5.39 for 250ml) paired with Dr Organic Manuka Honey Conditioner (£5.39 for 250ml), is great for hydrating your hair thanks to its moisture retaining capacity.
Calm and care with Coconut Oil: Another Kardashian sister who is a fan of natural oils is Kourtney, using coconut oil to make her own monthly hair masks by mixing it with "avocado, olive oil, mayonnaise and castor oil". The multi-use oil is perfect for providing plenty of hydration to brittle hair and split ends which can leave hair dull, lifeless and hard to style. Perfectly Pure Coconut Oil (£14.99 for 453g) is great for using as an intensive conditioning treatment. Once warmed slightly, it can be combed through hair and left in overnight. Moisturising dry hair and adding shine and softness, it is ideal to beat the winter weather.
Stock up on Hair Food: As we turn to comfort food during the colder months it's important to make sure you're still getting all the essential hair hero nutrients. Lucy told us, "Diet is very important for hair growth; without sufficient iron, B vitamins, zinc and protein, hair growth may be considered less than ideal." Try Holland & Barrett Hair Food (£10.69 for 100 capsules), containing a combination of Vitamin B, Iron, Zinc and other minerals, it helps to contribute to the maintenance of healthy locks.
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Motivate your metabolism with Sea Kelp: - Lucy told us, "It is well known that thyroid imbalances can contribute to hair loss. Helping to support the normal function of thyroid hormones, Iodine is important for your diet. Sea Kelp is a good natural source of Iodine which can be taken through dietary supplements and can also be found in dairy products, shellfish and grains". Take Good N Natural Sea Kelp Tablets (£5.99 for 250 capsules) 1 – 3 times a day as needed during the winter weather.
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