5 Myths About Winter Hair Care in Columbus, Ohio

By Leslie Sheets


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In a world of social media fact-checking and websites devoted to debunking falsehoods, we think there should be the same type of resources available for hair care advice. Kenneth's Hair Salons and Day Spas are uniquely qualified to create that, too! But instead of spending countless hours on website programming, we've opted to continue helping our customers feel beautiful and have decided to state the facts right here.

Winter hair care is a hotly-contested topic, with lots of myths put into the world by some glossy magazines without real input from reputable hair care experts. It's time to clear up the misconceptions about winter hair care!

Myth 1: Hair breakage happens more in the winter than other seasons.

The only reason hair is prone to breakage at all is because you aren't caring for it correctly (or you have an underlying medical condition that your doctor is addressing). Winter air can make your hair feel more dry, but it isn't responsible for breakage. In fact, we'd argue that the activities people tend to do in the summer lead to hair breakage more than cold temperatures (swimming in chlorinated pools, exposure to harmful UV rays…) - but it isn't strictly because of the season itself! If your hair is breaking in the winter, it's time to use protective, nourishing, and moisturizing hair products to take care of your hair.

For tips on caring for the hair on your head, talk to your stylist at Kenneth's. They can help you choose the right hair care products or dry hair treatments, and offer hair care tips for protecting your hair while sleeping or styling.

Myth 2: You should wash your hair less often in the winter to prevent it from drying out.

If you're washing your hair with the right moisturizing hair products , it shouldn't be dry, so washing it less often isn't going to do much for you, except potentially leave you with greasy, lank hair.

What you should be doing is protecting your hair from hygral fatigue, which is damage caused by the swelling and contracting of the hair while washing. The products you use should hydrate your hair, not strip it of moisture.

And, if you're regularly using hair styling products, you should absolutely wash them out of your hair with regularity, to prevent build-up that dulls hair and actually leads to breakage.

Myth 3: Styling products are the only way to manage hair in the winter.

Sorry! Your flat-iron isn't going to save you! While it may deliver you from frizzy-looking hair in the short-term, it's actually damaging to your hair by breaking down keratin. Similarly, certain topical hair products (those not formulated to be salon-quality) can worsen the issues you see with your hair.

During the winter and while working from home, give you hair a break from stressful styling and opt for more simplified looks. Use a deep moisturizing conditioner to help tame frizz, and try Elixir 11 , our leave-in treatment that's like giving your hair a vitamin supplement.

Myth 4: Oily hair is healthier hair.

During the summer, your scalp is likely more oily than in winter. But if you still have the same level of scalp oils in the summer as you do in winter, you might have a problem with producing excess oil. It's worthwhile to visit a medical provider to have this addressed if the hair products your stylist recommends aren't helping.

The reverse is true, too. If you're experiencing dry, flaky scalp in the winter, and your moisturizing hair products aren't helping, it might be time to pay your doctor a visit. Even the best salon-quality hair products and dry hair treatments can't fix a medical issue.

However, if you're having one of these issues, but haven't tried hair products fortified with vitamins and minerals, ask your hair stylist in Columbus what hair care products you should use.

Myth 5: Static electricity only affects dry hair.

There's nothing quite like waking up, getting out of bed, and looking at yourself in the mirror to assess how much hair styling you'll need, only to see that static electricity appears to have taken over your tresses. Shocking!

Some people will tell you that static electricity like this only affects dry hair. This simply isn't true! While dry hair is more prone to theeffects of static, even moisturized hair will fall victim, too. Dry, winter air creates an ideal environment for creating static electricity.

To prevent static-y hair, you can apply your regular styling products, which “stick down” your hair to combat the problem. But if you don't want to use styling products every day, you can add moisture to your air with a home humidifier. For your hair specifically, a nourishing spray or oil can help tame it.

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