To keep your head nice and cosy this winter, don’t hesitate to pull on a beanie
, hat or even a Russian hat. These accessories are both stylish and useful; who could go without them for the long winter months? They are not, however, always the best thing for your hair. Here are our tips for keeping your hairstyle under control when you’re out and about.
The extremities are the parts which suffer the most from the cold. Head, feet and hands often need extra protection in winter. “But your hats, beanies or Russian hats don’t always do your hair much good. Hair often gets greasy around the roots or becomes static and fly-away. This is because your scalp is stuck under your hat and can’t breathe, or because the hat’s material promotes static electricity build-up.”
Don’t throw away your hats just yet though! There are a few things you can do to get you and your hair through these chilly months without too many complaints. Firstly, avoid hats made from synthetic materials, which will turn your head into a static storm. If your hair is susceptible to being unruly once you pull your hat off no matter what material your hat is, here’s a trick for taming those static strands
. “To keep those rebellious hairs in line, apply a small amount of serum to your hair or apply some hairspray
onto a comb and then comb through your hair. That should keep them lying low!”
If you find your hair lifeless
and dull after wearing a hat, here’s how to give a boost. We recommend blow-drying your hair upside-down, for maximum volume at the roots. Every time you take your hat off, “turn your head upside-down and, using the tips of your fingers, fluff out your hair at the roots. You could also try lightly back-combing your hair at the roots too.”
Finally, here is some advice for those of you who suffer from greasy roots. This is the area where your hat (or beanie) covers your head and prevents your scalp from breathing. “This season, go for shampoo for greasy roots and dry ends
. But don’t only wash your hair with specialised products. Use them in alternation with gentler shampoos.” Our Tip:
To prevent these little problems from arising, it all starts with the way your wear your hat. Avoid pulling it tight over your head at all costs. Firstly, this isn’t great from a style point of view, but also it stops your scalp from getting enough oxygen which can cause greasy or lifeless hair.