While walking to and fro on the Manhattan city streets in the winter usually involves the covering of our luscious locks with a hat or scarf, let’s not forget- we will eventually end up back inside where we have to look cutting-edge stylish all year long. Winter is not the easier season in which to maintain hair.
Given the atmosphere’s drying, cold temperatures, hair can sometimes look drab and brittle, even if we’ve shelled out hundreds of dollars for top-dollar hair care products. Our locks may look good before we leave that house, then Old Man Winter’s wispy winds can’t tangled up in our strands and there is no going back.
We can’t wear a hat all day and night long, so we must come up with some solutions to get us - and our hair - through the winter month seasons! Let’s take a look at a few options!
Go Ahead - Make that Cut
Now is as good of time as any to take the plunge and get that short hair cut you’ve always dreamed of having. There are so many benefits of having short hair, with the main being manageability - a God-send in the harsh winter environment.
Styling, combing and washing and wearing has never been so easy than with a short hairstyle. Many of the stars are going for it, and receiving rave reviews. The best news is that getting that cut now will allow plenty of time for a re-growth period before spring and summer, as facts say that hair grows at a rate of a half-inch a month.
Branding the Braid:
Let’s face it - braids are just down-right gorgeous. True, they are most reserved for formal occasions, adorned with fancy flowers and accessories, but wearing a braid during the winter season can be healthier for hair as well as controlling your strands in winter, snow and rain a lot more easier. Braids can simple, or elegantly sculpted - with or without accessories. There are several types of braids you can experiment with included French braid, English braid, Dutch braid, Swiss braid, Rope braid, and the Multi-strand braid.
If you are new to the braid world, visit your local hairstylist. A simple style like braiding at a salon should be fairly inexpensive, and make sure to tell your stylist that you would like step-by-step instructions so you can mimic her creation upon returning home. She might even be willing to show you several different styles you can spot. Record her instruction on your phone - this will give quick reference for when you try it yourself. If there is no time to visit the salon, log onto YouTube and receive instruction via online video.
Professionals recommend - for added security - to apply leave-in conditioner before winding hair into a braid. Not only is this nourishing for strands, but it also helps secure fly-away during winter conditions outside. Fight winter with all your might this season - don’t let him win the bad hair day war! And if you'd rather get away, you can always try for a Fast Property Sale and move away.