Natayle Henry for Second City Style Magazine
As a general rule, when the weather changes we typically run to stock up on new moisturizers, body lotions and cleansers in an effort to combat the effects of the changing weather on our skin — but what about our hair? Like your skin, the change in weather can be damaging to hair leaving it susceptible to breakage. Also contributing to the damage of your hair are the day-to-day stresses inflicted upon hair like blow drying and heat styling. Fortunately, there are a few tricks of the trade that can aid in eliminating the trauma weather changes and frequent styling impose on our hair.
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Professional hair stylist and owner of Atria Hair Studio in Atlanta, GA, Stephanie Bates, offers sound advice for protecting hair and getting the most out of your style.
“It’s imperative to drink a minimum of eight glasses of water a day. I know it seems minuscule, however, your scalp needs this to aid in the production of natural oils.”
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“Everyone is different. So no one product can be everything to everybody. It’s a matter of trial and error. I recommend you keep your receipts.”
Nix The Hot Showers.
“Try not to take extremely long and hot showers. The moisture will surely undo a great style or blow dry. If this is something you can’t budge on, I recommend wearing a shower cap that keeps the humidity out.”
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