winter hair facts

Hair Facts: 50 Winter Hair Facts Including Hair Care and Hair Colors

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Do you want to know facts about winter hair so you know how to care for it and reduce damage properly? Well, we have them all here for you. If you are curious about how to take care of your hair during winter, as well as the best hair colors for the winter season, we have interesting facts below.

Winter Hair Characteristics

1. Extreme winter conditions can create as much hair damage as during the summer months.

2. Cold weather dries out hair and skin.

3. There is as much sun exposure on the ski slopes as on the beach. Hair must always be protected from UVA and UVB sun rays by wearing a winter hat.

4. Hair tends to become dryer and more brittle during the winter due to the extreme use of hot styling tools and indoor heaters exposure.

5. People should change their hair care routine for nourishing and deep conditioning products to prevent winter hair damage.

6. Avoid styling products with alcohol during the winter because alcohol is drying to the hair.

7. Alcohol-based products make the hair strands look and feel dry and brittle.

8. Hair care professionals recommend active ingredients such as fatty acids and humectants to reduce winter hair damage.

9. Soy protein and panthenol are deeply nourishing and perfect for protecting the hair from extreme winter weather conditions.

10. Natural or textured hair and thick Asian hair require deep conditioning during the winter—deep treatments to leave on for about a half-hour, once or twice a week.

11. Natural hair and Asian hair types hold oil at the roots, which is why the rest of the hair can seem very dry.

12. Natural hair and Asian hair types should not apply conditioning products to the area closest to the scalp but 2 inches away from it.

13. Fine, thin hair with flyaways should use light conditioning or leave-in spray in the winter and avoid rich and moisturizing products not to weigh down the fine hair strands.

14. Silicone-based dry oil products are highly recommended to moisturize thin hair in the winter.

15. Natural oils such as coconut, safflower, and olive oil are good natural hair care choices for winter hair.

16. Natural oils should be applied to the hair as follows: Apply a few drops of the oil in the palm of your hand, and rub until it glistens. Run your fingers through your hair, starting at the ends and working upwards.

17. Heat oil therapy is also recommended for severe dry winter hair.

18. Heat pure coconut oil or any other natural oil and apply it to the scalp and hair twice a week. Dip a towel in hot oil and wrap the hot towel on the oiled-covered hair squeezing out the water. Keep it for 5 minutes.

19. Hair treatments with keratin are necessary for winter because keratin smooths down the cells that overlap to form your hair strands.

Winter Hair Colors 

20. Dark hair colors tend to be the preferred choice for the season.

21. Winter’s standard natural hair color is black to bluish-black, eggplant, mahogany, or dark to medium brown.

22. Rich tones of the winter season naturally radiate warmth.

23. The top winter hair color choices for women in the United States in 2022 are black (1.0), dark brown (3.0), dark ash brown (4.1), brown (5.0), ash brown (5.1), mahogany brown (5.5), light brown (6.0), and ash light brown (6.1).

24. The top social media classic hair colors for winter 2022 are chestnut, auburn, chocolate brown, and caramel blonde.
25. The top social media trending hair colors for winter 2022 are ginger, ash blonde, espresso, or gray.
26. Blonde and light hair colors that require bleach or a developer are associated with spring and summer.
27. Dark-based highlights are the best option for people who want a lighter hair color for winter.
28. Natural hair color-amplifying techniques are the colorist recommendation for winter.
29. Ombre hair color technique is out of style for winter 2022.
30. For winter 2022, hair colors with ashy-toned shades and flat colors are on the way out this season.
31. Warm red hair color is one of those classic shades that never go out of style during the winter season.

How to Prevent Hair Static in Winter 

32. Static electricity is a powerful force.

33. Static electricity can do a lot of damage to the hair.

34. Softening products are the solution against winter hair static.

35. Rubbing a fabric softening dryer sheet on the hair will eliminate static immediately.

36. Brushing hair with a natural boar bristle hairbrush with a wooden handle can also reduce hair static.

37. Substituting a styling gel for styling hair cream effectively during winter reduces hair static and frizz.

38. Styling creams add moisture to the hair to give it better elasticity, so it’s less likely to break, as usually happens in winter.

39. Reduce heat styling.

40. Use a towel to gently blot about 20% of the moisture content out of the hair before using heat, and stop as soon as the hair is dry.

41. Keep your dry winter hair hydrated with a serum or oil to combat static hair.

Winter Hair Unique Facts

42. Does Hair Grow Faster in Winter? No, hair doesn’t grow faster in winter. The seasons have nothing to do with the genetics of hair growth.

43. Split ends also occur in winter when the hair becomes dry.

44. A dry scalp can lead to flakiness and increase dandruff-like flakes, which are quite frequent in winter.

45. It is recommended to wash the hair with lukewarm water and not very hot water in winter to avoid a dry scalp.

46. People tend to sit in the sun in winter, which also dries out their hair. To prevent dryness is recommended to cover the hair with a hat.

47. Seasonal hair loss is expected in the summer and fall, but during the winter, hair sheds faster.

48. On average, people lose between 50 to 100 strands of hair daily.

49. Some research suggests that women may experience slightly higher rates during colder months such as October, November, and December.

50. During winter, use an indoor humidifier to help rehydrate the dry air from indoor heaters and keep your locks looking lustrous.


Sources: onlymyhealth, WebMD, SkinKraft, Schwarzkopf, HUM, wecolour, HAIR, byrdie, bustle.

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