During the colder winter months, many individuals see it as an opportunity to get a winter blowout
or straighten their hair since the low humidity levels mean these styles last longer.
However, it's important to be mindful of the potential risks associated with excessive heat styling, especially during the winter months when the air is already dry. The intense heat from flat irons or curling wands can strip your hair of its natural moisture and oils, making it more susceptible to dryness and brittleness. Brittle hair is less resilient and more prone to breakage, which can lead to split ends and uneven hair texture. In addition, high heat can also weaken the protein structure of your hair, causing it to lose elasticity. Hair with reduced elasticity is more likely to snap or break when subjected to tension or stress, such as combing, brushing, or even everyday movements.
This winter, consider embracing your natural hair, whether through transitioning or by reducing the frequency of heat styling. For those hesitant to make the big chop, gradually extend the time between straightening or perming your hair. One effective approach is to alternate between straight and curly styles, progressively moving towards embracing your natural, healthy hair on a permanent basis.