In Case You Missed It: Dr. Dorin's Winter Weather Haircare Advice

February 3, 2014 — by Robert True
Tags: Hair Care Winter Winter Weather Hair Loss Shampoo

With falling temperatures and the snow piling up, it's important to take care of your hair during the winter weather.

Dr. Robert Dorin recently gave advice on how you to take care of your hair during the winter for The Epoch Times.

Here are just a few tips as seen in The Epoch Times: 

-Use an ammonium-free or a sodium laurel sulfate-free shampoo, as other types of shampoo overstrip the natural oils of your scalp and hair.

-Minimize your washing frequency to two to three times per week if you already have damaged, dry hair.

-Always wash your hair in warm (not hot) water and do a cool-water rinse. The cool water will cause the keratin-filled cells of the cuticle to clamp down and lay flat, rendering your hair shinier and ensuring its natural integrity to protect the cortex [structure] of the hair shaft.

-Do not vigorously towel dry your hair, rubbing it back and forth, as this lifts up the [outer] cuticle layer of the hair, making the hair rough and dull. Rather use a super absorbent microfiber towel and gently blot your hair to absorb as much water as possible.

-Always use a deep moisturizing conditioner after every shampooing, leaving it on for at least three to five minutes, rinsing in cool, not hot, water.

-Try to minimize the use or time of exposure of heat styling tools such as blow dryers, curling irons, and flat irons, as these can reach temperatures of 125 to 175 degrees Fahrenheit. This can cause the water in the cortex of your hair shaft to expand and pop through, lifting up the cuticle layer, causing weak points at these locations, and leaving your hair in a vulnerable state known as Bubble hair.

For the full article, click here.