Florida has a naturally humid climate, and while it may feel less humid during the winter months, the moisture and salt in the air, as well as the sun beating down day after day, can have a huge effect on your gorgeous locks. Most Florida residents spend a lot of time outside, and the winter months are the best time to restore the health of your hair after weeks and months of spending time in the sun, sand, and salt. In today’s post, we will give you a few tips that will help you take care of your hair this winter so that it feels strong, healthy, and gorgeous.

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Air Dry Your Hair

After you shower and wash your hair, it may be a habit to reach for your hair dryer and straightener to style your hair, but you may want to rethink this practice. As most residents know, the humid Florida climate typically leads to frizzy, uncontrollable hair. Many women believe that drying and straightening their hair will help control some of the frizz, but that isn’t the case. Hair frizzes because it is absorbing the moisture in the air, and when you use a hair dryer, curling iron, or straightener on your hair, the heat dries your locks out even more. As a result, your hair becomes frizzy because it is desperate for moisture. Instead of using heat to combat your untamed locks, try letting your hair air dry to retain the moisture and use a soothing hair oil to control any unwanted frizz.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

No matter where you live, the best thing you can do for your hair is to hydrate and give it as much moisture as possible. Between the sun and the salt, your hair may see a lot of damage, especially if you like to spend most days hanging out at the beach. For this reason, hydration and moisture are the best things you can possibly do for your hair. Make sure you drink a lot of water throughout the day, because hydrating your body will also help to hydrate your scalp and hair. Additionally, make sure you use a high-quality conditioner to really lock in the moisture when you shower. You may even consider investing in a leave-in conditioner if your hair is prone to dryness.

Wet Your Hair Before Going to the Beach

Many Florida residents spend a lot of their time soaking up the rays at the beach. Then, when it gets too hot, you may decide to go in the water to cool off. If you’re a frequent beach-goer, you’ve probably become accustomed to the dry and coarse feeling of your hair after you go swimming in the ocean, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead of wading into the ocean with dry hair, quickly rinse your hair with fresh water before you go into the salt water. Similarly to how your hair absorbs moisture from the air, it also absorbs the saltwater or chlorine when you go swimming. As a result, you’re left with coarse, dry hair. When you rinse your hair with fresh water before you go into the ocean or the pool, your hair absorbs the fresh water and can’t absorb as much of the pool or saltwater.

Restore Your Hair This Winter

The winter months are a great time to give your hair a break from the sun, salt, and sand, and do everything you can to restore and strengthen your luscious locks. Keep these handy tricks in mind, and if you’re looking to give your hair a refreshing new style or color, the experts at Beach Barn Salon have you covered. We can give you even more tips for your hair care routine, as well as provide you with a variety of cut and color services. Browse our website to learn more and give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

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