Winter Hair - The Most Practical, Pretty and Healthy Styles During the Colder Months
With Christmas gone it can sometimes be easy to forget that it’s still technically winter. In fact, January is usually one of the coldest months of the year and the wintry weather can often have a detrimental effect on your little girl’s hair. According to a feature in MedicineNet, top celebrity stylist Nick Chavez blames the harsh conditions of winter on the damage done to our hair and says that people often don’t take enough precautions to protect it.
Limiting their use of heat appliances, encouraging an intense conditioning regime on a weekly basis and NEVER EVER allowing them to leave the house with wet hair during winter will go some way to reducing your child's hair breakage and keeping their locks hydrated and looking luscious this year. But even the style she chooses to wear can sometimes benefit its general health and appearance during the colder months. Here are some styles that are quick, convenient and practical for winter – they may just help to win the battle against the elements too.
The topknot or messy bun has been one of the season’s hottest trends. There are no rules to achieving this low maintenance look – simply flip the head upside down and gather the hair together, twist and secure. Or if she likes her ‘messy’ look a little neater than use a bun doughnut for extra support.
The beauty of this style is that it can fit perfectly under a hood or hat while still keeping volume in the hair. Sometimes a hat can make loose hair appear hair flat and lifeless because the majority of the body’s heat escapes through the head. So containing within a hat has the same sort of effect on the hair as going into a sauna –wilting, limp and dull. A topknot will counteract this, particularly if it is backcombed or styled with volumising products before putting the hat on. Then if she wants to wear her hair down later on in the day she can simply shake the topknot out.
Because hair can often go static or frizzy in cold, dry air a low, side ponytail is the ideal way to keep it sleek and under control. Create a defined, straight parting (either middle or side) then use wax to small amount of wax to smooth the hair down. Gather the hair into a side pony tail at the nape of the neck and secure. To make this style even more striking then use an outer section of hair and wrap it around the hair band then secure with a hair pin. You can even help her to tousle, curl or straighten the ponytail depending on her desired look.
For girls who like to wear their hair poke straight winter can be a challenging season. No matter how long she spends with the straightening irons in a morning, any exposure to snow, fog, rain or general moisture in the air can cause the hair follicles to expand – reverting back to their original configuration and frizzing in the process. Sometimes it’s best to surrender and opt for a look that’s casual and wavy where the odd flick won’t look out of place. Wrap hair loosely around curling tongs or simply run some mousse through damp hair and scrunch/finger style. Long, wavy locks can look elegant under a baggy beanie whereas shorter curls can look chic and cute under a beret.
The braid is a timeless classic in the world of hairstyles. This super versatile look can be suitable for any occasion – from a regular school day to a glitzy prom. Not bad for a hairstyle that requires minimal styling and barely any time whatsoever. During winter, experts suggest that using heat styling appliances such as straighteners and curlers should be kept to a minimum. Even washing the hair in hot water isn’t recommended due to the dramatic change in temperatures that can dry hair out and lead to breakage – ultimately resulting in hair loss in men as well as women. The braid is a simple yet feminine look that requires barely any styling or preparation such as washing or blow drying. It can be worn high, tight and neat (think warrior princess style) or low, loose and casual. The possibilities are endless.
If all else fails then treat your little girl to some quirky accessories that can glam up even the most bothersome of barnets in the dull weather. A short pixie cut can be instantly transformed into retro, chic doo with a chunky headband, and a piece of hair jewellery in a side bun can create an illusion of grandeur. Bold, statement bows are bang on trend while a crystal hair comb or bejewelled bobby pins can make your little angel shine!
Thanks Eve! I loved these tips and ideas! Stay posted, I have another giveaway coming up soon! Keep warm!!