Help! My Hair Is Impossible (Thanks, Winter)
Girls' Life magazine|February/March 2022
"Save your strands, even when it’s sub-zero."
By Erin Reimel

As soon as the temps dip below 50, it’s like your hair goes completely insane. It’s not as soft or as shiny, you’ve got a million split ends and don’t even think about air-drying—your coif will just end up a frizzy mess. Winter hair is the worst and, as it turns out, there’s actually a scientific reason for it.

“When it gets cold, there is less humidity. So the dry, chilly air sucks the hydration from your hair, which makes it feel less manageable,” says celeb hairstylist Ona Diaz-Santin. Yep, you can legit blame your strand sitch on the weather, but good hair days *can* still happen before spring. Here’s what the experts have to say…

THE ISSUE

FRIZZ & STATIC

WHY IT'S HAPPENING: Just like those dry ends, lack of moisture is the main reason behind frizz and static. “When the air is less humid, our hair gains extra electrons, which cause your strands to repel from one another,” explains hairstylist and trichologist Shab Reslan. Add in the friction you get from wearing scarves and hats, and it’s basically the perfect recipe for freakish flyaways.

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