These SOS hair care tips will protect your hair during the winter
1. February, 2024
When winter arrives, it brings cold temperatures, dry air and harsh winds that can damage your hair, making it dull and dry. The constant changes in temperature (going from outdoors to indoors and vice versa) and wearing hats can result in static hair, making your everyday hair care routine quite uncomfortable and troublesome. In this blog article, we’ll cover some important tips to keep your hair healthy and vibrant during the chilly winter months!
Protect your hair with the right headwear
During the winter months, it’s important to cover your hair to protect it from moisture-robbing dry air, snow, wind and rain. Hats should be worn as soon as the temperature drops below zero! It’s important to opt for a hat (not a headband) to ensure that your hair is protected from the cold air. When buying a hat, it is recommended to choose a hat with a silk or satin lining, as these materials are the most hair-friendly. To eliminate static electricity, you can also buy a special hair sprays.
Keep your hair moisturized from the inside
Did you know that hair contains about 25% water? So, make sure you drink enough water even during winter. Drink pure, unflavored water at least 1-1.5 liters per day between meals. This way you keep your hair moisturized from root to tip. Additionally, consuming water-rich fruits and vegetables can contribute to better hair hydration.
Omega-3 fatty acids for shiny hair!
Omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in maintaining beautiful and moisturized hair. These essential fats nourish hair follicles, promote hair growth and add natural shine to hair. Include Omega-3-rich foods in your diet, such as fatty fish (salmon, trout), flaxseeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and walnuts to give your hair the nutrition it needs. There are very good sources of Omega-3 fatty acids available in Be More e-shop: chia seeds and peeled hemp seeds. We recommend adding them to smoothies, for example. Then several useful goals are fulfilled at the same time – with a smoothie you can fulfill the need to:
- drink liquid (prefer water)
- consume nutritious and useful fruits, berries and vegetables
- add Omega-3 fatty acid to your menu, which, in addition to the aforementioned beneficial factors, also has an anti-inflammatory effect.
Protein is necessary to keep hair strong
Protein is the building block of hair, and maintaining adequate protein intake is crucial for strong, healthy hair. Include sources of protein in your meals, such as chicken, eggs, legumes and, for example, fermented milk products. These protein-rich foods help strengthen hair, preventing breakage which is common problem during winter time.
One important protein in our body is collagen, the production of which in the body decreases with age, and this can cause hair to become brittle, and is also reflected in the appearance and health of the skin. It is possible to influence the body’s ability to produce collagen to some extent with proper nutrition, but a more effective option is to choose a collagen supplement that suits you. Be More collagen products are one of the most unique in Nordic countries, because in addition to the high concentration of collagen, they are also the tastiest collagen products available! Marine collagen mixture MARINE COLLAGEN Strawberry’n’Blackcurrant is one of the best-composed collagen mixtures available in Estonia, and in addition to its wonderful taste, it is also visibly beneficial for hair, skin, and joints. For those who prefer other flavor variations, the Be More product range also includes, for example, the mango- and lemon-flavored Marine Collagen Mango’n’Lemon or the bovine collagen mixtures COLLAGEN EDITION Raspberry’n’Cherry and COLLAGEN EDITION Buckthorn’n’Lemon (very high collagen concentration!). For coffee drinkers, we recommend the Coffee Collagen with Carob & Cacao, which has a delicious cacao flavor.
Vitamins and minerals for hair
Vitamins A and E are important for maintaining hair moisture and preventing a dry, itchy scalp. Carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach and kale are excellent sources of vitamin A, while vitamin E can be found in nuts, seeds and leafy vegetables. Adding these foods to your menu can help fight the dryness.
Among minerals, zinc, B group vitamins and copper are important for hair. The best sources of zinc are liver, meat, seeds, nuts, cheese, bread, legumes, seafood, whole grains, and eggs. The best sources of copper are liver, cocoa powder, meat, legumes, whole grains, seeds, nuts, buckwheat, bread, salmon, avocado, beets and seafood. There is a Be Beautiful superfood powder available in Be More e-shop, a superfood mix specially formulated for hair, skin and nails. It is a high source of B vitamins, iron, copper and zinc. We recommend adding 1 tablespoon of Be Beautiful superfood mix to your smoothies, porridges, or yogurts daily.
Taking care of your hair in the cold winter time is just as important as it is in the summer months when your hair needs protection from excessive heat. Care must always consist of external care products (the right shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, protective spray, etc.) as well as proper nutrition, because we are only as healthy and beautiful as our menu is correct!