Enjoy the season without sacrificing style
Want to snowboard, ski, and play in the snow—without ruining your hair? Read on.
While adventuring in the winter wonderland, it can be easy to forget what a price our hair can pay. Never fear—natural hair care is here! These winter hair care tips will keep you looking stylish.
In the cooler months, the wind, frigid air, and UV rays reflected off snow outdoors team up with heating and static electricity indoors. The result? Dry, brittle, and damaged hair. Well, natural hair care is here to save the (adventurous and wintry) day.
Gentle cleansing is key. Rather than stripping hair’s precious oils, choose shampoo suitable for dry hair. Ingredients to look for include proteins and vitamins to help restore hair’s health.
Generally, men have oilier scalps than women. This can sometimes lead to greasy hair, so many men prefer using a shampoo formulated for those with oily hair. Look for powerful natural ingredients such as tea tree and mint.
Never skip the conditioner—especially in the winter! Restore moisture and shine with conditioners that use nourishing ingredients, such as nut and fruit oils.
Guys can benefit from conditioner as well. Just make sure to choose one that’s light, so your hair won’t be weighed down. While men with very short hair may only need to condition every once in a while, those with longer hair should condition every time they shampoo.
Many women put their tresses through a punishing routine of heat styling—from blowing it dry to using curling or straightening irons. It’s important to use a heat-protective styling product beforehand. Generally, the less heat touching hair, the better. That means hairdryers are better than curling or straightening irons, and air drying is the best of all. Ask your stylist what haircut works best for your natural texture, allowing you to air dry all the time.
Far from frivolous, styling completes the look and can play a key part in your identity. Not sure where to start? Consider these tips.
Rethink your hair part. Generally, parting hair in the middle can make a face look rounder, while parting on one side can emphasize jawline and cheekbones.
Use styling products. Don’t think that products are just for women! There are plenty of natural hair care products on the market formulated to add texture and shine to men’s short hair, while keeping hairstyles in place.
Be bold. Longer hairstyles, including ponytails, “man buns,” and even braids are as popular as ever, so don’t be afraid to grow out your hair and go for it!
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Healthier options can be found at natural health retailers.
Grooming that Movember moustache and beard is a fine art. Here are a few tips.
Remember, the most important thing is to support the cause, so make sure to donate. ca.movember.com/donate
Keep your beard smooth and touchable with this natural, DIY beard oil, courtesy of Erin Jornitz of East Avery Handmades.
Don’t care for DIY? Natural beard oils are also available already blended for purchase.