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Keeping Your Hair Healthy This Winter: Tips for Men

As the weather gets colder, you might already be able to feel a difference in your hair. Everything from the drying effects of the cool air and internal heating, to the omnipresence of hats is working against your hair at this time of year. You may even find that you start to develop a little dandruff, which is hardly ideal for year-end-party and family photo season.

The good news is that there are simple things you can do to keep your hair happy all winter long. Working with your friendly neighborhood barbershop (that’s us), you’ll always look your best – even at the coldest time of the year – with expert men’s hair care in central New York.

Why the Cold Is Bad for Your Hair

Enemy number one at this time of year is dryness. When your scalp and hair get too dry, it leads to hair breakage, hair loss, flaking, itchiness, and frizz. None of those are fun at parties, so it’s up to you to make a pre-emptive strike and get ahead of the curve with your hair care routine. If you feel like there’s more hair in the shower drain at this time of year, then it’s definitely time to shake things up. Hair product build-up also happens, which can make it look unwashed and greasy.

Another, lesser foe is the hat – or any head covering, really. This is the time of year when we want to stop heat escaping and keep our ears warm, but whether it’s a hood, beanie, or cap, there are some dangers to be aware of. “Hat hair” and static frizz are the least of your worries. While wearing something on your head can help protect your hair, it can also cause breakage. If you can, pick a hat lined with silk or satin rather than wool or cotton so it’ll be gentler on your flowing locks.

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With Hair Team Six barber-approved tools in your arsenal, you can tackle winter hair (and beard) with confidence. The first top tip is to get your hair trimmed regularly. Split ends cause your hair to lose even more moisture, and – surprise, surprise – winter is splitting prime time.

No matter your style, making your trips to the barber a little closer together is the best way to keep your hair looking its best. Your barber can also keep an eye on your hair’s condition and advise on any other interventions that might be needed.

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Taking Care of Your Hair

It’s time for a few switch-ups with expert advice on men’s hair care routines in New York (and everywhere). Don’t shower with boiling hot water, as that opens your hair cuticles and leaves them vulnerable to damage. Ending your shower with twenty seconds of cold water will be enough to seal the cuticles so they’re ready to face the cold (and you’ll definitely be awake after that).

On that note, try not to leave the house with wet hair. Wet hair can freeze, and that’s just asking for breakages. The good news is that you won’t need to wash your hair as often during the winter. Maintaining your hair’s natural oils helps your hair and scalp stay moisturized. If you wash your hair every day, try skipping every second day. Try to push it as long as you can. You can use a dry shampoo in between washes to keep your hair looking good if you need to.

Finally, a leave-in winter conditioner or hair oil could be your hair hero. Choose something lightweight so it won’t weigh your hair down while it moisturizes the area. If you have no idea where to start in the hair aisle, never fear! Your barber is on hand to advise you on the products that work best for your hair type and help you find the ones that work best for you.

Consistency Is Key

Even when it isn’t below 40°, taking care of your hair is essential. Keeping your hair in check year-round will make it that much easier to keep it happy and healthy in the winter months. This is so basic it comes all the way down to your diet. Ensuring you get enough vitamins and minerals and stay well hydrated will protect your hair from the inside. Proteins like collagen and keratin are essential for happy hair and aren’t that difficult to add to your diet. Speak to your barber about whether a supplement might be right for you.

Your hair will thank you for not using heat-based styling tools on a regular basis. Not only can these burn the hair if not used properly, but they also dry it out and weaken it over time. Always use a protective product and, if you can, keep your tools on the lowest heat setting possible. The less you do to your hair, the happier it will be. If you want to experiment with a new color or a perm, it’s definitely best left in the hands of a professional. No man is left behind with Premium Barbershop’s precise cuts and other expert men’s hair care services.

Your Finest Look Yet in No Time

Everyone’s schedule gets busier when winter arrives, trying to fit in time with family and friends, as well as work functions and preparations for the holidays. When the weather gets particularly frightful, it can drop a snowbank on all your carefully laid plans, too. The good news is that Premium Barbershop is open seven days a week, and we accept walk-ins, so you can pop in whenever it suits you!

Our top-tier barbers don’t waste time, so you’ll be washed, cut, shaved, and styled in just enough time to catch your breath and refocus for the rest of your day. We have several convenient locations in Midtown Manhattan, so you can fit us into your busy calendar with ease. Ensure that you always look and feel fresh this holiday season! At this classic barber shop, it’s men’s hair care made easy, with every cut.