The summer is coming to a close, and as one of the foremost dermatologist Garden City has in practice, Dr. Carol Huang knows that means a whole set of fall/winter skin issues are coming. One of the biggest issues that affect both men and women in the cold, winter months, is rough, damaged, winter hair. With sub-freezing temperatures, and gusting winds, and low humidity, the winter is a rough time even for a dermatologist Garden City area.
As the temperature lowers, your hair will tend to become dry and brittle, in some cases some will even fall out. However, here are Dr. Huang’s, dermatologist Garden City, favorite at-home tips for winter hair-care.
· Less Shampoo: In the winter, both men and women can benefit from only shampooing 2-3 times per week, as opposed to everyday. This allows your hair’s natural oils to remain on your hair and scalp, and gives hair follicles naturally occurring moisture to alleviate dryness.
· Deep Conditioning: 1-3 times per week massage a deep conditioner into your hair and scalp. After a few minutes, rinse it off with warm water. For severely dry hair, try using a leave-in deep conditioner or even a hair mask conditioner before bed, rinsing it the following morning. This gives your hair the nutrients and moisturizing agents it needs.
· Less heat: Limit your use of hair dryers or other heating devices. These tend to dry out your hair even more than the winter and will only speed-up the damage. If possible air-dry your hair.
· No chemicals: For both men and women, limit the use of chemical hair products, flatirons, or hair treatments, as your hair may not be strong enough to withstand the damage caused by them in the winter.
If you are in need of an experienced dermatologist Great Neck has in practice, contact Long Island Dermatology today and schedule your next appointment.