Winter is a shocking season for your hair. After you’ve been basking in the sun all summer and your locks tried to adjust to the heat, now it’s time for another difficult adjustment — winter. Hair breakage, loss of volume, and lack of shine are the usual suspects in the cold season. To help you keep your hair healthy during this time, here are three simple, DIY hair mists to try at home!
Why Give Hair Mists a Try?
If you have a healthy haircare routine, hair mists can only strengthen the effects of what you’re already doing. But if don’t have a routine in place, your hair can suffer even more damage come wintertime. Cold season is bad news for untreated strands — this includes thinning, dullness, and breakage. With strong winds, dry air, and low temperatures, it’s crucial to restore the protein and moisture of your hair.
That’s where DIY hair mists come into play. They require simple ingredients you can get from any drugstore and pour into a spray bottle. It’s easy, affordable, and very effective if you use them consistently.
Sea Salt, Sandalwood, and Water for Volume
If you’re suffering from lifeless, limp hair, you’re not alone. Winter can only worsen that problem. To combat this issue, use a combination of sandalwood oil, sea salt, and water. Pour that into a spray bottle and use it on your scalp. The sandalwood will increase the production of hormones that stimulate hair growth, and the salt water will lift your roots. The best part? This is one of the most aromatic hair mists ever!
- 15 drops of sandalwood essential oil
- ½ tablespoon of sea salt
- ½ cup of water
Aloe Vera to Boost Shine
Aloe vera is probably the most important ingredient you need to have in your beauty cabinet. This powerful plant’s incredible antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties make it the perfect head-to-toe beauty solution. If you’re struggling with dull hair, aloe can help big time. It will hydrate your hair, thus restoring the moisture in your dry strands. The saponins in aloe will also help to seal the cuticles, so your hair gets that nice extra sheen.
- ½ cup aloe vera gel
- ½ cup water
Almond Oil to Nix Breakage
There’s hardly a person out there who doesn’t suffer from split ends. Applying hair mists regularly can really help with that problem, especially if the mist contains almond oil. Due to its high concentration of vitamins E and B-7, almond oil fortifies hair at the root, thus preventing shedding and breakage. Not only that, but its oleic and linoleic acids provide deep moisturizing to the hair.
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup almond oil