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By Sherrie Strausfogel

winter hair repair Give your hair a little extra TLC this winter to keep it soft and healthy.


ealthy hair is thick, bouncy, and shiny. It feels soft and flexible, and is easy to style. Here are some tips to keep your hair looking its best this winter.

Tip No. 1: Don’t overdo it For starters, avoid over-shampooing, over-processing, and over-styling. If your hair feels dry or coarse, a weekly shampoo may be all you need. If you have finer, oilier hair, you will likely need to wash it more often.

Tip No. 2: Care about color

with leave-in conditioners designed to minimize heat damage.

Tip No. 4: Focus on keratin Hair is made of keratin, a type of protein. Eating protein provides your body with the amino acids it needs to produce stronger hair. Omega-3 rich proteins such as salmon and omegaenriched eggs help strengthen hair. And now you also supplement with keratin, in powder or capsule form.

Tip No. 5: Check your iron

If you color your hair, be vigilant about conditioning—weekly deep-conditioning treatments help coat strands and fill in any damaged spots in hairs’ cuticles. And daily conditioning helps keep your hair smooth and shiny.

Low levels of iron can lead to anemia, one of the most common causes of thinning hair in otherwise healthy women. Red meat, dark meat poultry, clams, cocoa, molasses, pumpkin and sesame seeds, lentils, and cooked spinach are all good sources of iron.

Tip No. 3: Let it air dry

Tip No. 6: Take Biotin

Heat can dry out your hair, weaken cuticles, and make hair prone to breakage, so try ditching the styling tools a few days each week and letting your hair dry naturally. If you absolutely can’t live without your hair dryer or curling iron, turn the heat down to the lowest setting and protect your hair

Biotin can also be helpful for treating thinning hair. You may need as much as 10,000 mcg daily to see results.

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Tip No. 7: Boost Zinc Finally, zinc is essential for keratin production, and low levels of zinc can

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100% Pure Smooth + Manageable Jojoba Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Perfect for frizzed, frustrated, blown-out, color-treated, and overworked hair, this sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner is the ideal hair strengthening product for men and women.


An overall treatment for hair, skin, and scalp, pure jojoba oil can help prevent flakiness, moisturize without leaving an oily residue, and effectively cleanse clogged pores.

lead to finer, sparser, weaker hair. In addition to a daily multi, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, cashews, dark chocolate, and oysters are all good sources of zinc.

What Your Hair

Says About Your Skin

Have dry skin? Poor calcium metabolism could be to blame. According to British nutritionist Patrick Holford, author of The Low GI Diet Cookbook, “If you are not processing calcium well, it will get dumped in certain tissues, including the skin. And calcium is a drying mineral (think chalk), so excess in the skin will dry it out.” Holford recommends getting a hair analysis test that can assess your mineral status.


Tea Tree Shampoo & Conditioner Wake up your senses with a naturally refreshing and invigorating burst of tea tree and peppermint. Not only does this shampoo and conditioner pairing really wake you up in the shower, but it leaves hair soft, shiny, manageable, and thoroughly clean.


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