The winter has harsh effects on the hair and scalp. The frigid cold temperature, constantly changing in cold to warm environments, and static from all of the extra layers we pile on attacks the hair. The consistent interaction between your hair and the rough winds even take a toll. All of these factors can lead to damage, discomfort, and distress.
Cold Temperatures and Brisk Air
In the winter season, exposure to the cold weather dehydrates the hair and your scalp will become itchy and dry. The cold dry air and wind actually can cause lifting of the cuticle layer on the hair and when changing from different environments can remove any moisture and hydration the hair has. People also go wrong when trying to keep warm by blasting the heat and it can dry your hair out. This is where the use of hats and other pieces of clothing we wear during the winter come into discussion
Static and Humidity
When static hair occurs, the hair gains an extra set of electrons due to friction or a change in humidity. This is commonly seen when wearing hats or scarves.the articles of clothing are swapping electric charges, leaving your hair in a frizzy state. Although the humidity can help sometimes and remove the electric charge, in some cases, if the hair lacks moisture and humidity, your hair strands will begin to repel each other. The hair is now overly full of electrons and that negative charge makes them repulse off of one another.