The hat situation
Flattened roots, crushed curls, a messy look... Even if a hat helps us keep our head dry and warm during winter, it’s not great for the hairstyle. What’s worse, its friction weakens the fiber. It is therefore important to choose the right hat.
Here are the two golden rules:
1) Pay attention to the material.
It must be natural and of good quality: wool and cashmere are the most common. However, for the hat to slip on without rubbing or catching the hair, it should be lined with silk or satin.
2) Make sure it is not tightly knit, otherwise it may alter the hair's breathability and blood microcirculation.
Once you take off the hat, a few brushes with your La Bonne Brosse, aka the best hair brush, will suffice to restore volume to your hair. As for hairstyles, braids and low ponytails work well with hats. If you prefer to wear your hair loose, shift your parting a few centimeters before putting on your hat. When you take it back off, your roots won’t be as flattened.
Winter sports: what about the helmet?
A week-long vacation in the mountains is a difficult time for hair. In addition to the cold, it is stuck all day under a helmet with the nuisances that we know all too well: friction, poor breathability, overproduction of sebum, etc.
Since it’s not feasible to ski without a helmet, we recommend that you tie long hair, but not too tightly. Brush your hair morning and evening, for at least two minutes. The longer you brush, the better the sebum will be distributed throughout your hair. It will be naturally hydrated and your roots will be cleaned. Wash your hair every other day with moisturizing formulas. Don't hesitate to tuck your hair under your collar or jacket to protect it from UV rays. Finally, to limit the accumulation of sebum in your helmet, spray a little dry shampoo in the evening. And the next day, before putting the helmet on, wipe the inside with a dry cloth.