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It's winter. It's really cold. And I mean <i>cold</i>: -30 degree wind chills most days... and really dry (well, minus the inches of snow currently on the ground and falling at an ever-increasing rate). AND my hair is suffering. I have chin-length, straight, blonde hair (both natural), and it's usually pretty moisturized. But because of the weather, it's been really really dry lately, and nothing seems to help. I have awesome conditioner (Dove) which I love because it doesn't bug my skin, but it's not really doing anything to help. Any suggestions?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sheep.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sheep:"> <-- okay, that's a random smiley for you...
 

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Cold is a big hair bummer. But I know a couple of good tips on the subject. When you go outside try to make sure that your hair is covered. And NEVER go outside while your hair is wet. The last thing I say now is if your hair is breaking a lot use a little less shampoo
 

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<span>If you're not opposed to using non-vegan products, I wholeheartedly recommend Ion's hair reconstructing protein conditioners. It contains keratin and other nonvegan ingredients, but as far as I know, not tested on animals. You can find it at Sally Beauty Supply. The effects of one protein treatment lasts a week for me, so when my hair's fussy, I do weekly treatments. This time of year, I do it maybe once a month.<br><br><br><br>
Other solutions would be hot oil treatments that V05 and others make. Some are vegan, some aren't. Though it's important to make sure everything is shampooed out, because if not.. greasy hair.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
It's really important to leave conditioner in your hair for a few minutes before washing it out. Also, rinse in cold water, limit the amount of styling products, as well as using a leave-in conditioner.<br><br></span>
 

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Try only shampooing your scalp. I do that and I think it helps. Also try some kind of leave in treatment or a 5 min conditioner or mask.
 

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get in the shower, and after cleaning everything else up, including shampooing your hair... put in a small amount of conditioner and leave it in for as long as possable.<br><br><br><br>
Note: this is also good to do when going swimming in clorinated water etc., though you are probally far away from going swimming in that weather.
 

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I have heard that boiling the seed (pit? whatever the thing in the middle of the avocado is) and then somehow putting the water it was in on your hair does something to moisturize it. You might want to look that up as a cheaper, vegan solution.
 
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