Winter is full of tricky beauty problems. How to combat the drying effects of the weather on your complexion, for example. How to tweak your foundation to match your slightly paler skin tone, now that the sun's gone into hibernation. Or how about keeping your lips free from chapping and cracking in the bitter chill?
Yes, as much as it really is the most wonderful time of the year, winter is also quite possibly the season with the most beautyВ challenges to face. One issue we can check off the list, however, is how to air-dry our hair quickly, despite the lack of a warm summer breeze. Yes, it works even in the depths of December!
On that note, if you're worried about catching a cold after stepping out of the door with damp hair, there's no need. We caught up with a doctor to finally sort the fact from the fiction on this age-old beauty myth.Imaxtree
So first things first: Is it all just a beauty myth? An old wives' tale? According to Adam Simon, MD, chief medical officer at Push Doctor (a rather handy digital GP service), the short answer is yes.
вЂњYou can't catch a cold from leaving the house with wet hair-let's put that one to bed once and for all,вЂќ he tells us.
So why do so many people believe it might be true? вЂњSome studies have suggested that a lower body temperature could trigger a cold virus that's already in your body,вЂќ Simon notes. вЂњBut the only way you can actually 'catch' a cold is by being infected with a virus.вЂќ
Just to be on the safe side, we also inquired about the ways in which we are most likely to catch a bug this winter, since air-drying our hair to our heart's content is now on the safe list.
вЂњThe common cold is passed on by coming into contact with the virus, either in the air or by touching an infected surface, such as a door handle, cutlery or keyboard,вЂќ Simon says.В вЂњPerson-to-person contact, such as shaking hands or kissing, can also help the virus spread.вЂќ
So there you have it, straight from a medical professional. Air-drying your locks to save time and fend off the frizzВ is far less risky than a smooch under the mistletoe!Goody Quick Style Paddle Brush $10ShopLiving Proof Frizz Free Nourishing Styling Cream $38ShopOuai Hair Oil $28Shop