What does a skin expert know about hair?
We asked Amy McMichael, M.D., chair of the Department of Dermatology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., how to treat your hair this winter. Why a dermatologist? Because both hair and skin are made of proteins and lipids (good fats), which help retain moisture.
But as the bitter winter air creeps in, even the most hair-blessed of us get flyaways and static. Being weathered with age (and, weather!) sheds lipids in the hair, leaving you with rougher, lifeless locks.