Winter can be harsh…on you AND your hair! While the cold can cause your hair to crack like icicles or frizz up like mad, this winter hair care survival guide can lead you back to that smooth and sleek mane of your dreams all season long.
Pull Your Hair Back
Ever feel like scarves and heavy coats tangle the hairs at the nape of your neck? Keep the mane tame with sleek buns or quick side braids that get your hair out of the way. Updos also protect from harsh, drying winds and chills that can strip hair of moisture. Bonus: this also gives those strands a nice break from heat tools!
This is important all year round but crucial in the colder months! Moisture prevents damage and brittleness. Let your regular conditioner sit longer or try applying a deep conditioning treatment once a week. Spritz your hair with a bit of leave-in conditioner after your shower, especially if you plan to go outside. If you need an on-the-go boost, try applying a little coconut oil, argan oil, or shea butter to your ends. A diet rich in vitamin A promotes natural sebum production, supplying hair with natural moisture. Try cooking up some seasonal favorites like pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and carrots.
Keep It Cool
Who doesn’t love a hot shower especially in winter? As good as that steam is for your hair, save the scald for your skin. When it comes time to wash and condition your hair, turn the temperature down as cool as you can bear it! Heat strips hair of moisture, even under water. Cooler temperatures seal the cuticle, lock in shine and moisture, and combat frizz. Worth it!
Split Ends? Gimme a Break!
Unfortunately cold weather can lead to more breakage. Keep hair far away from its breaking point with regular trims. Avoid going outside with wet hair where it can freeze and crack right off! Don’t skip heat protectant. Between wind, rain, and humidity, you just might find yourself using heat more often or more intensely. A protein-rich diet helps keep those strands strong and healthy. Try hearty stews, greens, and eggs.
Save it for summer sessions on the trampoline. Keep hair up, hydrated, and avoid touching it when you can. Stash dryer sheets in your purse to run through strands anytime of day! Buy a serum to spray on whenever you need the help or even a far-away spritz of static guard will do exactly what it sounds like!
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No matter your hair concern, we’d love to help! From frizz to humidity, let us treat you to a solution and prepped for winter! Make an appointment at our student salon training area* now!
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