Winter is here! Have you noticed that your hair is looking a bit dry recently? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! As the seasons change, so can your hair. The chilly temperatures, cold winds and hot air from indoor heating can leave your hair dry, frizzy and even damaged.
To help prevent these winter hair woes, read on below for our top 5 haircare tips to keep your hair looking at its best during these cold months.
1) Commit to using a hair mask once a week
Hair masks can make a world of a difference to dry and frizzy hair, and that’s why they are really important to add to your haircare regime over winter. A hair mask goes beyond a regular conditioner, by deeply conditioning the hair from the inside out. We recommend using a hydrating mask once a week to replenish lost moisture that heaters and cold winds can zap from hair. Look for a hair mask that contains moisturizing ingredients like the Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask. This hair mask contains antioxidant-rich argan oil that helps to prevent dryness and combat frizz, for soft and smooth hair. Another ingredient to look out for is shea butter which helps to moisturize and soften hair. You can find organic shea butter in the Pure Sacred Mask. Key tip: Use a wide tooth comb to help evenly distribute the product through the mid-lengths to ends of your hair.
2) Stay hydrated
Here’s a fun fact - water makes up nearly 25% of the weight of a single strand of hair. Your scalp needs hydration to maintain healthy and strong hair. Drinking enough water will help to moisturize your scalp and help prevent split ends, which is ideal when you might be dealing with dry and brittle hair during winter.
3) Try a nourishing hair oil
Using a hair oil can provide many benefits to your hair no matter the season. However, during the cold winter months when hair can become particularly dry and dull, a hair oil can be a powerful tool. The nourishment, hydration and radiance that hair oils can offer make adding one to your winter haircare routine a no-brainer. We recommend applying a hair oil on the mid-lengths to ends of your hair regularly, or wherever your hair most needs it. These are the best hair oils that we recommend for dry, frizzy and dull hair. Our best-selling hair oil Wella SP LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir is amazing for smoothing, shine and nourishment. The Kerastase Elixir Ultime Original Hair Oil adds intense radiance to hair while reducing frizz and split ends for shiny, smooth and healthy hair.
4) Reduce heat styling
If you’re like us at the Haircare Market, we love a good styling session! However, using hot styling tools can be damaging to your hair over time. During winter when hair is already prone to damage from harsh weather conditions, try reducing your heat styling use. For those times that you do use hot styling tools, remember to protect your hair! Using a heat protection provides a protective barrier for your hair, locking in moisture and smoothing the cuticle.
5) Deeply condition your hairYou may have noticed the trend of this blog. Moisture. Introducing... leave-in conditioners! If you’re unfamiliar with leave-in conditioners, they are deeply nourishing products that don’t need to be rinsed off. Leave-in conditioners are great for dull, damaged or frizzy hair by providing moisture and smoothing the hair. We recommend Kevin Murphy’s Untangled Leave-In Conditioner which helps to restore and retain moisture in the hair. Another leave-in conditioner to try is the Matrix Biolage Hydrasource Daily Leave-In Tonic, which instantly renews shine and moisturizes hair.