Living in Florida we lucked out. Our winters aren’t near as harsh as the people who live up north. We don’t have to worry about shoveling snow or being snowed in, that’s for sure. But even though it may not be AS cold, our outside environment definitely changes. The air gets cooler, the humidity seems to disappear, and it’s just all around more enjoyable to be outside. But with that, the importance of hair care increases.
Here are the top 4 tips for maintaining that healthy, gorgeous hair when the weather gets colder.
- TRIM YOUR HAIR
Being sure to trim your hair year round is always important, but winter time especially. Colder weather brings drier air making the hair cuticle easier to lift making it harder to retain moisture and easier to split, which brings us to tip number 2.
- ADD DEEP CONDITIONING TREATMENTS IN SALON & AT HOME
If your hair is unable to retain moisture, it’s going to become dry and brittle. Adding deep conditioning treatments are a good way to reset and refresh your hair by adding the proper protein and hydration. But don’t just leave the conditioning treatments for in salon, Pureology just came out with TWO new SuperFood Hair Masks for home and the hydrate one would be perfect for this time of year.
- SECURE FLY AWAYS & SMOOTH OUT YOUR ENDS
During winter we like to bring out the boxes of hats, beanies, and scarves because let’s be real, us Floridians think 50 degrees is cold (HA!), and we’ll do whatever it takes to stay warm. Hats and scarves cause friction creating unwanted frizz so be sure to have a package of Redken’s Frizz Dismiss Fly-Away Fix on hand. Fly-Away Fix sheets eliminate static and fly aways, are portable so you can keep them in your purse for easy access. You’re also going to want use an oil to seal the cuticle to protect from further splitting and frizz. We love the Agave Healing Oil because it’s not heavy or greasy on the hair and gives you an extra shine boost.
- WASH YOUR HAIR LESS
This entire blog has been about keeping your hair moisturized to avoid further damage, so it’s only necessary that washing your hair less is in the top tips for winter haircare. Shampooing your hair too much causes you to strip the natural and needed oils your hair requires when it’s cold outside. Dry shampoo is going to be your absolute best friend. It’s going to help you skip a few hair washes and will soak up the excess oil. For all my brunette friends, Redken has a brown tinted dry shampoo in the Pillow Proof line that will avoid giving you the powdery white cast normal dry shampoos can cause.
With all that being said, stay warm, have happy hair, and a happy winter! 🙂
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