It’s officially turtleneck and jacket season with the days getting cooler and your hair getting dull, dry & frizzy… that is unless you’re prepared! Your winter hair care routine is just as important as your winter skincare. If you think that your hair condition stays the same all year round, think again!
We have put together some of our stylist tips on how to keep your hair and scalp nourished and hydrated throughout the winter months.
Stop Over Washing
First tip, avoid frequent hair washing! Obviously if your hair needs a wash, it needs a wash. However if you can prolong the time between washes you will be surprised at how much better your scalp will feel. Frequently washing your hair with Shampoo strips the hair of natural oils which will result in further dryness and irritation. For a rule of thumb, try not to shampoo your hair more than twice per week and always use a sulphate-free product when you can to help maintain a natural moisture balance.
Never Skip Your Conditioner
Naturally our next tip will be all about conditioning! Our biggest piece of advice here is to never skip your conditioner… In fact, if you can leave your conditioner on for an extra couple of minutes, focusing particularly on the ends, it will do wonders for preventing dryness & split ends. Alternatively,
Hot Showers Are Not The Answer
We know there is nothing better than jumping into a nice hot shower after being out in the cold, however, hot water could be the reason for your irritated scalp! Hot water can actually dry your skin and scalp which can lead to flaking and dandruff. Always wash your hair in lukewarm water and (if you can stand it) blast your ends with cold water to help seal the cuticle.
Heatless Frizz Treatments
You would never light a fire near dry grass, so try not to use hot tools on already dry hair! As tempting as it can be to tame flyaways and frizz with your straightener, this winter we encourage you to embrace your natural locks. Instead, use an oil based treatment or serum to keep your hair hydrated and frizz free!
The dry and cold air this time of year can cause lots of breakage and split ends. Even the friction from beanies, hats, scarves out additional stress on your hair. The best way to prevent this and keep your hair looking and feeling healthy is to get your hair trimmed every 4 - 8 weeks!