Baby, it's cold outside!
Unfortunately there is no avoiding the harsh effects that come with the Winter chills; dry, unmanageable hair being at the top of the list. The dry air and cold temperatures strip the moisture from our hair, resulting in brittle strands prone to breakage and a dry, irritated scalp.
But never fear, we have you covered with the TOP TIPS to help you fight the Winter blues and enjoy a season of good hair days!
1. BRUSH IT, BRUSH IT REAL GOOD
This is not an old wives tale ladies! Hair brushing is essential in achieving strong, healthy tresses. Your brush acts as a natural conditioning agent by distributing natural oils (known as sebum) evenly throughout the hair. The secret you ask? It's all in the brush! Brushes retain moisture; giving lack-lustre hair improved shine and enhanced manageability. Yes please!
2. OIL INFUSED SHAMPOO
Ensure the shampoo you are using is not only salon quality and boasts intense nourishing properties but one that is also infused with a natural oil, such as coconut or argan oil. As this will help keep your hair from drying out.
The Ecococo hair range is enriched with a distinctive blend of Natural and Certified Organic ingredients including nature's top hair and beauty ingredient, 100% Certified Organic Coconut Oil. Your hair will look, feel and smell amazing!
3. CONDITION EVERY TIME
Conditioning is the secret to perfectly cleansed hair. Applying a deep conditioning product after every wash will assist with closing the hair shaft in preparation for the styling phase. Remember to rinse out your conditioner well to avoid unwanted product build-up and oiliness.
4. A REGULAR HAIR TREATMENT IS YOUR HAIR'S BEST TONIC
Keep your hair nourished through regular moisture treatments at home. The Stefan Ultimate Treatment is your go-to hair saviours. This easy 3-step treatment is full of essential nutrients found in the finest... strong and shiny hair in Winter is as easy as running a bath, lighting some candles and treating your hair to the Ultimate Hair Treatment!
5. LAY OFF THE HEAT
We have all become dependant on heat styling tools such as blowdryers, flat irons and curling wands when taming the mane and creating stylish hair-do's. However, using these these tools on a daily basis can lead to damaging effects for our tresses. When heat styling, use a lower temperature wherever possible in conjunction with a salon quality heat protectant. This is an absolute must-have product to avoid brittle, broken and split ends. We also, recommend washing and blowdrying your hair with a round brush before heat stying. This will ensure the cuticles are smoothed over before before styling, and will ultimately give your hair an extra element of protection. It is also beneficial to have a back-up styling plan, like using a dry shampoo and tying up your hair in a very loose chignon style. Not only is this sleek and feminine, it is also a wonderful time saver!
6. TRIM AS NEEDED
Sometimes all that is necessary is to trim those ends girl! The ends of your hair become excessively dry, as they are the oldest and most fragile, resulting in dreaded split ends and breakage. Take time out for yourself with regular visits to see your Stefan Stylist. As soon as you get them snipped off your will feel fresh and fabulous again!