Winter can be tough on our hair, leaving it dry, frizzy, and prone to breakage. The cold weather, dry air, and indoor heating can all contribute to hair damage. But with some simple changes to your hair care routine, you can keep your hair hydrated, healthy, and looking its best all winter long. Here are some tips for taking care of your hair in the winter.
Use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner: Winter weather can strip the natural oils from your hair, leaving it dry and brittle. To combat this, switch to a hydrating shampoo and conditioner that will help to restore moisture to your hair. Look for products that contain nourishing ingredients – Our favourites are linked here.
Use a leave-in conditioner or hair oil: In addition to using a hydrating shampoo and conditioner, you can also use a leave-in conditioner or hair oil to provide extra moisture and protection to your hair. Apply a small amount of product to the ends of your hair, where it is most prone to dryness and breakage. Tap to explore our go-to hair oil here.
Limit the use of hot tools: Hot tools like hair dryers, flat irons, and curling irons can cause damage to your hair, especially when used frequently. Try to limit your use of hot tools as much as possible, and when you do use them, use a heat protectant spray to minimize damage.
Install a shower filter: Using a shower filter is important year-round, but especially during the winter months when the air is dry and our skin and hair are more prone to damage. Hard water can exacerbate these issues, leaving our hair dry and brittle and our skin irritated and itchy. A shower filter can help to remove impurities and minerals from the water, leaving it softer and more gentle on our skin and hair. This can lead to healthier, more hydrated skin and hair, and can even help to alleviate issues like eczema and psoriasis. Overall, using a shower filter is a simple and effective way to improve the health and appearance of our skin and hair, especially during the harsh winter month. Shop our shower filter bestie here.
Wear a hat or scarf: When you go outside in the winter, your hair is exposed to cold, dry air that can cause damage. Wearing a hat or scarf can help protect your hair from the elements and keep it hydrated and healthy.
Avoid over-washing your hair: Washing your hair too frequently can strip it of its natural oils, leaving it dry and brittle. In the winter, try to limit your hair washing to once or twice a week. If you need to freshen up your hair between washes, use a dry shampoo instead.
Trim your hair regularly: Regular haircuts are essential for keeping your hair healthy and free from split ends. In the winter, when your hair is more prone to breakage, it’s especially important to keep your ends trimmed and healthy.
By following these simple tips, you can keep your hair hydrated, healthy, and looking its best all winter long. With a little extra care and attention, you can maintain your hair’s natural beauty and protect it from the damaging effects of winter weather. Visit our website for more information or to book with one of our stylists today!