The first line of defense for winter hair is a moisturizing shampoo and moisturizing conditioner. A few of my choice picks are Redken’s “All Soft” shampoo and conditioner. Both are fortified with avocado oil. We are so dry here in Alaska it can be used even by clients with fine hair. If your hair is coarse you may want to try Redken’s “Smooth Down” shampoo and conditioner. It has macadamia oil and is lovely for the thicker, unruly locks. Purology Hydrate is another great pick. It is vegan, and keeps your color locked in place. Try to only wash your hair every other day to keep your hair from being stripped of its natural oils.
Get your hair trimmed. It is important in the winter to not put off your haircut. Your hair splits from the ends. Keep it in control.
It is essential to add a deep moisturizing treatment at least once a week (because of the dry environment in Alaska during the winter). Most of the treatments you purchase at the salon take only 3 to 5 minutes and will save your hair’s life. To avoid forgetting keep your treatments in the shower with a wide tooth comb. If you would like help finding the one for you, comment and tell me about your hair. I will prescribe one for you.
Rinse your hair in cool water before you get out of the shower. It is better than hot water for your hair as it smoothes down the cuticle layer of your hair strand and allows it to be less frizzy and shinier.
Always apply a heat protecting spray to your hair before you blow-dry or use a curling or flat iron. This will offer heat protection, conditioning, and intensified shine. My new favorite is “Iron Repair” By Redken.
Eat a balanced diet. Skin and hair health always starts from inside. If you eat right, take your supplements, and drink your water, your hair and skin will reflect it.
Winter is coming and the good news is if you are pro-active your hair can look like summer all year long.
Check back for new fall trends in hair color.