Hats and gorgeous knitwear to keep your head at warm all winter? OK, but let’s not forget your super shiny locks! Here are some tips about how to keep your hair lustrous all season long!
Joel Goncalves, creative director at John Frieda, says: “When you wash your hair, it actually remains ‘wet’ in the hair shaft for 24 hours, even though it feels dry outside. In the winter, central heating saps out this moisture and has a really drying effect on your hair.”
All that moisture is turning your straight bob intro a frizz ball? “Serum is your secret weapon against frizz,” advises Charles Worthington. “It calms wayward strands and helps lock in moisture by sealing the hair shaft. Smooth a serum into wet hair prior to blow-drying to achieve fantastic frizz control.” You can try Osis Magic antifrizz serum, Kerastase Oleo Relax Anti Frizz Serum, Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Weightless Anti-Frizz Serum.
All that heating around makes your shiny locks history? “Use a good deep conditioning treatment once a week to replace lost moisture,” Andrew Collinge advises.
“Use the intensive conditioner when you’re in a hot bath or steam room as this opens the cuticle, allowing the conditioner to really sink in for best results. Or apply the treatment to towel-dried hair, then wrap your hair in a fresh towel for 10 minutes before rinsing out. This will allow the conditioner more time to penetrate the hair so you will really feel the benefits.” Try Tigi Bedhead Chocolate Head Intensive Conditioner, John Masters Organics Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner, Sunsilk Damage Repair Intensive Conditioner.
All that low temperature gives your hair a broom-look, tangled and dry?
“Harsh winter winds can cause long hair to tangle and matt, leaving your hair looking dull, frizzy and in bad condition,” warns Collinge.
“For best results when washing, try a shampoo and conditioner especially for longer hair. They’ll gently untangle all those snags and keep your hair looking smooth and shiny.” Try Pureology Nano Works, Biolage Hydrating and Detagling Conditioner, L’Oreal Nutri Gloss Long Hair Schampoo And Conditioner.
All the electricity in the air getting to your hair?
Static is a nasty side-effect of the cold winter months but the problem can be curbed, according to Collinge.
“If you find your hair getting static when going from cold weather into a warm centrally-heated house, try turning down the heat setting on your dryer,” he advises.
Winter stole your hair’s colour?
“If you live in the city, winter can be an especially bad time for your hair. The pollution in the rain can leave dulling deposits,” Joel Goncalves explains.
“Use a clarifying shampoo daily to get rid of residues that may discolour your hair.” Try Matrix Alternate Action Clarifying Shampoo, Frederic Fekkai Apple Cider Clarifying Shampoo, Nexxus Aloe Rid Gentle Clarifying Shampoo.