Winter Hair Needs
During the winter months, it can be a challenge to keep hair healthy. Cold weather combined with dry indoor heat can wreak havoc on your strands, leading to split ends and breakage. That’s right: breakage isn’t just a summertime sadness. It happens in winter, and to all manner of hair types. In order to keep your locks healthy this winter, there are a few precautions you should take to give your hair some extra TLC. Here are our top tips to beat the winter hair blues.
Blasts of dry air are not good for any type of hair. The only way to combat it: extra moisture. Switch to a thicker shampoo & conditioner to lock softness and replenish dry hair. Our NEW must-have is Redken All Soft Mega. These products give your hair increased softness, manageability, control and shine.
Commit to a weekly mask treatment to keep hair hydrated. Dry air also means all hair textures should focus on weekly hair treatments to replace lost moisture. Our top pick is Potion 10 Miracle Repair Mask by It's a 10, but there are a variety of options depending on your hair needs. Be sure to ask your HC Salon Professional which hair mask is best for you.
Winter Styling Products
Use leave-in conditioner to combat static.Floating, fine strands are a common occurrence during winter, which is a key sign of dryness. It's important to protect your hair with a leave-in conditioner like Cibu Knot So Knotty or Cibu Sashini to lock in moisture and give you soft, shiny hair. Simply spray in after your shower to damp hair.
If you have medium to thick hair, you should consider using a serum. We're obsessed with Cibu Shine Squad that has three formulas for every hair type. Plus, Cibu Shine Squad oils for medium to thick hair, and mist for fine hair is loaded with argan oil and can also be used on your skin! If you're cabinet space is limited, this is a multi-tasking must have beauty product!
Cut down on your heat-heavy styling routine. All that heat and dryness will result in split ends and breakage. If you just can't quit your blowdryer and flat iron (we sure can't), use heat protection products. Our top picks are AG Firewall Flat Iron Spray or Redken Iron Shape 11. For added benefit, you can cocktail with your leave-in conditioner. Up your hairstyle game with protective styles, such as braids, buns, twists, and ponytails, which give hair time off from the heat routine.
The logic to avoid lightening hair in the cold winter months was good advice, but technology and product development have solved the lightening hair = damaged hair problem! We're super excited about Redken pH-Bonder, an add on pre-treatment that helps protect hair from damage during the lightening process. So go ahead and go for the tiger eye balayage, babylights or go bold with a vivid color! With this simple service add on you will be able to lighten without damage all year long- even in winter. Take home Redken Color Extend Bonder Kit to keep color optimized and boost hair health after your color/lightening service.
For optimum hair health, be sure to get regular trims in addition to winterizing your hair care and styling regiment. If your not sure about which products are best for you, just ask your Hair Cuttery Salon Professional. For more hair tips, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Need some haircut or haircolor inspiration or just want to see what our stylist can do? Check out the #MyHCLook photo gallery! Stay warm and healthy from head to toe and we'll see you soon at Hair Cuttery.