Winter Hair Care Tips

February 24, 2011

Counting the days until spring returns and sandal season along with it? So is your hair. Although, probably not for the sandals.

The combination of harsh winds, cold, and indoor heating can be extremely hard on your tresses. While most of us are aware of the effects the winter climate has on our skin and amp up the moisturizer usage appropriately for the season, few of us do the same for our hair.

If you’re looking to get hair that will sparkle in the sun upon the return to spring, we’ve got a few winter hair care tips that will prevent your ‘do from looking like it was left out in the cold.

Minimize washes with dry shampoo

Washing your hair every day can strip your scalp of natural oils, causing your hair to lose its shine. Instead, use a dry shampoo in between washes. A dry shampoo, like Lulu Organics’ Organic Hair Powder, will return volume to your ‘do and prevent your hair from looking greasy. 

Avoid the temptation of a hot shower

Admittedly a hot shower is just too good to pass up in the cold weather – but don’t keep your hair under the heat too long, as hot water will quickly dry out your lovely locks. Do your best to wash and rinse your hair under lukewarm water. It’s an easy way to help restore your hair’s natural luster.

Always use conditioner

Conditioner is essential in the cold weather and should be used every time you shampoo. A nourishing conditioner, like the one by Living Nature, restores essential moisture to your hair, revitalizing its shine. To fully allow the conditioner to penetrate your hair, wait for at least one minute before rinsing. For best results, pair with Living Nature’s Nourishing Shampoo.

Blow dryers and curling irons and straighteners – oh my!

If you really need to use hot styling products on your hair, moisturize with a leave-in conditioner first. The Rahua Finishing Treatment from Amazon Beauty contains a highly concentrated blend of oils that work to prevent hair from breaking during styling and blow drying. Apply the leave in conditioner to damp hair, and be sure to pay special attention to the ends. Your hair will thank you!