As you know, winter weather can do some serious damage to your skin, but the frigid temps and bone-chilling wind aren’t doing any favors for your hair either. Without the right care, hair can look dry, brittle, and wind-blown. Not the look most of us are going for this season. Fortunately, we’ve done our due diligence and know a thing or two about what it takes to make your tresses look amazing - whatever the weather. Here’s what you need to do to up your winter hair game to keep it looking great from the office to the gym, and maybe a letting sledding somewhere in between.
Shampoo Less Often
It’s not as gross as it sounds. When the scalp gets flakey it can cause itching and smother hair growth. Lightening up on your washes can help with sever scalp issues and ensure that your hair doesn’t get overly dry. When you do shampoo, make sure you get the most of each cleanse by using our Emu Shampoo. Highly moisturizing, this shampoo will hydrate the scalp while repairing your hair from the inside out. If you need to freshen up your hair in between washes, our Dry Shampoo can help manage oily roots.
Switch to an Extra Moisturizing Conditioner
Freezing temperatures mixed with blasts of dry air don’t do any favors for your hair – no matter what your hair type. The best way to stop the unavoidable is with extra moisture. Our rich Conditioner is packed with healthy nutrients like wheat protein, panthenol (a provitamin of B5), and avocado oil to tackle winter hair head on.
Opt for Weekly Hydration Treatments
Because you can’t just wash and go, chances are these days you’re spending a lot more time blow drying your hair. Combine that with the drying effects of indoor air and breakage from hairbands and headbands when you’re at the gym or hitting the trails, and your locks will be screaming for some extra love. Try our Hot Oil Treatment that includes wheat protein to coat the hair shaft, soy protein to increase shine, and panthenol to assist in keeping hair shafts moisturized. We’ve even added Emu oil to help prevent split ends.
Use Leave-in Conditioner to Combat Static
Sure, you could keep a dryer sheet in your purse to rub across your hair to handle the static. That is, if you don’t mind smelling like a load of laundry. But if you want to tackle static while adding extra hydration to your hair, then use our Leave-In Conditioning Detangler. Your hair will be soft, smooth, while being free of static and tangles.
Don’t Go Crazy on the Products
Some styling gels and sprays can suck the moisture right out of your tresses. When you want a gentle style that not only lightly holds but leaves your tresses soft and luxurious, look no further than our Hair Crème. Great for wet or dry hair, just add a dollop and go!
Cut Down on Heat-Styling
While time is of the essence, it’s important that you dry your hair thoroughly before going outside with wet hair. Not only is it a good idea to avoid getting sick, but when your hair is wet, the cold air will cause the hair shaft to expand, putting you at risk for damage and causing your color to fade. So while you may not have a choice when it comes to the blow dryer, you can cut down on heat-styling with more gentle styles like pony tails, buns and braids. Keep flyaways in place with our Emu Hair Balm. It’s safest for even the driest of hair.
The long cold days of winter don’t have to mean you can’t
look your best. Simply put some of these winter hair prevention tips into place
and your hair will be as hydrated and protected all the way until beach season!