When the blistering winter winds have your hair crying out for help, get the low-down on how to best tackle hair damage from cold weather.
1. MASK THE PAIN
Start by introducing a nourishing hair mask into your weekly hair routine. It’s like a thicker more intense version of your daily conditioner. Not only do they act as an emergency moisture revival, they also help protect your locks from further damage.
Tip: For best results, ask your hairdresser to recommend you a mask that suits your hair type.
2. OIL UP
Winter’s drop in temperature brings with it a new set of hair challenges, the biggie being loss of moisture resulting in dry scalps and brittle hair. Combat dandruff and split ends with Argan oil based products. Our favourite is MorrocanOil Light, ideal for even the thinnest of hair.
3. A BRUSH WITH GREATNESS
Brushes made with natural bristles are amazing weapons against static, perfect for fighting that winter fuzz. They’re also handy for evenly spreading the natural oils through hair and scalp, meaning less moisture-zapping washes needed.
Tip: Hershesons Mixed Bristle Oval Cushion Brush (£24) is made with both porcupine boar bristles and ionic nylon pins to gently detangle hair before styling.
4. DITCH THE HEAT
Even though hot showers feel amazing in the winter, they’re doing a lot more damage to your tresses than you realise. The hot water strips moisture from both hair and skin so try to wash with lukewarm water when possible. Always remember to give a short blast of cold water to seal the hair cuticles and promote a shiny finish.
5. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
The ultimate hair goal is of course, to have lustrous, shiny locks all year around. And as with all things healthy, that begins with our diet. For any long-term effects on your hair’s quality, we recommend adopting a diet with lots of monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids – meaning lots of fish, nuts, olive oil and avocados. Yum!