From frizzies to fly-aways, as the temperature drops we’re faced with a slew of new hair challenges — and taking care of your locks during the winter goes way beyond deep conditioning.
- “Great looking hair starts with a great cut, and it ensures your hair looks its best during the winter months, ” says beauty expert Kyan Douglas. Plus, when you get a good cut, it requires less heat and product styling, which means less damage to the hair.
- If you can get away with it, shampoo less. “Over shampooing strips the hair of its natural oils,” says Douglas, and those natural oils are what keep the scalpand your hairhealthy. If you have hair that needs to be washed daily, try a sulfate-free shampoo. They’re less drying and irritating to the scalp, which is particularly important in the dead of winter.
- If you’re completely hooked on hair gel, which has a greater tendency to flake and dry the hair out in cold weather, Douglas suggests mixing your own product cocktail: one part favorite hair gel to one part moisturizing styling product.
- Hair Gloss is the equivalent of smoothing the skin with a touch of shimmer; a hair gloss instantly adds luster to lifeless locks. According to White, glosses add richness and radiance to the hair, as well as luminosity to the complexion. “Using a gloss adds warmth to your hair color, which brings out the warmth in your skin. It works in much the same way as a certain color clothing can pop your skin tone.”