Let’s face it. Winter can be one of the most brutal seasons for our hair. To help us get through the colder months and hashtags #badhairday, my hairdresser Lee Rittiner is sharing five easy winter haircare tips for healthy, beautiful hair this season.
- 1. Texture sprays are your BFF – To prevent your hair from flat-lining fast, amp it up with a dry texture spray. (I am currently OBSAZZED with Living Proof’s Dry Volume Blast. It is definitely worth trying if you want a personal recommendation on one.)
- 2. Find a Deep Conditioner – Cold and windy air can cause dryness to your strands, so Lee recommends you to step it up from your standard conditioner. He recommend The OUAI “treatment mask” that’s great for all hair types.
- 3. Don’t Overheat – No, not just referring to styling tools like blow dryers and straighteners (which you should control all year round), we’re talking about the heat of your showers. Make sure to keep your shower temperature to a normal “warm” and not boiling hot.Added tip: Let your conditioner sit in your hair for 3-5 minutes, then rinse your hair with cool water for added shine. I also find it healthier to wash your hair LESS during the colder months (say two to three times a week)
- 4. Give Your Scalp a Massage – Did you know that during the colder months, there’s less blood circulation in the body, including the scalp? Massaging your scalp for 2-5 minutes can be beneficial for hair growth and natural oil production – and your hair will thank you.
- 5. A Good Brush Goes a Long Way – Investing in a Natural Boar Bristle Brush is totally worth it if you’re looking to detangle your hair safely and avoid breaking strands when you brush. Traditionally brushes can sometimes shed loads of hair and you’re missing the ability to naturally condition hair. The right brush can actual help carry the oils from your scalp down the hair shaft – increasing the hydration and shine!
Lee also recommends getting regular trims throughout the season (if you can!) to help keep your hair strong, beautiful and healthy. 🙂
Sound off below and let us know what haircare tips you might have that work! Any at home DIY hair masks for winter??? Would love to try one.
Photography credit: Jon Volk