5 tips to winterize your hair
We took a bit of a break between our “How to Winterize” series, but we’re finally back with part 3 and our focus today is hair! My hair care focus during the winter is moisturize + fight frizz + increase shine, and here are my 4 tips on how to accomplish jus that:
- Mind the scalp.
I often neglect my scalp in my hair care routine, but it’s hard to have healthy hair when the root is suffering! I’m prone to dry skin in the winter, and I especially notice this in my scalp. After all, unless I want to look like Snape, I can’t exactly lather my head in lotion. Traditional shampoos are drying enough as is, so I rely on cleansing conditioner more than ever. It’s gentle and conditions both the scalp AND hair. Bye bye flakes and itches!
- Switch out conditioner with deep conditioner
If you find your hair acting up in the winter, why not switch out your regular conditioner with a deep conditioner? One of my favorite is the Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque, but spending 15 extra minutes under hot running water isn’t the best thing for your skin. Instead, I’ve been using deep conditioners that only require 1-3 minutes in my hair, like the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deeeeep Conditioner (another favorite). Because these deep conditioner aren’t as rich as traditional hair masks, you can use them each time you shower without weighing your hair down!
- Use a glaze for extra shine
Glazes are excellent for maintaining your colored hair, and my go-to is the John Frieda Liquid Shine Luminous Glaze. It helps keep my brown colors from turning dull and brassy, which means less frequent visits to the colorist. Rather than applying this post-shampoo in the shower, I use this weekly on dry hair for 15 minutes, and then rinse it out
- Don’t forget the oil
For a fix-all solution to dry + frizzy + dull hair, hair oil is your best bet. I know I’ve been raving about oils a lot lately, and while some are skeptical about using facial oil, I don’t think anyone doubts the benefits of hair oil. My personal favorite is the Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment, which is amazing, especially when used with the mask. For those with fine hair, I recommend the L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Multi-Restorative Dry Oil, which makes you hair shiny and frizz-free without weighing it down.
- Finish up with a rich leave-in treatment
If your hair is extra dry like mine, hair oil alone won’t cut it. I find the Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Creme can be too rich for the summertime, but it’s perfect for the colder months. If I feel like my hair is extra dull, I might finish with the Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Styling Creme instead. It’s not as rich as the Pantene, but it makes my hair really shiny and helps calm the frizz.
What are your tips and go-to products for winterizing your hair? Do share! :)