We know that winter is a tricky season. It’s brutal winds and chilly temperatures have been known to leave our skin with scales, our lips with a blue tint and our hair with a dry, brittle feel that can make us look (and feel) anything but luscious.
So what’s a girl to do? Come up with a defence against the elements of course. A foolproof plan of protection, that will ensure our strands stay silky smooth and unaffected by the brutal effects of winter. A winter hair plan is easy to implement, you just need to be clear on your plan of attack. See how best to tackle the damaging effects of winter on your tresses below…
TIP TO WARD OFF DAMAGED WINTER HAIR #1: Prep right
When it comes to protecting your locks, it’s all about what’s happening on the inside, as well as what you use on the outside. Feeding your locks with nutritious ingredients will allow your hair to effectively fight off the harsh effects of winter. We love bhave Rescue Intense Repair Shampoo and Conditioner because it acts as a dymanic duo that is able to rebuild the internal structure of your hair and restore strength, elasticity and shine. The formulation found in both products gently cleanses, moisturises and nourishes damaged hair and provides a protective shield to guard against future damage – like the kind you might receive from the winter elements.
TIP TO WARD OFF DAMAGED WINTER HAIR #2: Pamper to prevent
They say prevention is the best cure, so it pays to ensure your hair is in the best condition possible before the harsh winter chill hits. That means, caring for your hair properly with a supremely nourishing treatment that will improve the overall condition of your hair. Facing the harsh winter elements with hair that is already damaged and brittle will only result in an un-treatable kind of damage (with super split ends and all) that might mean going the chop is your only option. Get your hair in the best possible condition with a product like Intense muk Repair Treatment. We love this hair-nourishing dreamboat, as it is suitable for extremely damaged hair, and has the ability to help renew and repair dry, damaged and brittle hair; returning it to tip-top shape with just twice-weekly use for 15 minutes a pop.
For the best, most-nourishing results cover your hair in a plastic wrap or shower cap while the product is in your hair.
TIP TO WARD OFF DAMAGED WINTER HAIR #3: Limit your heat styling
Lengthy, thorough blow drys are often a well-deserved treat during the chilly winter months, especially when it’s far too cold to let your hair air-dry, as you might in summer. The only problem is, blow-drying really isn’t all that good for your strands. Okay, it’s not good at all, what with the brutal heat being applied directly to your strands over and over and over again. So what’s a girl to do? We know you’re not going to want to go around with damp locks during winter, so why not try using a product that can help your hair to blow-dry faster? We love Cedel Blow Dry Faster Heat Protector for its ability to reduce blow-drying time while protecting your hair from the heat of your hair dryer. Better yet, it’s improved with precious silk and nourishing wheat proteins to leave your strands soft and frizz-free.
TIP TO WARD OFF DAMAGED WINTER HAIR #4: Fight flat locks
Often elements such as strong wind and heavy rain can wreak havoc on your carefully styled locks. We know how much it takes to battle flat, limp-looking strands; so don’t let your hard work go to waste. Instead, ensure you’re using the right kind of hair heightening hero. One that will work harder to ensure that your sky high ‘do can withstand even the most brutal of elements so that your hair looks full and flouncy and full of volume. We love Umberto Giannini Sex Bomb Massive Mousse for its ability to add body and fullness to even the limpest of locks. Simply apply the mousse generously to the roots of your hair with a scrunching motion before drying.
What is your best tip for warding off winter hair?