Winter hair woes are a very real thing. We can’t tell you how many times we’ve been asked how to protect hair from winter weather or why is my hair so dry in the winter. Between the blasting indoor heat and the frigid, windy air outside, your poor tresses are stressing out from static, dryness, frizz, breakage, and so much more.
So, what’s the quick fix? Today we’re breaking down our go-to hair care tips for cold weather that are sure to restore your hair to its happy, healthy, bouncy self. And keep it there all winter long!
WINTER HAIR TIP #1: DON'T LET FLAT HAIR GET YOU DOWN
Limp, flat top hair is a common side effect of cold, dry weather. All it takes is one blustering gust of wind to ravage your ‘do. But it’s nothing a little volumizing spray can’t fix. We love Raise the Root Thicken + Lift Spray. It instantly lifts roots for a full-bodied, flexible style without dulling color or making hair feel sticky and brittle. Read up on our tips and tricks for adding volume to flat hair.
WINTER HAIR TIP #2: IS HOT WATER BAD FOR YOUR HAIR? YES!
The best winter hair care tip we can give you? Amp up your moisturizing routine! For hair that’s always soft, silky and supple, we suggest you follow these 3 tips:
1. Condition every time you shampoo. We like Color Security Conditioner for its weightless hydration and detangling that never oxidizes to turn our color yellow.
2. Use a leave-in moisturizing treatment like our Coconut Cocktail, which hydrates, silkens and protects as you blow dry.
3. Use a deep conditioning hair mask once a week. Our fave is Money Masque, which replenishes hair’s lost moisture in 5 minutes.
Get more tips on how to care for dehydrated hair on the blog.
Spending 30+ minutes blowing out your hair everyday can majorly exacerbate your dry hair woes. But we also get that not everyone is willing to give up their blowouts. That’s why we created Speed Dry Blow Dry Spray. Its unique alcohol-free formula acts like shrink wrap to squeeze excess moisture from your hair as you blow dry, cutting drying time down by 30% for healthier results.
Pro Tip: Go over EXTRA with a flat iron to melt the shine into your hair. Don’t worry, it has heat protectant! Check out our blog on how to make hair shiny instantly for more tips on reviving dull hair.You know us, we’re all about that EXTRA shine, especially in the winter when hair can be at its dullest, most dehydrated. Through the magic of Mullein (the flower power behind our Extra Mist-ical Shine Spray) you can turn your dreary winter hair into a solar-powered spotlight.
Using products with alcohol on your dry hair in the winter is the equivalent of throwing oil on a fire – just making matters worse. Want more info on ingredients to avoid in hair products? Read this.
You wear a coat to protect yourself from the cold. Why wouldn’t you do the same for your hair? Frizz is a common occurrence in the dry winter months. That’s why we love to use Dream Coat Supernatural Spray. It’s like you’re bundling up each strand of hair with a glossy, glassy cloak of anti-frizz. Learn how to use Dream Coat like a pro.
When your skin or lips get dry and cracked in the middle of the day, you swipe on some lotion or chapstick. But what about hair that loses moisture midday? That’s where One Minute Transformation comes in!
Packed with avocado oil and omega 3’s, it instantly absorbs into the hair to deliver mega moisture and a silky, supple texture in 1 minute. And because it’s so lightweight and non-greasy, it’s the perfect essential for ALL hair textures, from super fine to super coarse. We recommend keeping this essential in your purse, car or desk drawer for easy access. Simply apply on dried hair, brush through and voilà!
There’s nothing worse than pulling off your hat and scarf to a huge mess of hair that is staticky. Static electricity happens when your dehydrated hair rubs up against an object and becomes negatively charged. The solution? A styler that actually neutralizes that negativity and helps you achieve your desired result.
Our go-to is Style on Steroids Texturizing Spray. Unlike other texturizing sprays that dry and dull hair, leaving white, chalky residues behind, ours contains translucent moisturizers. So not only do you get instant glam and guts that can withstand any electric charge, but your color stays bright and glossy.