After the coldest December and 1st weeks of the New Year, we have had in a long time, in Southern Ontario, I am certainly hoping for an early spring come February. - I mean a girl can’t take much more of this - I know, I know, keep dreaming. So just because this is just the beginning of a few more months of cold and suffering, doesn’t mean your hair has to suffer too. The icy cold grip of Jack Frost outside and the thermo-static heat created by man made heat inside, strips our crowning glory of all its moisture, leaving it more like broken bails of straw. So being a stylist, I thought I would make my very first blog about how to combat the winter dry hair.
Less shampoo means more moisture. Finer hair types can sometimes feel oily when not washing as often and this is why we have a fabulous thing called Dry Shampoo! Heed caution though, in winter it can be just that, DRY. I would suggest combing it through from the roots to a few inches down. This will help pick up any product build-up that may cause dryness. Serum or Hair Oil are great products to add to the ends of your hair. A little goes a long way, the thicker the hair the more product it will take.
A Boar Bristle Brush or Synthetic Nylon Bristle Brush is fabulous and great feeling on the scalp. It’s great for circulation and breathing life into limp and dry hair. Brush your hair thoroughly at night before bed and then again in the morning. Your hair will look and feel moisturized.
I am always astounded by the amazing dreadlock of hair that gathers at the nape of my neck. It’s the result of friction -not what you’re thinking, get your minds outta there- caused by the layering of clothing. Hoodies, sweaters, scarves all over your hair. When putting on your winter woollies try and part your hair down the middle as if you are putting two low pigtails in and bring it forward, then layer those fab scarves on.
Getting a treatment regularly or doing one yourself will not only strengthen your hair, it will retain its moisture especially if you are continuing to have the lighter shades of colour or highlights through the winter. If you are treating your hair at home, I recommend - Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi “Wilde” Ginger Keratin Intensive Treatment - See what I did there 😉
If your hair is looking as drab as the naked trees, a Clear Shines Treatment will add instant shine. Book one with your next blowout or trim, it will seal moisture in those raised cuticles and extend the life of your current colour.