Winter can take its toll on more than just your skin and overall comfort. The combination of dry air and falling temperatures can also affect the condition of your hair. As the season wears on, you may find that it appears dull and lackluster and feels dry to the touch. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to restore its condition and give it a soft, touchable feel that puts a stop to anything winter throws its way.
Step 1: Swap Your Basics
Most of us are committed to a handful of shampoos and conditioners. But during winter, it’s important to switch out your core basics for products that quench limp strands with intensive moisture. Marrakesh Dreamsicle Shampoo is formulated with oils derived from hemp and argan, and is safe for all hair types. In addition to imparting heavy-duty hydration, it also leaves strands scented with a refreshing tangerine/plum fragrance. Add a rich finishing product, like TIGI Catwalk Oatmeal & Honey Conditioner , taking care to apply only from the ears to the ends.
Step 2: Add Dry Shampoo
Whether you’re rushing to work or preparing for a new year’s party, you owe it to your hair to add a dry shampoo to your arsenal. Using one is an easy way to revive tired locks, plump up your roots, and refresh yesterday’s style without going through the whole wash-dry-style routine. Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo quickly perks up your look without adding buildup or that unpleasant white cast we all loathe so much. It also boasts the brand’s lovely signature fragrance, and is ideal for all types of hair.
Step 3: Deep Condition Regularly
It’s an unfortunate reality of winter: static flyaways that won’t stay down no matter what you do. You’ll need to take extra measures during the season—starting with a pillowcase swap. Silk is ideal because it reduces the friction that can lead to frizz and damage (bonus: it also prevents those unsightly lines you might notice first thing in the morning). Using a deep conditioner at least twice a week is also a must; reparative formulas infuse your hair with the nourishing ingredients it needs to heal. Try Agadir Argan Oil Hair Shield 450 Deep Fortifying Conditioner for an instant boost.
Step 4: Leave-in Conditioner
Are you sensing a trend here? If your hair is especially dry year round, you may notice that it feels even more coarse during the coldest time of the year. Adding a leave-in conditioner to your routine will make a big difference in its texture and manageability. One to try: Rusk Sensories Brilliance Grapefruit and Honey Color Protecting Leave-In Cream Conditioner, which not only detangles stubborn strands, but also leaves behind an especially luxurious soft citrus fragrance.