Winter Hair Care Tips

If you have anything longer than a buzz cut, you know the headaches of winter hair. You perfect your look, get dressed, and look in the mirror, only to find that your hair is standing on end as if you were touching one of those science museum static machines.

The dry air of winter leads to frizz, dryness, breakage, and more hair problems. To protect your locks this winter, opt for these winter hair care tips. 

Shampoo Smarter

Who doesn’t love that fresh, clean feeling of newly shampooed hair? As refreshing as it might be, proceed with caution.

Shampooing too often can strip away the natural oils that keep moisture in your hair. In the dry air of winter, your hair needs all the hydration it can get.

When you do wash your hair, opt for cold water rather than hot water. As your expert hairstylist will tell you, hot water strips hair of its natural hydration, leaving it vulnerable to dryness and breakage.

We recommend using the Goldwell Dualsenses Rich Repair shampoo and conditioner. The product line deeply and effectively reconstructs, restores, and repairs the cuticle layer’s lipid inner hair structure achieving intensive regeneration.

Play with Heat-Free Styles

We all know heat isn’t the best for our hair, and that’s especially true when we’re already in a dry part of the year. Have fun trying heat-free styles like wet rollers, and let your hair air dry when possible.

Of course, there will be times when heat is a necessity. In those cases, use a heat protectant spray to minimize the damage.

Keep Up (or Speed Up) Your Trims

Did you know split ends aren’t just unattractive, they’re potentially damaging to your hair too? Left unattended, splits can travel up the shaft of the hair, leading to frizz and breakage.

That’s why it’s more important in winter than ever to get frequent trims. A good rule of thumb is to trim your hair every six weeks if you’re not getting a cut more often than that to retain your style. If you spot split ends before that six-week point, though, head in for a trim.

As an added bonus, each trim is an opportunity for your stylist to check out your hair. If it’s too dry or if there’s something they could recommend to improve your hair routine, they’ll be able to tell you.

Frosty Air Don’t Care: Winter Hair Care Tips

Indulge in a Hair Mask

Every so often during the winter, your hair could use an extra dose of hydration. That’s why hair masks are the perfect way to pamper yourself this year.

There are hair masks in many varieties, so specifically, look for a hydrating hair mask. You can also ask your stylist for recommendations because they know your hair well.

Saving Your Hair With Winter Hair Care Tips

As much as you might love the holidays, hot cocoa, and glistening snow, we can all agree that the winter air isn’t a friend to our hair. There’s no need to suffer through another frizzy winter. Try the easy winter hair care tips above for more hydrated, healthier hair that will shine even on the darkest of nights.

For more personalized advice about caring for your specific hair this winter, you need a great hairstylist. Schedule your hair appointment for a trim or other services at the Public Image LTD salon today.

Our salon is located in Wayne, New Jersey in Passaic County. Will you be a new client? We would love for you to become part of our happy family. You will see why we have been voted “favorite salon” by the Wayne Magazines Annual Readers Choice Awards for the past seven years. And even better yet for every dollar, you spend you will earn points for free services and products.