If you haven’t done so already, it’s essential to switch up your hair care routine this winter. Why? Between the freezing temperatures outside and the dry heat inside, the elements can damage your hair. To help with this, the stylists at unDONE have put together a list of the best ways to care for your hair during the cold, harsh season ahead.
Understanding How the Winter Affects Your Hair
The needs of your hair often change during the winter due to the warm, dry heat of your home and the cold, wet outdoors. When hair goes through these extreme changes in temperature and humidity, it can wreak havoc on important moisture levels. With that in mind, below are our expert tips on how to care for your hair this winter.
1. Wear Your Hair in a Bun or Ponytail Before Going Outside
Before bundling up to go outside, our stylists recommend wearing your hair up in a bun or ponytail higher than your neckline. If you wear your hair down, it wrestles with not only the wind but the fabric of whatever coat or scarf you’re wearing, which can be damaging. As a result, you’ll end up with tangles, matted, or knotted hair when you come in from the cold.
2. Use a Natural Bristle Brush to Calm Knotty, Static-Prone Hair
Hats and scarfs can give you staticky or knotty hair. That’s why it’s important to gently brush your hair with a natural bristle brush after you come in from the cold to help smooth out the cuticle and untangle knots.
3. Use a Shower Cap to Retain Moisture From a Hair Mask
Moisturizing hair masks can be left on your hair for as long as directed. However, our stylists recommend using a shower cap to supercharge and lock in moisture and heat before rinsing it away with cold water.
4. Harness the Power of Nourishing Oils
Our stylists recommend products like Davines Nourishing Oil to moisturize particularly dehydrated hair. Why? Oil penetrates the hair shaft and improves blood circulation when massaged into the scalp. It also helps to stimulate your hair follicles, resulting in new hair growth.
5. Use a Moisturizing Shampoo Instead of Your Regular One
Replacing your regular shampoo with a moisturizing one will help boost your hair during the cold, harsh months. Not only do they help nourish and condition your hair, but they also help strengthen it while cleansing instead of stripping your hair of its natural oils. Our stylists recommend Davines MOMO Shampoo that gently cleanses dry or dehydrated hair, giving it a strong hydration.
6. Limit Your Use of Hot Tools
Winter months are particularly dry in the Treasure Valley, and frying your hair with hot tools combined with the dry winter air will result in unwanted damage. That’s why it’s essential to limit your use of hot tools and use a heat protectant and low heat if you do.
7. Consider Washing Every Other Day
During the winter, it’s important to shampoo less and condition more. That’s why our stylists recommend washing your hair every other day to prevent your hair from being stripped of all of its natural oils during the cold, dry months.
8. Ask Your Stylist for Advice
Some products may seem great but can build up in your hair, drying it out in the process. This can result in unwanted breakage or weakened hair. That’s why it’s important to seek the advice of a professional at unDONE when it comes to choosing the right products if you’re unsure.
With the cold weather months ahead, we hope you feel better about caring for your hair with the above-mentioned tips to keep it healthy and protected. If your hair is suffering from the winter blues, schedule an appointment at unDONE Salon today. We have products and salon services for all different hair types. From anti-frizz creams to hydrating shampoos and conditioners, we can help you maintain healthy, silky smooth hair all winter long. Call us at (208) 287-2010, visit us at 738 N. Benjamin Lane salon in Boise, or schedule an appointment online.