During the winter, the cold weather has the same effect on your hair that it does on your skin. Cold temperatures combined with indoor heat draws out moisture, leading to increased drying and irritation, resulting in breakage and damage. Instead of waiting until spring to fix winter damage, the Boise hair salon stylists at unDONE would like to provide you with the following tips for protecting your hair this winter to ensure it stays healthy and protected all year long.
Boise Hair Salon Winter Hair Care Tips
Below are some essential winter hair care tips that are just as important as your coat and gloves.
Use Moisturizing Hair Care Products
During the winter, moisture is an important part of any hair care routine. When choosing products to use on your hair, look for ones that boost moisture and hydrate your strands. A light hydrating shampoo like Davines MOMO shampoo is a great way to keep your hair moisturized, especially when paired with a nourishing conditioner or repairing hair mask for damaged or very dry hair. At unDONE Salon, we’re proud to be a Davines-exclusive salon that carries products with sustainable packaging and the highest quality ingredients. Our Boise hair salon stylists would be more than happy to recommend the best products for you based on your specific hair type and individual needs.
Don’t Go Out With Wet Hair
While you’ve probably done it a time or two, going out with wet hair during the winter is especially damaging because it’s in a more delicate state. Since water expands when it freezes, going out with wet hair can cause the water within your hair to expand, lifting the cuticle, making it more susceptible to breakage. To prevent this from happening, it’s essential to make sure your hair is thoroughly dry before going outside by drying it with a hair dryer during the styling process.
Use A Humidifier
The best way to combat the effects of dry indoor hair is to get a humidifier. Doing so will create a more balanced environment inside your home to make sure your hair and skin stay as healthy as possible.
Apply Weekly Hair Repair Treatments
As mentioned above, your hair needs extra moisture during the winter. That’s why you may want to consider adding in a weekly deep conditioning hair repair mask like Davines NOUNOU hair mask that’s formulated to nourish dry hair while making it soft and giving it body without weighing your hair down.
Maintaining A Good Hair Care Routine
Below are some additional tips to help you maintain a good winter hair care routine.
Know What Products You’re Using
Using the right hair care products is the first step to maintaining healthy hair all year long. However, it’s essential to know what ingredients they contain. Why? Many people still don’t know the real difference between grocery store products and professional salon products. While many drugstore brands smell good and contain a small amount of high-grade ingredients, the majority of these products also consist of fillers and harsh chemicals known to damage your hair. It’s also important to note that there are many ingredients in these products that sound similar to products that actually nourish your hair.
Take for example, the common ingredient sodium lauryl sulfate. This ingredient is what creates the sudsing effect in shampoo. However, many store brands actually contain similar ingredients to create the same effect but happen to be more damaging. These include, ammonium lauryl sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate, and sodium lauryl sulfate. These ingredients are actually known to strip your hair of its natural oils, essentially drying it out. Like the old bait and switch, brands containing these chemicals don’t expect you to know the difference as the majority of these ingredients sound nearly the same.
At unDONE Salon, we recommend buying your hair care products from our salon to ensure you find safer, more natural products with high-grade ingredients to maintain healthy, beautiful hair all year long.
Use A Dry Shampoo Between Washes
Washing your hair every day can strip it of essential oils necessary to stay healthy and beautiful. That’s why we recommend washing your hair every other day and using dry shampoos. This will help absorb excessive oils while boosting volume so you can go longer between washes.
Wash & Rinse With Cool Water
While the first thing you may want to do after a cold winter day is take a steamy shower. However, washing your hair with hot water can further dry out your strands. That’s why you may want to put your hair up until it’s time to wash your hair with lukewarm water and finish it with a cold rinse to seal the cuticle and lock in shine.
Get A New Pillowcase
Regular cotton pillowcases can be especially rough on your hair, which results in breakage after sleeping on it all night. That’s why you should consider getting a new satin or silk pillowcase that allows your hair to glide more easily over its surface without roughing up your strands.
Get Regular Trims
Like the old saying goes, “It takes a pinch to grow an inch.” The same goes for regular trims. Having your hair regularly trimmed during the winter will help you maintain the length of your hair while eliminating any breakage or split ends. While it may seem counterproductive to cut it, regular trims will help keep your hair healthier and more manageable in the long run.
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 Boise hair 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 or schedule an appointment online.