The best winter hair care products for luscious locks
Your clients’ hair goes through so much during the colder months. From battling cold winter winds, to tackling the effects of blasting central heating, it’s no wonder locks could do with an extra bit of TLC. The constant shift from cold to warm plays havoc with hair’s natural moisture levels. For some, winter hair feels dry, for others it looks dull, and for others still it’s static and flyaway-central! But never fear, we’ve got a whole host of winter hair care tips and swear-by products for every hair type this season.
Why should you change your haircare routine in winter?
When we notice something affecting our hair health, it’s an indication that our tresses might be craving something we’re not giving them. Cold weather and rapid temperature changes make it so much harder for hair to retain moisture, resulting in everything from brittle strands, to flaky or, even greasy, scalps.
In exactly the same way as we change up our skincare products throughout the year, creating a winter hair care routine is a sure-fire way to maintain healthy locks when the weather changes. So just what are the best ways of taking care of hair in winter? Let’s find out.
Tips for winter hair care
While delving into more nourishing winter hair care products can work hydrating wonders, there are simple changes clients can make to their habits too.
1 – Wash hair less: as hair stylists know, washing the hair too often can strip away natural oils and moisture. If we want to keep hair hydrated, a good place to start is by cutting back on those shampoos, and not to wash hair every day.
2 – Turn down the heat: when hair is ready for a good cleanse, washing at a cooler temperature can help to lock in moisture and prevent breakage.
3 – Use a weekly winter hair treatment: a regular deep-conditioning hair mask will inject vitality back into dry tresses, for more healthy, lustrous locks.
4 – Scalp massage: boost the self-care luxury with a scalp massage a couple of times a week. This will help to increase circulation and encourage healthy hair and scalp.
5 – Minimise heat styling: if clients want to know how to take care of hair in winter naturally, one of the best things they can do is minimise heat. Blow-dryers, hair straighteners, and stylers can all result in breakage when used on dry hair. When heat styling tools are used, make sure they’re paired with heat protection.
6 – Leave hair products in: a leave-in conditioning spray, hair oil, or hair serum can really help to get your gloss back. A little burst of nourishment to fight frizzy winter hair, prevent static, and boost shine is just what winter-damaged hair needs.
Best winter hair care products
You know the dos and don’ts of winter hair care, now it’s time for our hair product picks. Hydrate, recharge, and repair with some of our favourite winter season hair care products!
Schwarzkopf Bonacure R-TWO Renewal Sealer
Part of the innovative Schwarzkopf R-TWO range for very damaged or over-processed hair, this little baby is a winter hair care miracle. A professional leave-in hair mask, the Renewal Sealer repairs broken hair bonds, seals the cuticle, reduces split-ends, tackles frizz, and protects against heat up to 230°C. All that from just one product? Trust us, this one really can do it all!
Elgon Yes Nourish Shampoo
Say yes to nourished hair with this Elgon shampoo. Enriched with Organic Linseed Oil, this vegan cleanser offers a rich, emollient action that deeply conditions and protects very dry, dehydrated hair.
OSMO Deep Moisture Intensive Deep Repair Mask
The ultimate hair treatment for deep conditioning once a week. This rich, luxurious hair mask with Jojoba Oil and essential vitamins intensely nourishes and repairs, restoring elasticity from root to tip. Great for stressed, heat-traumatised locks.
L’Oréal Serie Expert Inforcer
Sometimes a boost of moisture just won’t cut it. Reinforce and strengthen fragile hair with L’Oréal Professionnel‘s Inforcer range. Including a shampoo, conditioner, and hair masque, Serie Expert Inforcer targets and repairs breakage and split ends while leaving locks soft and more manageable. It even helps to build up resistance to damage with continued used.
Revlon Uniq One
Looking for an all-rounder? You’ve found it. A fabulous dry hair winter treatment, Uniq One is one of the hair industry’s most-loved multi-purpose treatment sprays. Offering 10 amazing benefits in just one spritz, this wonder-worker repairs damage, controls frizz, improves manageability, prevents split ends, and so much more! Available in an array of gorgeous scents, there’s a Uniq One Treatment for everyone.
Kitoko Oil Treatment
When you’re talking best hair care for winter, argan oil has to feature somewhere! The Kitoko Oil Treatment from ASP beautifully blends argan oil, karité and Vitamins A & E to repair, strengthen, and restore the hair’s moisture balance. The ultra-lightweight hair oil absorbs instantly and leaves a lustrous shine your clients will love.
OSMO Curl Revival Replenishing Cream
Curls, coils, and waves all need their own tailored care. So when it comes to curly hair winter care, you can’t look past the OSMO Curl Revival Range. This best-selling leave-in curl cream nourishes and defines curls, banishing frizz for healthy, glossy locks. Curls need some extra care? Supercharge the hydration with OSMO’s Renourishing Mask – this intensive curly hair treatment expertly restores hair’s moisture levels and improves flexibility for amazing curl definition.
Kadus Velvet Oil
We love a hair oil for that lightweight burst of moisture. Our best-selling hair oil, Kadus Velvet Oil with argan, Vitamin E and panthenol instantly smoothes the cuticle, deeply moisturises, and boosts shine. It really is the most luxurious hair care during winter!
Split ends causing drama? Seal and protect with ghd. The nutrient-rich ghd split end therapy expertly defends against damage while nourishing and strengthening dry ends. Broken hair fibres are instantly repaired and a protective coating shields hair from future damage.
Share your hair care tips for the winter season
These are our fave winter hair care products, what are yours? Hit us up in the comments with your top product picks and tips for how to care for your hair in winter.