Brrr, is it cold enough for you? We think it’s safe to say that winter is well and truly here! On that note, we don’t know about you, but we always have an idyllic image of ourselves during winter – snuggled up in a cosy knitted jumper, standing by a snowy window with our hands wrapped round a cup of tea, with gorgeously shiny hair falling effortlessly around our shoulders. The winter weather always has something to say about that last part though! If it’s not the blasts of cold air causing havoc with our hair, it’s the central heating and knitted hats causing split ends, frizz and dryness. Thankfully, we are experts in protecting hair from the winter weather, so you can still achieve those gloriously silky winter locks! Here’s how.
Take care with heat
Cold, dry air can cause your hair to turn brittle, so applying too much heat can result in split ends and breakage. If you need to blow dry, straighten or curl your hair, then it is even more important in winter to use plenty of heat protection spray. If possible, you could try forgoing the heat occasionally and styling your hair into beautiful buns, braids or loose twists instead. Saying this, you definitely shouldn’t leave the house with wet hair in the winter, as the cold can cause breakage and make coloured hair fade, so do plan your morning accordingly!
Choose hats with a silk or satin lining
Wearing a woolly hat is pretty essential for staying warm in the winter, but can make your hair frizz like there’s no tomorrow. To avoid this, you could wear a hat that has a silk or satin lining or, if you’re a bit crafty, sew a lining into the hat yourself. If this isn’t an option, then a good way to protect your hair from knit-related frizz is to apply a bit of moisturising oil to it.
Treat your hair to a weekly moisturising mask
Winter weather can pull all the moisture from your hair, so hydrating it with a hair mask on a regular basis is a good way to regain all the oils that are lost. As well as treating your hair with a weekly mask, you can keep it hydrated by avoiding over-shampooing. In the winter, shampooing your hair too often can make it dry and brittle, meaning that split ends and damage are more likely. If you are in the habit of washing your hair on a daily basis, then you could consider doing a conditioner-only rinse every other wash to lock in moisture.
If your hair is suffering from the winter weather, pop into the House of Klamer for a bit of TLC! Our stylists will make it feel soft, shiny and healthy again. To book, contact us today.