How to Keep Your Hair Healthy During Winter – Samples provided by Aveda. All opinions 100% my own.
How has winter been treating you? Given the dry air, plummeting temperatures and unexpected wind gusts, it’s important to keep your hair armed for the elements at all times. Aveda Global Artistic Director for Hair Styling, Allen Ruiz has some quick and easy tips to keep your tresses looking their best, especially in this winter wonderland.
- Buy a humidifier. As we get deeper and deeper into winter your hair, like your skin, can become dry and brittle, especially when the heat is on at full blast. It’s important to always think about adding moisture back into the hair and this is a simple and easy first step.
- Wash on Cold and Don’t Over Dry. After you condition (or deep condition) your hair in the shower, turn the faucet to cold and finish with a cold water rinse. This will quickly seal the cuticle and help your strands retain their moisture. And, instead of blasting your hair with high heat, spend an extra ten minutes and dry your hair on the low-medium setting. Together these steps will prolong your hair’s suppleness and shine. I have been using this awesome Conair hair dryer that does this for me so I don’t forget to take it easy on hair.
- Condition. Condition. Condition. Especially in the winter, it’s important to condition – that means daily conditioning, weekly deep conditioning and let’s not forget a daily application of a light weight leave-in conditioners. My favorites are Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair or Color Conserve Daily Color Protect. Just a coin-sized amount will protect your hair from all sorts of winter woes ranging from excessive heat styling to an unexpected white wintery mix. As someone with both issues, I use both of these products after every wash.
- Your Washcloth Is Your New Best Friend. Before leaving the house, spray Brilliant Spray On Shine onto a dry wash cloth and gently run over your hair in sections from roots to ends. Voila! The Vitamin E in Aveda’s Brilliant Spray On Shine is a powerful anti-oxidant which helps protect hair against environmental aggressors. This will keep your hair static free and looking fresh throughout the day.
Have you seen my attempt at grey hair? Check out when I tried out my Grey Hair here. Let me know what you think!