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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.
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109 thoughts on “How to Keep Your Hair Healthy During Winter”
would love to try this
I dont usually do anything different regarding my hair care during Winter :O
conditionar my hair is dry
After I shower I put in a leave-in conditioner. I do this in the summer too.
I hate the static in my hair, maybe this will help?!
Well i need lots of tips cuz my hair is so dull and frizzy 🙁
I lighten my hair so I really need help with the ends
Lots of leave in conditioner
I use leave in conditioner
I use a deep oil conditioner and rinse it with cold water!!!
I would like to know the best conditioner to use for colored hair Thank -You!
heavy conditioners, masks, and oils
Condition. Condition. Condition.
Use a good Conditioner
hair masks and conditioning oil on the ends
To use a good conditioner!
I try to remember to do a deep conditioning mask about once a week.
I protect my hair my using deep conditioners, using oil treatments and keeping my hair trimmed. Right now, because my hair is very long I could really use this to bring my dry winter hair back to life! Thank you for the chance.
I have frequent trims. I use hot oil treatments to keep my hair moisturized.
I never go out into the winter weather with wet hair.
use a conditioning oil when i blow dry
I use a hair treatment spray before blow drying and flat ironing =)
leave in conditioner helps me tremendously
I use hair masks.
I use hair masks
Never tired, like too.
I have never tried this product , but i would like to
I use lots of conditioner in the winter time.
I use conditioner in the winter time and wash my hair less frequently.
I just don’t wash it as often.
I condition my hair daily, but winter is so hard on my hair.
My curly hair is getting a little wild
I use a conditioning mask once a week.
love hair products. my hair needs help.
I am bad, never change my hair routine.
Cut short the drying time, and lots of conditioner.
I don’t wash my hair as often, use lots of conditioner and also always have a leave in conditioner or some type of hydrating oils in my hair after shower.
My hair stylist sister in law told me I was washing too often, so I try to limit it to twice a week. She also told me I was brushing wrong, and to start at the top of my head all the way down to help bring oil to the ends. I love damage remedy and the color condition black malva!
I use a deep conditioner every time I shampoo and try to avoid heat styling as much as possible.
I try not to use hairdryers on my hair and use a moisturizing shampoo.
I use a small amount of hair oil to combat the dry air
I use argon oil on my face then run fingers thru my hair and let it air dry No hair dryer
I use a deep conditioner & sometimes a leave in treatment. I haven’t really used my straightener this winter, trying not to damage my hair further.
I use a hair mask
I just wash and condition daily. Some days I will add moroccan oil before I blow dry.
I use conditioner every day during the winter.
I spray on some dry oil
Use a humidifier, and I do this already. Don’t use too warm of water on your hair, and I do this already. Conditioner, conditioner, conditioner, which is already part of my routine. I need the Brilliant Spray on shine.
I use lots of conditioner and only wash my hair every 2 days.
I use a leave in conditioner, use warm water an dont wash my hair often!
I love using aveda products
Color Conserve would come in handy!
My dry hair could use some help.
With the winter season here in CO. I definitely could use a little assistance from Aveda. I love your products and have been using them for many years.
I try to use my blower dryer less in the winter months, so I have less breakage
I have to admit that I’ve never really thought about protecting my hair more in the winter. I continue to condition it, of course. But I also use my blow dryer more…I guess I should think about using these products!
My hair gets so dry during the winter months.
I do deep conditioning treatments with coconut oil!
I have been using keratin oil.
I use less conditioner.
I always let my hair air dry
The winter is playing havoc with my hair and I am trying to blow dry it less, and give it one shampoo instead of two.
my hair is so dry help
I hate how staticy my hair gets, so I rub a laundry dryer sheet in the morning and it stays static free.
I use a hair serum to keep my hair from flyaway.
I try to use a hot oil treatment every couple of months.
i don’t! help meeee…
let my hair air dry
I don’t wash it as often since I stay home more.
I use a hair moisturizer
I don’t blow dry my hair when it is winter.
I do a lot of hair masques and I use a spray oil after I blowdry.
I cut back on blow drying and use oil treatments.
I wash my hair less in the winter because it is very dry.
I cut back from the heat!
Dry to air dry more often
Use less heat
I use less of the blow dryer
I only use a blow dryer if I’m going out in freezing temps, but even then I do not completely dry it. I also put a bit of conditioner in my hair before drying it.
I do a hot oil treatment once per week and try not to blow dry as much!
I just let my hair air dry and add some hair oil or spray.
I let my hair air dry to protect it from as much heat during the winter months.
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I deep condition once a week
Thanks so much! I love Aveda!!
I air dry and use Organic Argan oil. Thank you for the chance to win, I love Aveda!
I always air dry my hair & use frizz cream to help with frizziness & static electricity..thanks so much.
I always use conditioner.
I use conditioner and oil treatments regularly.
I use a weekly condition treatment from Matrix, sometimes I leave it on overnight that really helps. I also tuck my hair into a hat if it is really windy and cold.
I use a good conditioner every time I wash my hair and about once a month I use a deep conditioner.
I don’t think I do anything special for winter for my hair. Probably just put on a hat!
Conditioner and knit hats.
I use a deep conditioner weekly to give my hair some extra protection!
Deep condition, creams!
I use alot of conditioners
I would love to win this, my hair needs it!
My hair is in dire need of help lately. I use leave in conditioner to help.
Winter has beat my hair up! Would love to win this!
I try to wash every other day to prevent my hair from getting too dry.
I use deep conditioner treatments
I use conditioner daily and leave in conditioner ever few days! My hair gets so dry.
I use extra conditioner in winter.thanks for sharing.
My hair has been extremely dry and brittle lately, but I never thought of the cold water idea. Thanks!
My hair would love this. I usually put in a leave-in conditioner but I think it needs a change.