By: Maddie Poteat
Winter is hard. Yep, I said it. While the snow, crisp weather, and the thought of cuddling up by the fire sounds amazing, it can also make everything downright more challenging. One of the things winter can really affect is your hair. We’ve written on the topic of winter hair care before (read here) but we wanted to update it with a few extra tips and tricks. If you can remember and follow these few things this winter season your hair will be in good shape come spring time!
Protect your hair from the elements
One of the biggest risks to your hair during winter is the weather… The wind, rain and cold can wreak havoc on your beautiful locks. The elements might not only ruin your style but they can also cause real damage. Next time you’re headed out in the cold make sure to protect your locks. Try a silky headscarf, a hat or just pull your hood up!
Go easy on the heat
I know we say it all the time but excessive amounts of heat can stress and dry out your hair. If you can muster it, washing your hair will cooler water can really help. Laying off those styling tools will also provide a break from the heat. If you can’t skip blow-drying your hair then make sure the heat option is turned down and you use a heat protectant (like Garbo’s Brilliance Blow Dry Spray) to further protect your hair cuticle.
- Blow dry accelerator and flat iron sealer
- Speeds up blow drying up to 40%
- Seals cuticles during flat ironing
- Moroccan Argan protects air from intense heat
- Weightless formula adds depth and renewed radiance to color-treated hair
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Avoid over washing
Another top tip for winter, and all year round actually, is to avoid over washing your hair. That means going easy on the shampoo, as too much washing can strip your hair of its natural oils. Everyone is different, but if you can scale back your washes to no more than three times a week your hair will look and feel much healthier. When your hair is feeling a little oily, opt for a dry shampoo product like Garbo’s Dry Shampoo to get you through the day.
- Skip a day of regular shampooing and save time
- Dry shampoo revives and refreshes
- Never feels wet or sticky
- Extends color and blowouts
- Eliminates odor with fresh scent
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Treat your hair
We all need a little TLC in the winter time and our hair certainly does too. One of our favorite winter hair care tips is to treat your hair with a deep conditioner. The Garbo’s Indulge Masque deep conditioner is one of our faves. Spend a little extra time in the shower to allow the deep conditioner time to penetrate the hair cuticle. This should help improve hydration and keep your hair healthy all season long. If you’re looking for something a little more medicinal, you can try a tea tree oil – its cleansing and nourishing properties will help rebalance the scalp, clean out your hair follicles and nourish your roots.
- Ultimate moisturizing treatment
- Intense moisturizing for touchable softness
- Won’t weigh hair down
- Replenishes moisture loss during color & chemical treatments
- Perfect for dry/damaged hair
Keep It Trim
The thought of cutting your hair to help it grow faster is still hard to grasp… No matter how many times our stylists tell us. However, trimming your hair helps get rid of split ends before they have the chance to split further up the strand and ultimately weaken the entire thing. This might be asking a lot, but if you have long hair you should look to get a trim every three months. If you have short or medium length hair you should come in for a trim every two months. In doing so you are helping to remove the dead ends which will help your hair stay healthy much longer!
Not all of these winter hair care tips are easy, but if you’re looking to improve the look, feel and length of your hair over the winter months than you need to keep it healthy. Put these tips into practice to help your hair stay healthy and beautiful all winter long!