Because sweater weather doesn’t have to mean bad hair days.
Tight skin, chapped lips and dry, frizzy hair? Say hello to winter, because its about to wreak havoc from head-to-toe. We’ve all been there and, like you, wondered whether gorgeous winter hair is even a possibility (spoiler alert: there is!).
To help you have better winter hair days, we’ve put together 6 essential haircare tips you can do right now to prevent the sweater weather from ruining your hair game.
6 tried-and-true winter haircare tips to follow right now
1. Switch to a moisturising shampoo
Great winter hair starts in the shower! So, if you want your locks to look their best, you need to switch to a nourishing shampoo to combat seasonal dryness. There’s no need to lift a finger, we’ve already pulled together the best moisturising shampoos to try, here.
2. Try a hot oil
Editor’s tip: Have you heard? The VO5 hot oils are back, and better than ever! So, you really can’t go wrong with trying the new VO5 Nourishing Coconut Hot Oil. This fast working product is great for tackling modern-day hair stresses (think pollution, excessive heat styling, dryness and damage) – all in 1 minute.
3. Commit to weekly hair treatments
When it comes to winter haircare, there’s no such thing as too much moisture. So another way to give your thirsty mane what it needs, is to regularly treat it to a hair mask. Not sure what they are or what they’re good for? Here’s everything you need to know about this mane essential. Credit: @beautifulanddamned13r
4. Cut down on your heat-heavy routine
Don’t worry, we’re not asking you to quit all together (erm, how else will you get to channel sleek Kim-K vibes?)! We’re just suggesting you avoid over-styling your hair, as styling tools can further dry out your mane and scalp, increasing the risk of heat damage.
If you can’t hold off heat styling, religiously using a heat protection spray will help minimise the damage and keep your tresses in mint condition.
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Editor’s tip: Need a new heat protect spray to add to your #shelfie? Try the TRESemmé Biotin+ Repair 7 Primer Protection Spray, which protects your hair from 7 types of styling damage, including damage done through heated tools.
5. Wear more protective hairstyles
For those of you that don’t know what protective styling is, they are hairstyles that keep the ends of your hair safely tucked away and less exposed to the harsh, drying elements. This means braids, ponytails and pretty much any updo!
The great thing about these sort of styles is that they are easy to do and make you look pulled together instantly, even if they’re created on second-day strands.
6. Never go outside without a serum
This protein-rich product is great for winter damaged tresses, as it helps rebuild them while also providing them with long-lasting moisture. And with regular use, it can also protect your tresses from future damage, too. Winter hair hoes? Not anymore!