6 Winter Haircare Tips Every Mane-devotee Should Follow

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 hair care tips you can do right now to prevent the sweater weather from ruining your hair game.

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  like the Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo to try, here.

Try a Hot Oil

Worried about overwashing? An easy way to avoid having a dry scalp and dehydrated locks this winter is to incorporate a hot oil treatment into your hair care routine.

Preferably used pre-shampoo (AKA before you suds up your mane), they’re great for keeping your hair moisturised, softening your strands and boosting shine.

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.

Valentine's Day pamper guide: Woman with her hair wrapped in a towel, wearing a white towel and holding a cup of tea
Make time for number one with some self-care. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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 essentialCredit: @beautifulanddamned13r

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.

Recommended: 7 heatless hairstyles celebs live for.

Editor’s tip: Need a new heat protect spray to add to your #shelfie? Try the TRESemmé Biotin+ Repair 7 Primer Protection Spraywhich protects your hair from 7 types of styling damage, including damage done through heated tools.

Winter hair tips: Shot of a woman with chestnut brown hair styled into a protective bun updo, wearing black turtleneck and staring into the camera
Give your hair a break with a protective updo. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

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.

Never Go Outside Without a Serum

Tired of your hair losing its stride throughout the day? Just get your hands on a good serum, like the Nexxus Nutritive Serum, so you can revive your mane on-the-go.

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!

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