6 Winter Hair Care Tips to Score Healthy-Looking Hair

Your guide to busting those winter hair blues. 

Winter is quickly approaching, before you get excited about snuggling up during the chilly season, don’t forget about caring for your hair. Whether you’re cutting back on trips to the salon because it’s way too cold outside, or are pulling hair up into tight ponytails because it’s too cold to wash your hair on the daily, here are some hair care tips sure to save your hair this season:

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Try looser ponytail hairstyles to ease the tension on your edges. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

1. Save your edges.

These days, those baby hair strands around your forehead are getting a whole lotta love. Every gal is looking for a way to define and style her awesome edges. In order to get your hairline to behave though you have to keep it in tip-top shape. To save your hairline this winter, opt for changing up your hairstyles to prevent having so much tension on your hairline.

2. Learn how to dust.

No, not your TV screen, or sweeping up those dust mites in the corner of your living room! We’re talking about your ends. The dry winter air can wreak havoc on your hair ends. Not to mention the abuse of heat styling tools, which can do just as much damage, causing your ends to eventually split. In between hair appointments, use hair scissors to snip off split ends using the search and destroy method. It’s easy! Just a few minutes in the mirror searching for those branch-like ends, and snip! Click here for a visual.

3. Protect hair from heat.

Heat protection should be a vital step in your hair styling routine. If you know you’re going to use the blowdryer pretty often this season, try TRESemmé Thermal Creations Blow Dry Balm to guard hair against heat. When hair is wet, it’s vulnerable to heat damage. Create resilience with a heat protectant to prevent frying your hair.

4. Or lay off the heat altogether.

If you can do without a blowout or two (or three and more), give your hair a vacation from heat. Air-dry your hair and try out a new hairstyle. How about that undone look from NYFW?

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Moisturize and strengthen are two of the best hair care tips you can implement into your winter hair care routine. Photo credit: Dvora

5. Care for your hair color.

We know winter is all about getting cozy with a hot cup of tea and doing just about nothing. But hair color doesn’t remain vibrant on its own. How about this: While you’re lounging around on the weekend, treat your hair to a hair mask or a pre-shampoo treatment, like Nexxus Color Assure Pre-Primer before washing, to give your hair and color the special treatment it needs.

6. Get hat hair under control.

As much as we try to avoid wearing hats during the winter to save our hairstyles or avoid hat hair, let’s be real: When it feels like it’s below zero, who are we really fooling? To prevent fuzzy hair from hats, use a hair oil to protect your hair underneath and to eschew a frizzy situation.