Healthy Winter Hair: 3 Effective Hair Care Tips for the Season

Nourished hair all winter long.

You can buy all of the hydrating hair products under the sun, but if you don’t have effective routines or methods for the season, you’re missing out. Winter is harsh. This season, the air will suck the moisture you’ve put into your hair but there are ways to stay ahead of the curve. Start with the right tricks to put you on the path to having healthy winter hair.

Below, we’re spilling our top three tips for healthy winter hair. Read on:

healthy winter hair steam
Steam treatments will give you softer, moisturized hair.

1. Steam Treatments

Whether you own a hair steamer or not, you should be adding steam treatments into your winter hair care routine. Steam treatments help products penetrate better making them more effective. An easy DIY method is to use the steam from your shower. Cover your wet hair with a shower cap after your shower gets steamy and hot. Leave your cap on for a few minutes then rinse your hair out will cool water to close the hair cuticle.

2. Leave-in Conditioners

If it’s one product you need to have during the winter season, it’s definitely a leave-in conditioner. It is so easy for your hair to become dry and damaged due to the cold and dry air as well as the cold weather accessories you wear like wool hats. When applying a conditioner of any sort, be sure to focus on your ends as this is the driest part of your hair. What we also love about using leave-in conditioners is that you can use during the week to re-hydrate your strands. Try Love Beauty and Planet Smooth and Serene Argan Oil & Lavender Leave-In Smoothie Cream especially if you’re trying to beat winter frizz.

healthy winter hair: blowdry hair
On curly hair, air dry first then blow dry to stretch.

3. Partial Air-Drying

For many, air-drying hair during the winter seems like it’s not an option. However, if you can get yourself to try it out partially, it could be a big help. Most women tend to use more heat on their hair during the colder months because they can’t stand to walk around with a wet head when it is cold out. For healthy winter hair, and to decrease heat damage in addition to using a heat protectant like TIGI Copyright Custom Create Heat Protection Spray, we recommend allowing your hair to air-dry for a couple of minutes (while you’re at home, of course) before using heat-styling tools.