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5 of the Best Products to keep your hair smooth in winter

Winter: it’s great for fashion, but awful for hair. The cold, dry weather conditions decrease the moisture levels in your hair. Not to mention the winter flyaways!

How do you avoid winter flyaways? Well, you can turn to protective styling, which is always a good idea. The proper haircare routine and products will also be one of the best ways to improve your hair health and tame those flyaways. So here are our top tips and products to fight the flyaways and leave your hair smooth.


What causes flyaways?

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Flyaways happen for a number of reasons. Sometimes it’s because of over-washing, lack of moisture and hydration, chemical or mechanical damage. Other times, it’s simply an effect of harsh weather conditions.

This can all be narrowed down to environmental factors causing damage. When your hair lacks moisture, the cuticle around each strand lifts away from the hair shaft. This makes the strands look and feel dry, which can result in winter flyaways. Which usually means ‘Game Over’ for that sleek hairdo or those defined curls you love to wear.


Beat the winter flyaways with these 5 products

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Fighting winter flyaways is all about hydration. So we’ve included products with the best hydrating and nourishing formulations to help you keep a shiny and smooth head of hair.


Detangle your tresses

TRESemmé Botanic Moisture & Replenish Pre-Wash Detangling Butter

Broken strands create the appearance of flyaways. So avoid damaging your hair cuticle and causing breakage by giving your hair some pre-wash love with the TRESemmé Moisture & Replenish Botanic Detangling Butter. This awesome pre-wash product doesn’t just help detangle, it also nourishes and softens your hair for a smooth finish.


Cleanse and hydrate with a co-wash

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Sometimes it’s okay to skip the shampoo and go straight for a cleansing conditioner, also known as a co-wash. This method of washing your hair will help keep it clean, hydrated and nourished.

The TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Cleansing Conditioner is a fantastic cleansing product to help fight winter flyaways. This co-wash has been formulated with keratin protein to gently cleanse, nourish and smooth your hair.


Make a date with a hair mask

If you’ve had your eye on the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth range, we highly recommend the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing Mask. It’s formulated with keratin protein and marula oil straight from SA, to seal and smooth each strand, leaving your hair flyway-free.

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Alternatively, the Dove Nutritive Solutions Nourishing Oil Treatment Mask is also a good option. This is a rich hair treatment that uses weightless Nutri-Oils and vitamins which help smooth away strand roughness and eliminate winter flyaways. This product is great for nourishing your hair thanks to its moisturising ingredients.


Shield your hair from heat

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Heat damage plays a big part in causing flyaways, which is why we advise using a good heat protectant — especially when winter flyaways is already a major obstacle to smooth hair.

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Good heat protection products like the TRESemmé Heat Defence Styling Spray act as a protective layer on your hair and helps to prevent heat damage, which can add to winter flyaways.

Although the product name says styling, you should use it on clean hair before heat styling, even if you’re using a low heat. Little bits of damage definitely add up!


Maintain the hydration

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The TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil is a gift sent from the anti-flyaway gods! Formulated with marula oil and keratin, this little product moisturises hair and tames flyaways. What’s more? It’s totally non-oily. So it’s perfect for all hair types and is great for finishing off a sleek look. Hello smooth and shiny hair, bye-bye winter flyaways!


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