Much like our skin, our winter haircare routines need amending as the colder temperatures set in. Hydration is often the first to go, due to our affinity with indoor heating and over-styling drying out strands. If you’re looking to treat your locks to some TLC this winter, there are five key tips to keep front of mind to ensure your hair is its healthiest, no matter how cold the great outdoors become! Here, we breakdown the top five winter haircare tips for winter 2022, alongside our hero products to help you get through the season.
Maximise your hydration:
Regardless of the type of hair you have, a weekly hydrating treatment in the winter will help ensure your hair remains moist throughout the cooler months. In the winter, our hair dries out due to lacking this moisture, so replenishing it at least once a week will help revitalise the follicles.
To achieve this, our go-to products for winter 2022 haircare are Harklinikken Hair Mask, notoriously hydrating and providing a sense of luxury to the hair, alongside Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Oil to deeply penetrate.
Be weary of hats and beanies:
It’s understandable you likely pull out beanies, hats and anything that can keep your head warm in the cooler months. However, while you may be cosy under a fluffy beanie, this can result in static thanks to friction from wearing. This is then exacerbated through the lack of moisture int he air, meaning stands of hair repel and leave hair in a frizzy mess. To counter this, employ a product that deeply conditions can help lock in moisture, alongside a static spray that can rectify the problem if it’s too late. Our choices? Davroe’s Curlicue Deep Conditioning Rinse injects an intense burst of hydration to hair, and the R + Co static spray can help counter the problem if you need a quick fix for a static mess, usually before heading out the door on little notice.
Avoid over-heat styling:
A rule to follow all year round, it is more prescient in the winter. Heat tool – like hair straighteners – remove moisture from the hair, countering all the work you have put in to seal in the moisture! As we have already learnt, winter hair is more susceptible to drying out. Here, you can employ a protector and perfector to counter the damage from heat styling tools, with our go-to choice Davines’ Smoothing Perfector which allows us to style our hair with ease. This one can easily be used in tandem with another perfector, much like the Olaplex No.3 Perfector renowned for its sleek finish.
Davines LOVE Smoothing Perfector and Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector
Don’t leave home with wet hair:
Now, while we are advised to avoid heat tools as much as possible, leaving home with wet hair can be detrimental and thus employing a hair dryer is advised. In cold air, wet hair shafts expand which increases the risk of breakage. For those with coloured hair, it can also lead to the colour fading quicker. For a touch of luxury and a device you can rely on, the Dyson Supersonic Iron is an investment hair dyer that acts as a multi-purpose tool that can be used for delicate styling. Or, for those who prefer a tried and true hair dryer, the ghd Air Hair Dryer is a staple tool that lasts years.
Scalp care is essential:
While you may not see your scalp, with your locks being the focus of your hair, it needs as much care as the longer strands. Indoor heating and cold temperatures strip the scalp of any moisture, resulting in dryness and flakiness. When you stand under hot water in the shower, the extra heat can over-wash the hair and strip it of natural oils which are the pieces of the puzzle keeping your hair protected and healthy. To combat this, look to a scalp treatment to pack extra hydration into the area, with Moroccanoil’s Dry Scalp Treatment a hero product for turning around dry, inflamed scalps. Not to forget the oils integral in giving our hair its shine, Ouai’s Fine Hair Conditioner lovingly caters to the scalp and strands, packed with nutrients to feed the area and one of our heroes for winter 2022 haircare.