Winters Hair Care

Winter Hair Care

Winter (and the holidays!) have arrived, bringing snow days, hot beverages, relaxing time by the fire, and hair drying hours. Sure, there are many things to appreciate about the weather turning colder, but we’re sure there are some aspects you’d rather avoid, such as dry hair and skin. But don’t worry—we’ve collected a list of recommendations to help you waterproof and moisturize your hair when the temperature cools.

Bring on the brrr

A high thermostat may make your house feel warm, but it will zap moisture from the air and your hair. However, there are a few things you can do to help dry hair stay hydrated even in the bone-dry interiors, aside from resisting the impulse to set your thermostat to 80 degrees…

Winter Hair Care

Three moisturizing tips for winter hair care.

While you sleep, turn down the heat.

Simply lowering your temperature while sleeping will make the air far less drying on your skin, scalp, and hair and will provide the perfect excuse to get out your coziest, hygge-approved comforter. Plus, you’ll save money on your heating bill and assist the environment!

Use a humidifier.

Keeping a humidifier on your nightstand will not only assist preserve moisture in the air and make it easier for you to breathe throughout cold and flu season. In addition, the moisturizer will make your skin feel less dry and provide humidity to your hair, making moisturizers and conditioners more receptive to skin and hair.

Rinse with cooler water.

A scorching hot shower may be attractive when it’s cold outside, but the hotter the water, the more drying it is for skin and hair. While we wouldn’t recommend showering with ice-cold water, maintain water temps mild rather than hot, and rinse shampoo and conditioner out of your hair with the coolest water you can stand. Coldwater effectively closes the hair cuticle, resulting in hair that is healthier, shinier, and stronger. On the other hand, hot water removes moisture from the hair shaft, resulting in frizz, which no one wants in the winter. A new year means a fresh approach to moisturizing.

Jumpstart a new hair care routine.

Just as you put on your sweaters, leather boots, and velvet shirts and put away your flip flops for the winter, your hair requires a makeover as well.

Winter Hair Care

Your winter hair care cheat sheet

Introduce your hair to natural oils.

As the weather cools, this is the ideal time to start applying products with hydrating natural components. To help hydrate and keep dry, frizzy hair at bay, look for sulfate-free hair products and have hydrating components like keratin, argan oil, and mongongo oil.

Shampoo less often.

Because the mornings are getting darker later, it’s the perfect time to sleep in a few minutes longer and forego your daily wash and conditioner. Save your strands by going a day without washing your hair and using a little dry shampoo in the meantime (no one will ever know).

Use a leave-in conditioner

a hot oil treatment, deep conditioner, or hair mask. To seal in color, add shine, decrease frizz, and promote hydration, use our 5-minute in-shower Pro Boost hair treatments. Pro Tip: When it comes to winter hair care, hydrate is probably your best bet. This hair treatment contains monoi oil, which forms a protective moisture barrier, and sugar cane extract, reducing frizz. Another simple 5-minute hair treatment is a Color Therapy color depositing hair mask. This nourishing hair mask deposits color where it’s needed most, toning and enhancing color while providing powerful hydration—precisely what your dry, brittle winter hair requires in the colder months. Both of these deep conditioning treatments will assist in nourishing and hydrating your dry hair throughout the day.

Kick your heat styling habits.

Cutting back on heat styling can be difficult if you use a blow dryer every day and a curling iron every night. However, because heat style zaps moisture from your hair, resulting in dry, brittle hair strands and breakage, it’s worth a try. If air drying isn’t an option, limit the usage of hot equipment to once or twice each week (your strands will thank you). If you decide to utilize heat tools, make sure to select products that will nourish and protect your hair from environmental stressors. Make sure any style products you use are suitable for color-treated hair and provide UV and environmental protection.

Winter Hair Care

Throw in the towel.

Instead of your usual terry cloth towel, grab a microfiber cloth towel as you get out of the shower. The AQUIS rapid drying towel is one of our favorites! Microfiber towels are gentler on the hair cuticle, keep your scalp from drying out, and absorb moisture faster than traditional cotton towels. That means you’ll get a speedier blow dry, which means your hair will be exposed to less heat, resulting in fewer split ends and breakage.

Hair gets a fresh start with a haircut at the beginning of each season. You’ll get rid of damaged ends and help your hair grow more smoothly. So, if you have the time, schedule a trim!

Refresh your color

A change of season is also an excellent opportunity to switch up your look. Consider switching up your hair color for a truly fresh start now that you’ve got a new trim, hydrated hair, and a new regimen. Darken your natural color, warm it up with red and gold undertones, or increase color with a gloss treatment. Our Color Reviving Gloss revives faded tones, minimizes brassiness, and adds dazzling shine, which is perhaps why it got an Allure Best of Beauty Award in 2020. Naturally, our permanent Radiant Hair Color got an Allure Best of Beauty Award in 2021, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands! Check out our Bundles + Sets section for our top picks for stunning, salon-quality hair color results.


Beauty from the inside out

Remember to drink plenty of water while adopting your new winter hair care routine for cold weather to keep your body hydrated and moisturize dry hair at the same time. Not only will increasing your water intake make you feel better, but it will also make your skin and hair feel softer to the touch. Salmon, kale, walnuts, tuna, and spinach are high in omega-3 fatty acids, also known as nature’s hair moisturizers. Avoid reaching for a second cup of coffee if at all possible, as caffeine might dehydrate you. Instead, try herbal tea (so cozy and seasonal). Although you might think of avocado as a summer meal (hello, guacamole), it’s a year-round superfood for your hair. Avocados’ natural oils boost hair health by hydrating and strengthening your hair. Avocado can also be used as a natural, moisturizing hair mask.


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