Changing Up Your Hair Routine for Winter
Just like our skin, our hair needs extra moisture when the temperature goes down and the air gets drier. To help your hair over the cooler winter months, there are some simple adjustments you can make to your everyday life.
A fresh start
Begin with a new haircut or a good trim to remove any of the damaged ends that developed during the summer. It will give you a strong and healthy foundation so that you can focus on maintaining moisture.
Since hydration is key to keeping hair healthy in the winter, use a shampoo like Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Moisturizing Lather Shampoo. It gently cleanses and hydrates thirsty hair. Then follow with Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Cream Rinse to detangle, strengthen, and add shine. And remember, washing with cooler water will help to seal the cuticle and prevent your hair from drying out.
Once a week give your hair a super dose of moisture with a product like Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Intensive Treatment. It delivers intense hydration and proteins to make hair strong and shiny. And remember to massage it into your scalp too.
It’s important to avoid going outdoors with wet hair. But not because of the old myth that you’ll catch a cold, but because when hair freezes, it becomes vulnerable to breakage. If you don't have time for your hair to completely dry before going out, skip the water and use a dry shampoo instead. Try spraying Paul Mitchell Dry Wash or Redken 2-Day Extender Shampoo at the roots, then brush through. Or shampoo your hair at night so it has time to air dry.
Control the temp
When using hot tools in the winter, guard your hair from heat by using a lower temperature setting on irons and the blow dryer, and by applying a thermal protector like Paul Mitchell Hot Off the Press. It protects fragile strands from heat styling, fights frizz and provides flexible hold. Give your blow-dried hair a blast of cool air to close the cuticle and avoid static.
For a cut, a trim, or even more winter hair care tips, visit a Supercuts salon near you.