5 ways to weather-proof your hair for winter
Combat the harsh effects of cold weather on your hair with our top tips…
We want our locks to look amazing all year round, but the cold of winter can take its toll on our hair. Icy temperatures, rain, and blustery winds outdoors combined with the dry central heating indoors mean the scalp is more prone to dehydration, resulting in dryness. Luckily, you can outwit the elements by treating your tresses to a weather-proofing routine – the moda hairdressing team bring you their top tips…
1. Keep washing to a minimum
Salon Director Tina says “If possible, try and limit yourself to
washing your hair just two or three times a week to prevent it
from drying out in the cold. This minimises the amount of heat
styling in your routine, which can be extremely harsh on the hair,
especially in the winter”.
2. Use a sulfate-free shampoo
moda salon manager Bev recommends “Sulfate is a very
common ingredient in shampoo, but it can cause problems
for damaged hair as it strips beneficial oils… Instead, invest
in a shampoo free from sulfate and as many chemicals as possible”.
“weather-proof your hair for winter”
3. Choose your conditioner carefully
Senior Stylist Harriet says “It’s also important to invest in a
really rich, thick and moisturising conditioner – pick one that
contains fatty acids and humectants, such as soy protein and
panthenol. These ingredients help attract and retain moisture in the hair. Here at moda, we have some great conditioners
from TIGI Copyright, ask us which type is best suited to your hair type”.
4. Avoid hot showers
Lauren says “It’s tempting to turn your shower up to full blast
when it’s freezing outside, but this can damage your scalp –
and your skin, by stripping it of moisture. Instead, keep
showers and baths to ten minutes and make sure the water
5. Avoid ponytails
Libby who has just passed her NVQ level 2 Hairdressing says
her top tip would be “weather-proof your hair for winter by
wearing your hair down as much as possible will prevent the additional breakage that a bobble creates. If you do wear a ponytail, try to wear it at different heights each time to avoid too much pressure in one area”.
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