We are SO lucky to be a hair salon in Victoria, B.C! Although some Victoria residents wish it snowed more around here, we’re actually pretty lucky it doesn’t get too cold — for the sake of our hair, of course.
The cold weather can wreak havoc on your hair, making it dry and brittle. Winter air is cold and dry, therefore NO moisture is getting into your hair. Here are some easy tips on how to prevent this moisture loss and keep your hair looking sleek, smooth and healthy all winter long.
Use Leave-In Conditioner
Leave-in conditioner will help to lock in moisture and control that static. For extra-dry hair (or extra-staticky), use this and your usual in-shower conditioner.
Put Down The Hot Tools (At Least Sometimes!)
Using blow dryers and other hot tools isn’t the best for your hair anytime but it’s especially damaging in the winter when your hair tends to be extra dry and brittle.
Except for fancy events when you have to “do” your hair, try an up-do for everyday use like a bun, braid or simple chignon.
When you must use hot tools, DO NOT forget to protect your hair. Try something like DAVINES Your Hair Assistant Blowdry Primer.
Wear Hats — Correctly!
Hats can be a necessity in cold weather, and also to throw on over messy hair. However, wool and other common hat fabrics can occasionally rough up the hair causing breakage and split ends.
The solution to this is to line your hat in silk before putting it on! Simply wrap your hair in a silk scarf then slip your hat on, or find an old silk scarf or blouse you can attach to the inside of your hat so it’s always ready. A wee bit of work will save your hair!
Wash Your Hair Less Often
Your scalp can get dry (it IS skin after all) and that can lead to dryness and flakes. Shampooing less frequently, and with the correct formula (one we recommend is DAVINES NaturalTech Nourishing Shampoo) will allow your hair and scalp to retain the moisture it needs.
Use Deep Conditioner
Your hair enjoys a refreshing dose of moisture every so often, especially in the cold winter months. At least once a week replace your regular conditioner with a deep conditioning or hair mask treatment to add some much-needed TLC. We love the way DAVINES NaturalTech Nourishing Building Pak makes our hair feel!
Ban Hot Water
Hot water is an enemy to dry skin and hair, so turn the hot water down in the shower as far as you can handle. Then turn the dial WAY down to cool when doing your final rinse. Hot and warm water opens up the hair cuticle to receive the moisture but cold water seals it up securing the moisture you’ve just added.
Invest In A Cool-Air Humidifier
We’re not saying that everyone must run right out and pick one of these up, but if you already have one it’s worth digging out. If you’ve tried everything on this list and are still having trouble with dry, staticky hair, this may be worth the investment.
Dry air heating at home and at work at this time of year literally sucks the moisture out. So it may be necessary to put it back IN with a cool-air humidifier.
We wish you a happy hair season! For any other hair inquiries, or to pick up some of our recommended products, please visit designhousesalon.com.