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From hat hair to static and dry, frizzy locks to split ends, winter weather can play havoc with your locks. Cool winter air can seriously dehydrate your locks, whilst indoor central heating can dry hair out even further. Glaring sun on the ski slopes, an increase in the use of heated hair appliances, and an increase in the number of times you wash your hair each week (so that you can keep warm!) all add up to dry, unmanageable locks. But you can get luscious hair in the winter months - you just need to look after your hair as much as you do throughout the summer months. Take a look at our nifty winter hair care tips for shiny, happy hair that's easy to manage and even easier to style.
How to Combat Wind
Wind is a real problem through the winter months - walk outside and your beautifully coiffed 'do will be blown about in seconds, ruining your look. Keep your hair looking lovely - and combat the dreaded hat hair - by wrapping your hair in a silk scarf and then a warm, woolly beanie hat before you leave the house. The silk of the scarf will help to prevent static build up and will drastically reduce frizz and will also prevent hair hair, whilst the woolly beanie will keep you nice and toasty and will protect your hair from rain, snow and wind - a great little tip to keep up your sleeve. If you want, wear a silk scarf to bed, too, or sleep on a silk pillow. It'll really reduce static throughout the winter.
Use the Right Products
If you're planning to spend the winter on the slopes (lucky you!) make sure that you pack a shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for use on dry or sun damaged hair - the snow can magnify the effects of the sun and can really amplify the effects of the sun damage. If you're going to be inside all day, sitting underneath central heating, make sure that you use a really good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner - experts say that sitting indoors all day in the dry environment of an air-conditioned house is almost as bad as sitting underneath a hairdryer all day - which, when you think about it, can only spell disaster for your hair. Using the right products for your hair and tailoring your regime to the circumstances is incredibly important year-round, but especially through the winter.
Deep Conditioning Treatments are Your Best Friend
When it's particularly cold or your hair is particularly dry, use a deep-conditioning treatment on it at least once a week - apply to hair, wrap in a warm towel, then leave to sit for 10-20 minutes before washing out.