The hair products to see you safely through winter
As soon as the chilly starts to set in, everyone seems to be in a spin about their skin. You’re sure to hear complains like, ‘the air conditioning is drying out my skin!’ and my personal favourite, ‘help! My skin is flaking off!’
What no one seems to realise is that just like our skin, our hair also cops a brutal beating as soon as the seasons start to change. There comes a point where your regular shampoo and conditioning routine just won’t cut it – and it’s necessary to bring in the hair hydration big guns.
This winter, protect your tresses by making sure your hair artillery looks a little something like this…
#1: a scalp-protecting shampoo and conditioner with grunt
The colder weather calls for a shampoo and conditioning duo that works that little bit harder. Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Intense Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner is formulated with cactus extract, meaning that your scalp protected from the dry and itchy feeling that can come with hot air from heaters. Likewise, the De Lorenzo Tricho Natural Scalp Therapy 3-Step System is the tough, ultra nourishing system to ensure your hair and scalp have the right defense against the winter chill and all it brings with it.
#2: a heavy-duty hair masque
Nothing stops the brittle, damaging effects of winter like a nourishing hair masque; that being said, the masque needs to be made of the right stuff to really make a difference. Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask ($80, quecolour.com) is made with rare (totally luxurious) prickly pear seed oil, which is known for its antioxidant and regenerating properties. Muk spa Argan Oil Repair Mask is a buttery hair treatment that repairs moisture and softness with the help of hydrating argan oil – and no nasties!
#3: a hard-hitting leave in treatment
Once you’ve given your locks a pampering treat, it’s time to leave it with the tools that are essential to ward off any damaging effects of the winter months. A good leave-in treatment can do that, which is why we recommend you give Schwarzkopf Extra Care Marrakesh Oil & Coconut Express Mousse Treatment a go. The treatment coconut extract and organ argan oil which help to make your hair feel softer and stronger with every wash! TRESemme Platinum Strength Stay Soft Leave In is also well worth trying, as it contains the revolutionary Renewing Complex, which is capable of visibly repairing up to two years of damage and makes your hair stronger to prevent future damage, too.
#4: adequate heat protection
There is no bigger hair damage culprit during winter than our heat styling tools. Provide your hair with the best possible protection by arming it with a heavy duty heat protecting spray like Moroccanoil Heat Styling Protection, which defends against all hot tools, has a soft hold and provides a glossy finish. TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe Heat Protection Mist is also a great choice, as it helps protect against damage and breakage caused by blow-drying and hair straightening.
#5: a night shift line of defence
If you think your dry and brittle locks are indicative of the trauma your tresses are facing in the chillier months, up the ante of your haircare with a truly rich, nourishing masque that does it’s magic as you sleep. Pantene Pro V Night Miracle Essence is a leave in treatment that you apply as a masque as you sleep and works hard to deliver eight hours of continuous repair as you sleep (and is gone by morning!).
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