I’m slowly getting used to layering on clothing to brave the elements. Remember summer? When you grabbed your bag and walked out the door in nothing but a simple sundress and flip flops? Now it’s a sweater, boots, scarf, gloves, coat, check, check, check.
While I’m enjoying getting some mileage out of my boot collection again, my hair is not taking the season shift so well. The lack of moisture, cold temperatures, and brisk wind are tough on the tresses. Things can get dry, brittle, dull– and the static isn’t fun for anyone. What to do?
Moisturize. Chapstick/Burt’s/Kiehl’s for the hair:
2. Frederic Fekkai Technician Color Care Mask ($35)
You can start with switching up your shampoo and conditioning regime to something a little more moisturizing. Biolage’s Hydratherapie system is a favorite (4), while Garnier’s new(ish) Triple Nutrition line is a great drugstore find (3).
Deep conditioning once a week can do wonders for thirsty hair. There are a ton of hair masks and conditioning treatments out there– I typically snag one that has avocado oil, olive oil, argan oil, or shea butter in it (or some combination of those miracle oils). Moroccan oil is pretty huge right now, and their Hydrating Mask (6) is definitely on my list of go-to products. I use the Moroccanoil Oil Treatment (6) after a blowout to smooth flyaways and give my ends a little moisture.
For highlighted ladies, Frederic Fekkai’s Technician Color Care Mask is amazing (2) at protecting color-treated hair. Fekkai’s Glossing Cream (5) has plenty of olive oil to hydrate– I work it into still-damp hair before blow-drying. Tresemme’s shine spray (1) is a perfect finishing touch (on the cheap!); it always gives me shine to spare.
What do you use to save your hair from cold, dry winters?