Winter Hair Care Solutions
Winter is brutal on hair. There is no other way to say it. The dry air, cold temperatures, and constant heat styling like blow drying and flat ironing can really do some major damage. If you’re anything like me, you are already sick of the cold weather and all of the bad that comes with it—dry skin, cracked elbows, red noses, and staticy, frizzy, dehydrated hair! So, how are we ever supposed to protect ourselves from shriveling up into a dry bag of bones?!
I try to really be careful with my hair during these cold months. I wash my hair only twice a week, sleep on a satin pillowcase, and try to use products that will prevent further damage.
I like to shower at the end of the day. Once the kids are in bed I can really take my time in the shower and no have to be in a rush. It gives me more time to apply deep conditioning treatments too. But, since it is bone-chilling cold I have to blow-dry my hair. I just cant get into warm pj’s and hang around with wet hair or go to sleep with wet hair.
I try to get my hair as dry as possible with a hair towel turbine. That seems to really take the bulk of the moisture out of my hair which cuts down on drying time. I like to apply a heat protection spray before I finish with the blowdryer.
I have been pretty loyal to my shampoo. I purchased it from my hair dresser and it helps keep the color on my color treated hair. We have well water here which can also be brutal on hair never mind color treated hair. My hair also has texture and can be curly/wavy and left to it’s own devices is just not an option during the winter months!
Anyway, you know I’m always up for trying something new when it comes to hair and beauty! If I find something that is actually working for me I’m going to share it with YOU!
Avoid the havoc that the winter months wreak on our bodies by moisturizing with some of the best hair masks, oils, shampoos and hair treatment – The Flawless Line of haircare by Gabrielle Union.
Flawless Moisturizing Shampoo ($19, FlawlessHair.com) // This Moisturizing Shampoo rebalances and hydrates hair. A blend of rich oils and protein helps to nourish and provide protection, preventing breakage. Benefits: restores moisture to dry hair, cleanses and moisturizes while maintaining natural volume, improves luster and shine, and improves hair strength and elasticity. I love a shampoo that can really instantly transform my hair and after just one wash my hair felt clean, and hydrated, but not weighted down. I have medium/fine hair so heavy products can leave it lifeless.
Key Ingredients: Argan Oil, Marula Oil, Avocado Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Pea Protein, Aloe Juice
Flawless Moisturizing Conditioner ($19, FlawlessHair.com) // This hydrating conditioner detangles and provides moisture to dry and damaged hair. A blend of rich oils and proteins helps to nourish and provide protection to help prevent breakage. Benefits: strengthens and restores, provides lightweight hydration, improves elasticity to help prevent breakage. A little goes a long way with conditioner for me. I’m usually not one to condition each wash, and like to only apply to the ends of my hair. My hair has some damage from the well water/color/and dry conditions of winter so this was a nice way to provide some nice hydration without heaviness.
Key Ingredients: Argan Oil, Marula Oil, Avocado Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Apricot Oil, Pea Protein, Shea Butter
Flawless Oil Treatment ($25, FlawlessHair.com) // This silicone free Oil Treatment nourishes and prevents breakage while delivering intense hydration, conditioning and superior shine. Rich in natural oils, you will instantly see smoothed split ends and intense shine. Benefits: provides enhanced conditioning and shine, improves hair strength and health, and helps smooth split ends and fights against frizz. I put a little bit in my palm and rub this together to heat it up a bit before applying it to my ends and little fly-aways! Love it!
Key Ingredients: Argan Oil, Marula Oil, Avocado Oil, Pea Protein.
Flawless Heat Protectant Spray ($19, FlawlessHair.com) // Reduce the damaging effects of direct heat from hot irons and shield your hair with a liquid barrier of thermal protection up to 450 degrees! Flat irons glide through hair better without tugging, and curls slip through curling irons and wands for more styling ease. Ultra-light formula is non-greasy and won’t gunk up hot tools. A total necessity to apply any heat protectant spray before blowdrying or heat styling. This one has been a great addition to my winter hair care routine! I apply even on dirty hair when I touch up my curls with the curling wand.
Key Ingredients: Argan Oil, Marula Oil, Avocado Oil, Pea Protein, Cuticle Smoothing Agent.
All the Flawless products are – free from sulfates, parabens and gluten. Safe for: color-treated hair; relaxed hair, weaves, wigs, and human hair extensions. Cruelty-free and have ethically sourced ingredients!