Winter Hair Secrets
HOW TO GET HEALTHY WINTER HAIR
Ah, Winter! It’s the season of holidays, cooler weather, and one of the toughest seasons on our hair! While guests to our hair salon don’t really experience any arctic blasts in New Orleans, cool dry winter air can still have an effect on your locks. Chilly temperatures and lack of humidity can trigger frizz and lead to dry, brittle, damaged strands.
So, how do you winterize your hair, and protect it from the effects of Old Man Winter? Follow these tips from the pros at our New Orleans hair salon for gorgeous tresses no matter what the weather.
FIGHT WINTER FRIZZ
During the winter months, hair needs additional moisture to stay hydrated & healthy and to combat frizz. Smoothing serums are wonderful frizz-busters , and leave-in conditioners are fabulous as well. Both of these products can be applied to your hair after towel drying.
Smoothing serums also serve as great protectors against moisture loss that can result from heat styling and drying. We have several great options available at our hair salon, including Keune’s So Pure Defrizz Serum. It is quite an amazing and versatile product that can be used in a multitude of ways: It helps to smooth and control frizz during blow-drying. It defines curls when hair is air-dried, and it seals in moisture and gives intense shine to straight hair.
SHAMPOO LESS OFTEN
Washing your hair every other day instead of daily is a great way to prevent your hair from becoming stripped of the moisture & natural oils that keep it protected during seasons of dry, chilly air. On the off-shampoo days, you can keep your hair feeling fresh by using a dry shampoo. Simply apply the dry shampoo near the scalp area to absorb excess oil and refresh your tresses. For color-treated hair, this works extremely well, and also helps to keep your hair color from fading.
TAKE A BREAK FROM HEAT STYLING
Overusing blow dryers, flat irons, curling wands, and other heat styling tools is one of the fastest ways to dehydrate your hair and cause damage to your hair cuticle. If you do use a blow dryer, use the cool setting instead of blasting your locks with super high heat. Keep the dryer moving as you use it so that it does not concentrate the stream of air on a particular spot for too long. When possible, air dry your hair instead of blow drying and always protect your hair with a serum.