Updated: Jan 30
Winter is here! How to winterize your hair.
Are you having hair trouble?
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I have put together our go-to tips to have your beautiful hair and make it work for you!
We all have different colors, styles, goals, and even our make-up of hair, so it's important to take these 7 tips and make them work for you in the best way possible.
So let's start with the bad news? Cold weather can be absolutely brrrrrrutal on your hair and scalp. But......the good news: You can winterize your hair — dodging damage by switching up your hair care routine, products, and treatments. Here are our top 7 ways to keep hair looking fabulous when it’s frigid.
1. Moisture, Moisture, And More Moisture.
We’re putting this right at the top because, well, adding moisture is the #1 rule for winterizing your hair. Switch to a shampoo and conditioner specifically formulated to combat dryness. A perfect example: MONAT brand new Advanced Hydration Collection or our NEW Super Nourish Duo.
If your hair is too thin or fine to stand up to much moisture, rotate Black 2N1 into your regular product line, or use a deep conditioner once a week, like the Replenish Masque (which is excellent for thin hair). If you have the opposite problem and your hair can’t get enough moisture, add Rejuvnique Oil to your daily care ritual —and be amazed at how much difference a few drops of oil can make.
2. Cover It Up.
A physical barrier from icy temps and cold winds is a must. Luckily, there is no shortage of cute caps, hats, and scarves online to shield your tresses and complete your outfit. However — this leads to another dreaded winter hair woe: static electricity. Avoid this by wrapping your it in a silk scarf or sleeping cap before donning a wool hat. It’s a great protector from potential damage caused by a hat rubbing or tugging. There are great ways to winterize your hair.
3. Ask For More Love In The Salon.
Request (or take your Rejuvenique Oil) a Scalp Treatment at the shampoo bowl. These are customized treatments that intensely moisturize/repair your hair, or balance/ detox your scalp. They’re formulated with aromatherapeutic essential oils that smell heavenly and add instant shine and softness. (Best of all, you can do them right at home).
4. Stay Out Of Hot Water.
When the weather outside is frightful, a hot shower can be so delightful. BUT, it can wreak havoc on your hair. Never wash or rinse your hair in hot water; use warm or lukewarm water. This keeps the heat from drying out your hair, fading your color and causing further damage. If you can stand it, follow with a cool or cold rinse to lock in moisture. ( I personally rinse my hair in the tub, because this body does not do cold water.)
5. Use A Heat Styling Protectant.
Never ever leave the house with wet hair — not only would your mom get mad, but your hair could freeze, become brittle, and break. The inability to air-dry means you may be doing more heat drying and styling in the winter months, so invest in a product with a thermal protectant. Good news: all the MONAT Thermal Protectant Styling Shield protects against heat styling.
6. Trim It Up.
Even if you’re focused on growing your hair, do NOT choose the winter months to skip a haircut or trim. Dry hair leads to brittle ends, and once the ends of your hair start to split or break, it's hard to keep them up. You can, however, use our award-winning Rejuvabeads to mend the ends in the meantime. MONAT New Restructuring line will mend the damage on your hair, this is great lengthening that time in between your cuts. In general cut your hair every 3-4 weeks for short hair, 4-6 weeks for medium-length, and 6-10 weeks for long hair.
7. Skip Shampooing.
Lather your hair less frequently in winter, but use conditioner every time — at least on the ends. If your scalp gets the grease when you skip a wash, The Champ Dry Shampoo refreshes and revitalizes second- and third-day winterize your hair.
Bonus: your hair will smell mesmerizing.
We’ve heard people refer to winter as the “bad hair season,” and we get it — but honestly, it doesn’t have to be. When you’ve got a little bit of knowledge and the right products, Jack Frost may nip at your nose but he’ll leave your hair alone. If you need some guidance during the winter, I'm your girl!
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