How Do I Keep My Hair Healthy In Winter?
As we are currently in the midst of winter (and probably wishing for spring and summer to hurry up... who even likes waking up to dark, cold, wet mornings?... certainly not us) whilst its not time to reach for the sun hats just yet, its cosy beanie season and time to protect our hair from the winter weather.
Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as changing accessories and there are a number of things you can do to maintain beautiful, hydrated hair.
You wouldn't really think so, but it’s just as important to keep your hair hydrated in winter as it is in summer. As we are constantly changing temperatures from moving from the freezing cold outside to central heating inside, this can cause breakage to our hair. Save any panicking because we are here to help with our guide on our top tips to get your hair looking fabulous this season…
Our Top Tips:
- Add Hydration
- Thoroughly Dry
- Control The Temperature
- Keep It Up
1.) Add Hydration
If you are like us, you will take any excuse to have a pamper night so that is exactly what we are giving you.
It's important to regularly spoil your hair to a treatment that deep conditions. At Additional Lengths, we love the Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask.
This is a quick, reviving five minute hair mask so is a perfect step in your pamper night routine. Simply apply a generous amount to your towel dried hair and comb it through, then leave it on for 7-10 minutes (maybe with a glass of wine or a hot chocolate if you prefer) and finish by rinsing thoroughly.
The mask is infused with all the good stuff including proteins to help bring out your hairs inner health, restore elasticity and rebuild strength while repairing damage such as environmental stresses. This leaves your hair incredibly moisturised with a gorgeous shine. We recommend using this once a week depending on what your hair needs. Sounds perfect to us!
An additional personal favourite of ours is another treatment, not to be biased or anything but our sister brand Remi Cachet's Miracle Mist is fabulous for you extensions wearers and non extension wearers to treat and condition your hair. All you need to do is spray this evenly on damp or dry hair before and after washing. This is great to minimise any tangles and to add conditioning ingredients to protect them from breakage, plus it has added heat defence (but more on that later...)
Last but not least, is the Remi Cachet Hair Oil, carefully developed to assist in your routine for looking after your hair extensions as well as keeping your own hair feeling super hydrated. After washing, apply the oil to damp hair by sectioning your hair extensions and applying a generous amount to the palm of your hand. Next, rub your hands together, and starting at the tips, gently rub the oil into the hair moving upwards. (But, always remember to never apply this to the root or bonded areas of your extensions).
The oil will then dry into the hair giving it a boost of moisture for long lasting quality. You are then free to style your hair just how you like it… happy styling!
2.) Thoroughly Dry
Remember the saying “don't go out with wet hair”? Well, this is something to remember when looking after your hair this winter. It's important to always make sure your hair is completely dry before going outside.
Having a shower before you go out and don't want to wet your hair? Problem solved with the Remi Cachet Shower Cap.
Making sure your hair is thoroughly dry before you go outside keeps it healthy and strong, preventing breakage and split ends. And for those with coloured hair reading this, it has also been shown to retain your hair colour for longer… hallelujah!
3.) Control The Temperature
Whilst it may be nice to have your tools on full heat providing you with some warmth on these cold days, it's not so nice to your hair. Temperature control on your heated tools is a great way to look after your hair. The full collection of styling tools from Qute have a variable temperature control so you can set the heat to what you want.
Hairdryers wise the ghd Helios Hair Dryer has also varying temperature controls.
Never forget that when working with heat you always need a heat protectant. As mentioned, Remi Cachet's Miracle Mist has added heat protection to help protect your hair against damage from harsh temperatures... a haircare essential.
4.) Keep It Up
Let your hair take a break from the cold when you are out and about. Loosely tying your hair up is a good way to do this such as with a sleek ponytail or a cute plait. These are great ways to lock in moisture and maintain healthy, shiny hair by preventing it drying out.
Don't forget that hats are also a perfect way to keep your hair contained and are perfect excuse to treat yourself to a new accessory (you're welcome).
Do you have anymore questions about protecting your hair in these colder months? Feel free to contact us and one of our team will be happy to help. We also LOVE seeing your looks so whilst you're styling your hair this season make sure you tag us in your pictures on Instagram @additional_lengths for a chance to be featured on our channels.