The winter of our discontent is here, and with it comes dropping temperatures and the simultaneous blasting of indoor heaters, which can leave your hair feeling dry, frizzy and staticky.
Cold, dry air strips hair of moisture, leaving it brittle and prone to breakage. In order to combat the effects of winter on your hair, you need to treat both your your hair and scalp, which is why we’re here to give you a rundown on all the products you need in your beauty arsenal to keep your hair game on point all season long.
In winter, try washing your hair less often if you can and opting for a dry shampoo in between washes. When you do wash, opt for a shampoo that hydrates your hair, like Moroccanoil’s Hydrating Shampoo. It’s infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and replenishing vitamins to nourish hair and revive dry strands.
29Secrets Pick: Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo, available at Sephora.
Complete your hair washing process with a moisturizing conditioner that will leave hair hydrated and nourished. During the colder months, we love using Moroccanoil’s Hydrating Conditioner as its infused with antioxidant oils and replenishing vitamins, leaving you with hair that looks and feels healthier and smoother.
29Secrets Pick: Moroccanoil Hydrating Conditioner, available at Sephora.
If you find that as soon as the cold weather arrives, your hair feeling coarse and dry, try adding a deep conditioning mask at least once a week to your routine. Treat yourself to David Mallett’s Mask No.1: L’Hydration this winter, as it works by restoring your hair’s lustre without weighing it down. The main ingredient is a powerful vegetable protein that works deep into the hair shaft to repair and hydrate it from within — so your hair won’t just look and feel better, it will be healthier too.
29Secrets Pick: David Mallett Mask No.1: L’Hydration, available at Net-a-Porter.
If you want instant results, we recommend giving The Innate Life’s Rose Hair Elixir a try. This multi-purpose elixir is made with over 15 organic oils and can be used to nourish split ends, tame frizzy hair, repair damaged hair and adds shine. Plus, it works as a leave-in hair treatment, too. What more could you want?
29Secrets Pick: The Innate Life Rose Hair Elixir, available at The Innate Life.
As soon as the temperatures drop, chances are you never leave your house without a toque. While this is great for keeping your head warm, wearing a hat in the winter can leave you with frizzy and staticky hair. We love IGK’s Laid Back Defrizz and Anti-Static Spray, as it’s formulated with coconut water and panthenol (a moisturizing and softening ingredient), which works to tame winter static. If that isn’t enough to make you use this product time and time again, knowing that it’s vegan and cruelty-free just might.
29Secrets Pick: IGK Laid-Back Defrizz And Anti-Static Spray, available at Sephora.
To tame flyaways on the go, you could use a dryer sheet, but we recommend using these fancy Kérastase hair blotters instead. These blotters use static-control technology to eliminate frizz with one simple swipe.
29Secrets Pick: Kérastase Carré Lissant Smoothing Sheets for All Hair Types, available at Amazon.