You probably know that, when the temperature drops, your skincare products and needs should change. What you might not know, though, is that the same holds true for your hair.
If you think that you can get away with following the same hair care routine all year round, then you should think again. Haircare in winter is a different ballgame, and it calls for specific tools.
With the holidays just around the corner, gifting your loved ones (or yourself!) the best winter hair supplies is a great idea. Are you ready to discover what your winter hair care should consist of?
Then look no further. We are going to uncover the best tips, tricks, and treatments for luscious, healthy locks in winter.
Wash Your Hair Less Frequently
Let's begin with an easy one. During the summer months, you might be washing your hair quite often. Heat, humidity, and sweat all make you want to jump in the shower every day.
Don't be tempted to keep this routine going in winter as well, though. Winter hair doesn't need as much washing as summer hair. Aim to give your hair a wash a couple of times a week.
Anything more than that, and you might strip your hair's natural oils and cause damage and dryness. On top of this, opt for sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, to leave your hair beautifully cleaned and pampered without using any nasties.
Avoid Very Hot Water When Washing It
To remain on the topic of hair washing, you also want to dial that shower temperature down a notch. As appealing as it might be to take a boiling hot shower or bath when it's freezing outside, washing your hair with very hot water can harm your scalp.
And on those days when you don't have time (or you don't need) to give your hair a full wash, pop a shower cap on to protect it from the hot water.
Moisturize With a Hair Oil
The cold, dry winter hair can increase the risk of developing itchy, flaky, scalp, as well as the appearance of dandruff.
To help maintain your hair and scalps natural balance, use a moisturizing hair oil. Olive, almond, argan, and coconut oil all work great. Massage it gently with your fingertips, which will also feel like a lovely, relaxing treat.
Opt for a Microfiber Towel to Dry Your Hair...
Winter hair styling tools like hair driers, straighteners, or curlers, all use a high amount of heat. This can end up being very damaging to the health of your locks.
A game-changing trick is to wrap your hair in a microfiber towel as soon as you've stepped out of the shower. These towels help to dry your hair in a gentler, faster, and more natural way. They feature unmatched softness and coziness and are the perfect stocking filler for the upcoming holidays.
... And Don't Leave the House Until It's Fully Dry
Are you one of those gals who rush out of the house with a wet head? Then you might want to stop doing this, at least in winter. And not just because it might put you at an increased risk of catching a cold, but because wet hair is more prone to breaking when in contact with cold air.
And if you're always in a hurry in the morning, then why not wear one of our revolutionary hair bands? They will keep your hair protected and out of the way while you go about your morning routine. Apply your skincare, makeup, and get ready to leave the house while your band looks after your mane.
Use a Nourishing, Conditioning Mask Once a Week
Another winter hair care essential is a deep conditioning hair mask. There are plenty of excellent masks to choose from depending on your hair type and needs.
Or, if you feel like trying something different and fun, you could have a go at creating your own hair mask. It doesn't get more personalized than this! A custom hair mask can be another great gift idea to add to your list this Christmas.
Sleep on a Satin Pillowcase
We all know how important it is to get our beauty sleep every night. But if you think that any pillow will do just fine, then you're going to have to think again.
Anything that comes into contact with your hair has the potential to damage it, and this applies to poor-quality fabrics, too. For truly shining, healthy, pampered locks, you should sleep on a satin pillowcase.
If you want to take "rise and shine" to the next level, then use a satin pillowcase to reduce frizz and friction, and wake up to gorgeous hair.
Visit Your Hair Stylist Regularly
You might not feel like leaving your house when the temperature drops, but you still need to have regular hair appointments. So, wrap yourself up warm, and visit your trusted hairstylist throughout the winter months, to keep your hair healthy and happy.
Pop on a Hat Whenever You Go Out
Speaking of going out: are you wearing a hat? If not, make sure you do it. Whether you already have a cute woolly hat, or if you need a great excuse to buy a new one, you want your hair to be protected from the winter elements.
Choose soft, natural, organic fabrics to keep your mane and scalp toasty and snug. Hats make for perfect Christmas presents or stocking fillers, so here's another great idea to add to your list.
Nail Your Winter Hair Care, Give the Gift That Keeps on Giving
With our easy tips and tricks, you can ensure beautiful, glossy hair all year round: yes, including in winter!
And if you're short on gift inspiration for the upcoming holidays, then why not buy one of the winter hair care products that we talked about?
Give your loved ones (and yourself!) the gift of gorgeous locks this Christmas! For more information on our Turbie range, visit our website today.