We are officially in the midst of the winter months, and unless you’re one of the lucky ones with a flight to somewhere exotic, it unfortunately looks as though the cold weather may be sticking around for a little while longer.
But this isn’t always bad. Free diaries after all the madness of December, means you can cosey up in your new lounge wear, or visit frost-covered locations with stunning views on your January winter walks. What’s not to love??
Well, there is one thing – the effects of these cold months on your hair. Trust us, if you’re one of these people, you’re not alone. Constant changes in temperature and the weather can leave your hair feeling dry, brittle and even damaged. However, don’t panic – this isn’t permanent! There are loads of ways you can restore your hair, lock in that moisture, and feel fabulous once more. We are here to let you in on some easy changes you can make to help deal with your dry hair this January. Just like with anything else; your skin, nails, your hair just needs a little bit of extra TLC!
TIP 1: AVOID WASHING YOUR HAIR TOO FREQUENTLY
Everybody, at some point or another has been guilty of washing their hair too much and falling into the trap of realising it then needs washing more and more frequently! Try to limit the number of times you wash your hair each week, if you wash it every other day – why not try every two or three days?
Shampooing too frequently can diminish your hair of its natural oils and leave your scalp feeling thirsty for some hydration. For those in-between days, invest in a good dry shampoo to have your fresh-hair look lasting longer!
We are obsessed with this Perk Up dry shampoo from Amika, who knew a waterless wash could look that great? It’s completely talc-free and effortlessly removes excess oil, build-up and odor. Your hair is left feeling fresh and clean, meaning you never have to have a bad hair day.
For you brunette babes, why not try Moroccanoil Dark Dry Shampoo. You won’t regret it!
TIP 2: USE A GOOD HEAT PROTECTION
As you would’ve guessed, using heat to dry and style your hair (just like too much exposure to the sun) can seriously dry out your locks and cause breakages. Letting your hair dry naturally on occasion or rocking the au-naturel look on a night out can really help your hair to retain its strength.
However, we know this is easier said than done! You should always go out looking and feeling fabulous, with a sleek straight style or classic curls. I mean, why not? Luckily we have just the products to help – using a salon-quality heat protection can shield your hair and leave it feeling sleek and shiny.
This Blow Dry Mist is simply a MUST have – it’s ideal for use with all heat styling. Not only does it protect your strands from thermal damage, it reduces frizz, static, it even helps to refresh your colour.
Simply spray onto wet or dry hair from the roots to the ends and you’re good to go!
TIP 3: CONDITION, CONDITION, CONDITION
When you do come to wash your hair (reminder, not as frequently!), using a professional, good quality conditioner can help combat those brittle ends. Commit to using a leave-in conditioner once a week, this will work wonders to regain healthy and vibrant hair.
If you haven’t felt the effects of this product yet, then trust us, you and your locks are missing out. This leave-in conditioner, is multi-acting – it detangles, primes and protects your hair from humidity. Yes, all in that one bottle! All you need to do is spray onto towel dried hair and comb through before styling.
Say goodbye to dry frizz and hello to glossy, liquid hair!
TIP 4: USE HAIR OILS
Hair oils (in our opinion) aren’t spoken about enough and are our stars of the show for Dry January. There is often the notion that oils will leave hair feeling greasy, but rest assured – there’s no grease around here – just shine! If you do nothing else for your hair this January, invest in a good hair oil!!!
They can be used in so many ways; to touch up your locks throughout the day or as part of your nighttime routine – well who says you need to be awake to look after your hair? If you use a hair oil before going to bed, all the hard work is done while you snooze. During a full 8 hours of restoration, the oils will work to reduce dehydration and make your hair feel super nourished and glossy.
When you wake up, simply cleanse and condition your hair as normal and see the incredible results!
We couldn’t recommend this serum more! Enriched with Iris root extract and a 5 vitamin blend, your hair will feel nourished and smooth with a satin finish in no time.
TIP 5: TRIM THOSE SPLIT ENDS
And finally, don’t neglect your stylist!
Even though there are wonderful products to use at home, nothing is better for your hair than a salon cut. Make sure you have regular appointments to prevent split ends and you’ll leave feeling completely refreshed and fabulous. Just walk into your local salon!
We love to see how you’re combating Dry January, whether that’s the results of some of our top pick products or a fresh cut from one of our salons – share your results with us at @SupercutUK