Hey there snow bunnies, chill-seekers, cold-weather lovers! Winter is no longer coming, it is officially here, and along with cosy knitwear and hot choccy, it brings a whole new set of challenges for our luscious locks. The cold air, indoor heating and pesky static can wreak havoc on our hair, leaving it dull, dry and lifeless. But never fear, your friendly neighbourhood hair expert is here and I’ve got your back with these seven winter hair hacks to keep your mane looking fabulous all season long.
Hydrate from the inside out
Beautiful hair starts from within my friend. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and nourish your body with a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals. Foods like avocados, nuts and leafy greens provide essential nutrients that promote healthy hair growth and keep your locks shiny and strong. So load up on those nourishing goodies and you’ll soon be rocking a mane that would make even Elsa jealous.
Lock in moisture with a good quality organic shampoo
When it comes to winter hair care, it’s all about hydration baby! Opt for a high-quality organic shampoo like George Stay All Day Clean Shampoo, to gently cleanse your hair without stripping away its natural oils. Packed with nourishing ingredients like Finger Lime and Aloe Vera, it not only cleanses but also hydrates and repairs damaged hair. Say goodbye to dry, brittle strands and hello to luscious locks that are winter ready.
Don’t overwash your hair
While it’s important to keep your hair clean, overwashing and too much exposure to scalding hot water (we all love our steamy winter showers) can strip away your hair’s natural oils and leave it dry and frizzy. During winter, try to extend the time between washes to allow your hair’s natural oils to nourish and protect it. Let it go, let it go, and let your hair have some rest!
Show your scalp some love
Winter can be stressful, not just for your hair, but also for your scalp. Combat dryness and promote healthy hair growth with regular scalp massages. When you’re conditioning, gently massage your scalp using your fingertips in circular motions to stimulate blood flow and distribute natural oils. It’s like giving your scalp a warm winter hug, and you hair will thank you with extra shine and vitality!
Say “No” to hot tools
We all get it, rocking a fabulous hairstyle is an automatic confidence booster. But during winter, it’s best to give your hair a break from excessive heat styling. Those curling irons and straighteners may give you the sleek locks or bouncy curls you crave, but they also suck the moisture straight out of your hair, leaving it dry and damaged. Embrace your natural texture, experiment with heatless styles or try some cute winter hats to keep your mane looking chic without the heat damage.
Protect your hair from the elements
Just like you bundle up to protect yourself from the cold, your hair needs some shielding too! Invest in stylish hats, scarves or headbands that not only keep you warm but also protect your locks from the harsh winter winds. Choose accessories made from gentle materials like silk or satin to minimise friction and prevent frizz. Your hair will thank you for the extra layer of love.
Embrace the power of hair masks
Winter is the perfect time to indulge in some self-care and give your hair some extra love. Treat yourself to a luxurious hair mask once a week to replenish moisture and restore vitality to your locks. Look for masks enriched with ingredients like flaxseed, shea butter or coconut oil, like our George Better Hair Days Mask, to deeply nourish and hydrate your hair. It’s like a spa day for your tresses, giving them the TLC they deserve.
Remember, winter doesn’t have to be a nightmare for your hair. With these five hacks in your arsenal, you’ll keep your locks luscious and healthy throughout the season. Nourish your body from the inside out, embrace the power of a good quality organic shampoo, give your hot tools a break, protect your hair from the elements and indulge in a good quality hair mask. Your hair will be winter-ready and turn heads wherever you go.