A La Moda: Winter Hair Tips and Tricks

by Linda Ripoll
12.26.2011

As the snow falls outside, you’re huddled indoors by the fire in your coziest PJ’s and sipping on a cup of hot cocoa.

This scenario sounds heavenly, but while you’re basking in your cushy winter moment, your poor hair is screaming for some TLC. During the brisk months, our hair is exposed to varying extremes, from harsh cold weather to blaring heat. In order to get our locks back on track this winter, here are three great hair care treatments that will banish the frizzies and eliminates static cling, all while restoring shine, hydration, and health.

Hot Oil Treatment – The hot oil treatment has been around for centuries, but luckily it has been given a major upgrade in recent years. You can easily find high quality, all-natural oil treatments, such as Phyto Huile D’Ales Pre-Shampoo Intense Hydrating Oil Treatment. The best way to use the hot oil treatment is once every two weeks. After washing hair with a moisturizing shampoo, towel dry hair gently and then massage the hot oil treatment into your hair and scalp being sure to get the ends of your hair too. Let it sit for 30 minutes. For additional conditioning, sit underneath a dryer or wrap hair with a hot towel. After 30 minutes, rinse out the treatment and style as usual.

Moisturizing Shampoo – During the winter, your hair is in dire need of moisture and hydration, but oftentimes we use shampoos that further strip our hair of its natural oils and conditioners. The answer to this issue is moisturizing shampoos. These emollient shampoos do double duty. They cleanse hair and rid it of dirt, grime, and product build up. They also infuse hair with hydration, further softening and smoothing the hair. One of the best moisturizing shampoos available is Black Vanilla Sulfate-Free Moisturizing Shampoo.

Satin Pillowcase – We rarely think about moisture and our pillowcases. However, the standard cotton pillowcase is one of the biggest culprits of dry, dehydrated hair. In order to give your hair a fighting chance during the winter or any cold season, invest in a satin pillowcase. Satin pillowcases decrease hair breakage and allow hair to retain moisture.

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