Suffering from the frizzies or dull hair? Time to focus more on hair repair and recovery.
Winter weather can be tough on your locks, thanks to a combination of super drying outdoor elements and ultra-heated (and also ultra-drying) indoor environments. Often we find ourselves left with brutal split ends, the dreaded frizz halo, breakage, and overall dullness and lackluster texture. A bad hair day will put you on the fast track to having the winter blues – it’s a seasonal beauty woe dealt with by all hair types, textures and lengths, and it can be a serious confidence blow, especially when you’re bundled and shapeless in a puffy coat and lined pants (sometimes winter fashion is literally just your hair and makeup). It can do a number on your skin too. Here we’ve rounded up a few pro tips for hair repair to keep your hair healthy and happy.
Hair Repair on the Daily
First, let’s talk lifestyle. Nourishing natural hair products are key (we’ll get to those in a minute) but there are also a few simple everyday hacks that will reduce your chances of hair damage and lifeless strands in the winter. Wearing hats or beanies not only can add some fun to a multi-layered winter outfit, but can also protect your scalp from dryness and flaking from exposure to cold and wind – and can also be a great way to hide frizz (that doesn’t involve applying excessive amounts of hairspray). Another quick and intuitive switch up you can make relates to your hair elastics: instead of using super-grippy plastic bands, try going with a no-tangle cloth hair tie, which will avoid breakage and weakening of hair strands. Also key: never go outside with soaking wet hair. Freezing your locks will put them on the fast track to breakage, and will damage your hair shaft and make color fade faster. And maybe a no brainer: hold off on harsh hair bleaches, relaxing treatments and everyday heat styling in the winter. These hair rituals are tough on your locks in the best of times, and cold winter weather can exacerbate their negative side effects – damage, dryness and overly porous locks prone to splitting.
DIY Hair Mask
With these low maintenance lifestyle switchups in mind, you’ll be primed to get your hair winter ready. For regular extra intense moisture therapy, incorporate a hair mask into your weekly self care routine. Regular use of a moisture rich hair mask will help normalize moisture production in your scalp, preserve beneficials oils, and add bounce and shine – hair health and vitality is directly related to scalp health, so make sure you’re giving love to both. For a low-maintenance at home mask, try combining dry seaweed, aloe vera, honey and coconut oil and give yourself a scalp massage – say hello to stimulated hair follicles and an exfoliated scalp. A hair mask is key in the winter months for hair repair.
Not up for a hair mask but still want the results? You can still reap the full benefits of nourishing seaweed in our Kelp & Mint Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner. Kelp is a superfood for hair which contains plant collagen essential for the restoration of scalp health and scalp cell regeneration. Haven’t had enough of this seaweed goodness yet? Try adding it to your skin care routine for a moisturizing boost.
Hair Repair with a Hair Serum
If you’re not game for whipping up your own hair mask, don’t worry, you can still achieve those everyday looks that stay sleek even in the tundra with a super convenient and smoothing hair serum. Our Pro-Vitamin B5 Smoothing Hair Serum is a super multi-tasking hard worker with a formula that features wheat protein to fortify hair shafts, vitamin B5 to strengthen hair structure and stimulate growth, and Vitamin E to help repair and rebuild damaged hair follicles and promote moisture levels. Before you go out, pump some onto your hands and work it through your hair, beginning from the ends and working your way up to the roots for on-the-go hair repair and protection. You can also apply the hair serum after a shower or bath on damp hair.
Showering for Glossy Locks
We know we know, you’ve probably heard that showering isn’t the greatest for your hair health. But hair and scalp cleansing are just as important as skin cleansing, especially when you use the right nutrient packed shampoo and conditioner! For detangling and hair repair, our Glossing collection comes in big: a collection of 100% Pure ultra nutritious and beneficial formulas designed to treat brittle and thirsty hair prone to damage and frizz. Our Glossing Shampoo is formulated with seaweed collagen for rejuvenation and strengthening, and rose hydrosol flower water for moisture and PH balance to help get rid of flaking and irritation. Our Glossing Conditioner boasts a similarly stellar resume, with an ultra hydrating base of aloe water plus rose hydrosol, avocado butter, and virgin coconut oil for intensely rich moisture and detangling action.
Another lux alternative for hair repair is our Honey and Virgin Coconut Shampoo and Honey and Virgin Coconut Conditioner, both super yummy tropical formulas (for a scent journey when vacation seems like a far away memory), featuring rose hydrosol, aloe, and plant cellulose for hair restructuring, strengthening and rich moisture enhancement. Doesn’t that sound so much more delectable than the synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, chemical preservatives, sulfates, and detergents that are found in conventional hair products? Pro tip: if you’re battling seriously dry locks, try opting out of shampoo every other hair wash – sometimes even the most nourishing formulas are best used sparingly on super dry hair, which can become further oil depleted if you over cleanse it.
Taken together, these tips are a no-fail roadmap for avoiding winter hair mishaps. Remember, when in doubt throw on a hat, moisture is your best friend, and as always, stick with natural ingredients that won’t irritate your hair or skin. Still struggling with the winter blues? Check out some of our self care tips. Stay tuned here for more seasonal 100% PURE product guides on hair, skin care, makeup, and more!