It’s important to note that as you start getting out those sweaters and cold-weather attire, to realize that not only is it important to amp up the use of your lip balms and hand creams, but also take the time to winterize your hair care routine.
Winter means dryness, both inside and out. As the weather cools, we turn on our heaters both at home and at the office. This causes more moisture to evaporate and this lack of moisture produces drier skin and hair, deflates curls, and brings on that dreaded static. Not to mention, colder weather, winds, and no snow mean drier weather outside as well.
Aveda offers great ideas to transition from fall and winter with some tips on how to winterize your routine so that your hair will stay looking supple and healthy all winter long.
Start the transition early. Fall is the best time to start using leave-in conditioner such as Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair. This great leave-in conditioner helps keep your hair moisturized and reduces static in your hair.
Switch up your go-to shampoo and conditioner. As winter approaches, if you notice dryness and dullness, choose something with more moisture. Try Cherry Almond Softening Shampoo and Conditioner for normal to dry hair. If you’re suffering from intensely dry hair, Dry Remedy Shampoo and Conditioner will help you keep your hair manageable for winter.
Manage the frizz. We’ve mentioned static already but as it gets deeper into winter, you may become a victim of intense static and fly-aways. Light Elements Smoothing Fluid is a great product to tame those wintertime frizzies while giving you a boost of added shine.
Amp up the Moisture with a Masque. As you get into the heart of winter, hair masques are a must-have. Add one with extra moisture, such as Dry Remedy Masque to keep on hand and use whenever your hair is feeling really dehydrated. Once a week is typically fine but if you’re one who shampoos on a daily basis, you may need to use it up to three times weekly for an added touch of moisture.
Double the Control. Here’s a cool pro tip you may not know about. Use Air Control for BOTH your staticky hair and clothing. Either spray a small amount on our clothes where you are having trouble with clinginess or spray it on a tissue and wipe it on the surface of your hair where you need to squelch that static.
Say No to Dry. Everyone needs a bottle of Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil for their bathroom and for their purse. The oil absorbs into your hair to nourish it all day long, leaving you with shine, moisture, and a pleasing aroma. You can use it as a touch up during the day or before you go out at night as well.
When you’re in for your next treatment or haircut, ask your stylist about getting your hair winter routine in order before the cold hits. Contact us at Five Senses Spa, Salon & Barbershop. Call us at (309) 693-7719 or visit us at 5035 W American Prairie Drive in Peoria to schedule your appointment. Prefer to book and manage appointments from your mobile device? Try our free mobile app, available on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.