Healthy Winter Hair

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The holidays are right around the corner; with it comes the cold, dry air that causes hair to become dry, brittle and frizzy. Now is a great time to add a little TLC to your hair care routine to alleviate the brittleness and breakage. Let’s consider some great things you can do in between salon visits to keep your hair looking healthy through the winter months.

Hydrate and more hydrate! Now is the time of year to use conditioner every time you wash your hair! A hydrating masque like the dry remedy™ moisturizing masque by Aveda gives your hair the hydration kick it needs to stay soft and supple all winter long.

Go gentle. Avoid strong shampoos like those used for dandruff or oily hair. These types of shampoos tend to dry and weaken the hair, and that’s not something we want to see in the winter. Ideally, use a mild neutral shampoo for daily use such as our shampure™ or cherry almond shampoo™ to infuse your hair with a calm, smoothing effect.

Massage your scalp. A regular scalp massage can go a long way in protecting your hair from the cold. When you apply your masque or composition oil, gently massage your scalp to promote blood circulation and remove those unwanted dead skin cells. Healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp!

Turn down the heat. There’s nothing better to warm ourselves up then stepping into a hot steaming shower. However, washing your hair with hot water may weaken your hair’s cuticle. When it comes to heated styling tools, try towel drying to get the excess water removed and cut down on the time you need to use your hair dryer. Heat drying weakens hair and causes breakage, so the less you use irons and curlers, the more you protect your hair from breaking. If you must use your styling tools, pair them with Aveda’s damage control spray™ and turn the temperature down to a low setting.

Stay up on your nutrients. A healthy diet is very important for not only your body but to keep your skin and hair in tip-top shape! Foods rich in proteins, vitamins, and zinc help keep your hair strong with an added sheen. And always remember to drink plenty of water to keep your skin and hair hydrated.

If you need a little help showing your hair some love this winter, our stylists can help you choose the right Aveda products for your hair type. Give us a call at (309) 693-7719 to schedule an appointment. Or better yet, book the perfect appointment for your schedule with our mobile app. It’s available for free from iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon. Visit us at 5035 West American Prairie Drive in Peoria, Il.