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Hair Care Tips for the Winter Months

As we go through these winter months, you may start to notice changes in the condition of your hair. That’s because the extreme temperature changes between our indoor and outdoor activities have an effect on our hair, as can the overall low humidity and exposure to dry, indoor heated air. Caring for your new Five Senses hairstyle or hair color in the winter means caring for the overall health of your hair, and here are some tips that can help. 

Cut back on heated styling tools. The heated indoor air can already pull moisture out of your hair, so you’ll want to avoid any extra heat from blow dryers or other heated tools. That can mean choosing a different hairstyle that requires less styling, washing your hair in the evening and letting it air dry, or using professional heat protectant products that seal off moisture in your hair when you do use heated styling tools. Your Five Senses stylist might recommend Aveda® Speed of Light®, which protects hair from heat damage while reducing blow-dry time up to 50%.

Use a hat outdoors. Protect your hair from harsh winter weather by wearing a hat while outdoors. The best choice is a hat with a satin or silk lining because there will be less friction, which means less chance of frizz, damage, or breakage. 

Use professional products. The styling experts at Five Senses Spa, Salon & Barbershop always recommend using professional products, and it’s even more important to do so in the winter. That’s because store brand shampoos, conditioners, and styling products can contain harsh chemicals that dry out each strand and make winter conditions even worse for your hair. Professional products by Aveda® are made with natural ingredients that nourish your hair without stripping away its natural hydration. They are also 100% vegan, so you can feel good about the nourishing products you choose for your hair. 

Eat a healthy diet. A healthy body means healthy hair because your scalp needs the right nutrients and oxygen delivery for healthy hair growth. Eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables along with other healthy choices to get the B vitamins, zinc, iron, and Vitamin C you need to help promote healthy skin and hair.

Keep up with regular trims. Your hair will look dry and frizzy if split ends are out of control, so it’s important to make regular appointments with your Five Senses stylist to keep those ends trimmed between coloring and styling appointments. A crisp, fresh-cut will keep your style looking like you just stepped out of our Five Senses salon.

Good hair care habits are especially important during the harsh winter months. Make an appointment at Five Senses Spa, Salon & Barbershop for your regular trim or to get a new style or Aveda® color that’s perfect for you. We’re dedicated to helping you look and feel your best all year long. Call us today at (309) 693-7719 to book an appointment. You can also visit us at 5035 W American Prairie Drive in Peoria, Ill. Or better yet, book the perfect appointment for your schedule with our mobile app! It’s available for free from iTunes or Google Play.