A Guide to Winter Hair Survival

If your hair has fallen victim to freezing temperatures and bone-dry conditions, we’ve got the #hairtips to help your strands during winter hibernation. Keep reading to see our top picks to fight pesky frizz and static this season.

MOISTURIZE

Invest in a quality treatment that will smooth, nourish, and help protect your hair from harmful environments. Applying a hair oil or cream as soon as you step out of the shower will help seal in moisture while preventing frizz and breakage.
Our top picks:

Glow shine infuse serum. This award-winning plant-based serum uses the help of super food seed oils (like broccoli, chia, cucumber, pumpkin, black raspberry, tomato, and cranberry) that penetrate the hair shaft to nourish hair from the inside out.

Fast Food leave on conditioner. This fan-favourite formula is full of potent humectants to instantly smooth and calm frizzy, thick or coarse hair while adding weightless condition and shine.

AIR DRYING IN THE WINTER

While you may be able to get away with a wash-and-go routine in the summer months, stepping out into cold air while your hair is still damp can cause damage. The sudden drop in temperature expands your hair shaft, making it more prone to breakage, so it’s important to leave yourself enough time in the morning to blow dry completely.

Our top picks:

Deflect fast dry heat protectant spray. How it works: when hair is wet, round, dense droplets of water sit on the surface of the hair shaft and require prolonged heat to evaporate. In Deflect, ingredients like abyssinian oil encourage the water droplets to collapse and lie flat, increasing the surface area of water available to heat. The result is water that evaporates rapidly and hair that dries significantly faster.

Rosehip Balm hair dry lotion. Formulated with nourishing ingredients like cold-pressed rosehip oil and essential fatty acids, Rosehip Balm instantly smooths, calms, and seals the hair cuticle, making air or blow drying more manageable. Organic apple cider vinegar and mango seed butter also works to eliminate frizz and add shine while rebuilding strength and elasticity.

STYLE STRATEGICALLY

Frizz and static can be frustrating during dry winter months, but a strategic style can work wonders to keep hair tangle-free. Windy conditions can cause friction and wreak havoc especially if you’re wearing thick scarves and coats. Try your hand at trendy Dutch braids or a sleek, low bun to keep your hairs in place. If you’re pressed for time, opt for a chic accessory like a silk scarf or satin-lined beanie to keep frizz at bay.

Our top picks:

Texture Gloss. This lightweight gloss provides touchable hold while bringing moisture and gloss to dry, brittle hair. Simply emulsify a small amount in palms and apply to dry, styled hair to set in place.

Frizzproof argan anti-humidity finishing spray. This lightweight finishing spray locks out frizz and flyaways by creating an invisible, weightless shield over your hair, protecting your style from rain, mist, and snow.

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