5 Ways to Winter-Proof Your Hair

5 Ways to Winter-Proof Your Hair


winter-proof your hair

Winter is upon us and with that it brings dry, brittle, flat hair. Luckily, a small survival kit is all you need to ensure that your hair remains gorgeous throughout the cold season. Here are my professional tips to guide you!

1. Keep It Moisturized

One of the first things you will start to notice about your hair this winter is it may feel, and even look, a bit dry. During these months the moisture level in the air is very low, which for most people will result in your hair lacking moisture as well. The best way to ensure that your hair remains silky and hydrated is to switch to a shampoo and conditioner especially formulated for dry hair. This will replenish any moisture that has been lost as well as maintain the moisture levels in your hair.

2. Stay Dry

Leaving the house with a wet head in winter is an absolute no-no, not only for your health but also the health of your hair. If your hair is holding onto water and the temperature is below freezing, the water in your hair can crystallize and begin to freeze which will make your hair more prone to breakage.

3. Cover It Up

Between the cold, the wind and the snow, the wintery elements are no friend of hair so it's necessary to shield your locks to keep them looking fresh. Whether it’s a hat, a hood or a scarf, there are options out there for everyone and every style. I recommend putting your hair in a high bun before covering, to prevent it from falling flat. A bun will also help keep everything in place if the wind does happen to blow a little too strongly.

4. Beat the Cling

By far the biggest problem we have with our hair at this time of year is the dreaded static cling. While keeping dryer sheets in your pocket is a quick fix in a pinch, there's no solution like being prepared. Try a static spray—like Alterna Winter RX Anti-Static Spray –which will instantly eliminate static with just a small spritz. Keep your eyes out for travel size products, which are perfect to throw in your purse or keep in your glove box.

5. Start at the Root

Having a dry, flaky scalp is a concern for many people throughout the year but this problem gets significantly worse during the dryer months. If you suffer from dry scalp, the only relief is to nourish and hydrate the foundation of your hair. Try The Body Shop Ginger Scalp Care Shampoo, which will hydrate, exfoliate and soothe your scalp.


Winter-proof your hair this season with these suggestions in mind and it will stay looking fresh, silky and beautiful. Have any other hair dilemmas you’d like me to address? Leave your questions below!

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