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Winter Hair: Surviving Seasonal Snags

Whether you’re grappling with hat hair, frizz or impossibly dry hair, help is at hand.

As moody winter days take hold the bitter cold mornings see us buried in the blankets pushing snooze until the last possible minute. As usual, our hair often bears the brunt of the harsh elements and winter is no exception. Chilly temps, blustering wind, heat pumps blasting, and fluctuating temperatures can leave even the healthiest locks looking lacklustre and brittle.

Not to worry, this season, we're equipping you with expert advice and nourishing products to keep your hair looking fab from root to tip. We're solving one problem at a time; from maintaining moisture, dealing with frizz and static, and what to do if you have hat hair. So you can say goodbye to silly winter snags and embrace the season with a great hair, even in the wind. Delve into colleen's ultimate winter haircare guide.

Problem: Desert Dry Strands

Winter air has all the hydration of a desert in disguise. The dry atmosphere combined with wind, cool temperatures and indoor heating saps moisture from your hair faster than you can say “static cling.” This often leads to dry, brittle, dull strands that are prone to breakage.

THE SOLUTION: Hydration, hydration, hydration. Switch to a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner duo that promises to drench your hair in much-needed moisture. Incorporate a weekly deep-conditioning treatment into your routine, and top it off with a leave-in conditioner to satisfy thirsty hair and elevate shine.

Problem: Unwanted frizz

With dry hair comes frizz; notoriously thriving in the absence of humidity. While not all frizz is bad, sometimes when you catch a glimpse in the mirror and there's a halo of hairs going in every direction you just need to get a handle on things.

THE SOLUTION: Tame the beast, apply a leave-in conditioner or a smoothing serum post-shower. Look for products with ingredients like argan oil or shea butter that offer extra smoothing properties. And remember, consistency is key.

Problem: Static Struggles

A static classic during the dry months, and nothing screams winter like the classic hat hair/static combo or a jersey coming off and your hair rising to the occasion.

THE SOLUTION: Keep a travel-sized anti-static spray in your bag for on-the-go touch-ups. A light misting over your hairbrush, before you brush, can also work wonders.

Problem: The Greasy Crown

Striking the perfect balance between moisturized and greasy can feel like walking a tightrope. With less frequent washing in winter, scalp oils can build up, leaving your roots looking like an oil slick.

THE SOLUTION: A dry shampoo or powder is your best mate here. A few spritzes at the roots will absorb excess oil and add some much-needed volume at the same time. Keep one on hand for an instant refresh.

Problem: Hat Hair Havoc

For some, winter hats are non-negotiable but the flattening effect they have on your hair can be a bit of a bummer.

THE SOLUTION: Before popping your hat on, twist your hair into a loose bun or a few braids. This helps maintain volume and waves once the hat comes off. Additionally, opt for hats with a silk or satin lining to reduce friction and static or give it a zhuzh with your dry shampoo.

Problem: Seasonal Shedding

Noticing more hair in your brush? You’re not alone. Winter can exacerbate hair shedding, which can come as a shock.

THE SOLUTION: Maintain a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin D and iron, which are known to support hair health. Gentle scalp massages in the shower can stimulate circulation and promote growth. Opt for ingestible supplementation like Vida Glow Hairology to strengthen stands from within while optimising the environment necessary for hair to grow and thrive.

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