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Protecting Your Winter Locks: Cold Weather Hair Care Tips

Happy Winter Solstice!

With winter comes cozy Sundays by the fire, big coats… and dry hair. Temperatures drop and so does the moisture, leaving you wondering why your hair suddenly feels like straw and your scalp won’t stop itching.

Fortunately, there are ways to help.

Don’t over wash your hair. You need all the moisture and natural oils you can get. Washing your hair every day will strip it of the only thing standing between you and feeling like a scarecrow. If you wash once a day, try switching it to every other day, and, eventually, every three days. Dry shampoo is a great asset in the winter; it will keep your hair smelling fresh and breathe life into your style. R+Co carries a variety of dry shampoos we love, especially as they’re vegan and cruelty free.

Don’t leave the house with wet hair. Aside from being a deeply uncomfortable experience in the cold winter months, it also causes hair to freeze and subsequently break. We recommend giving your hair time to air dry in the winter, but if you can’t make sure to use a heat protectant before you blow dry your hair.

Deep condition once a week. If you haven’t already picked up on it, moisture is vital in the cold winter months. A weekly deep condition replenishes moisture and staves off dreaded dryness. Bonus: You’ll love the feel of your hair afterward. We carry a variety of products, so feel free to give us a call or ask your stylist what they recommend.

Lower the water temperature. Similar to how you don’t want to over wash your hair, you also don’t want to overdo it when you do. A hot water shower feels luxurious and is a respite from the cold, but its damaging your hair. Try to keep it lukewarm when you’re washing and – if you can stand it – even try cool water.

Finally, get a regular trim. Getting regular trims manages those pesky split ends, making your hair look and feel healthier. Book here now to see one of our trained LoxStars.

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