The winter elements can do a number on our hair. If we don’t take care of our hair during the winter, it can easily become flat, brittle, dry, static-ridden and damaged.
At Base Studio, we have seen it all. Our experienced and talented hairstylists have come up with the following 5 simple tips for you to protect your luscious locks this winter season.
• Dry Your Hair Correctly
• Wash Hair Less Often
• Hair Product Use
• Regular Haircuts
• Eat Well & Stay Hydrated
Dry Your Hair Correctly
Limiting your use of hair tools such as hair dryers, flat irons and curling irons will prevent your hair from drying out during the winter. If you do use a hair dryer, use the cooler setting, and always use a heat-protector spray (Moroccan Oil Perfect Defense) as well as a leave-in conditioner (Milkshake Leave In or Fab Me) or Oil (Orofluido or R+Co Neon Lights). It’s important to ensure it’s completely dry before you go outside. Going outside with wet hair during the winter months can lead to breakage and cause your hair to be less pliable and full. The best way to dry your hair during the winter months, is to let your hair air dry naturally. This is the ultimate way to protect your hair from the lack of moisture in the air. Please remember when your hair is wet, it is also in its most vulnerable state and will be prone to stretching and breaking. Using a wide tooth comb and brushing out the ends first and working your way up is the best way to to comb through your hair.
Wash Your Hair Less Often
The lack of moisture in the air means dry hair and scalp. Washing your hair too frequently can strip the hair of its natural oils, making it more vulnerable to breakage, a dry and itchy scalp, and ultimately unhealthy, dull hair. Reduce how often you wash your hair and how often it gets wet as much as possible. Using a dry shampoo (R+Co Death Valley, Skyline, or Spiritualized) between washes is a great option to extend the time between washes. When you do wash your hair, use a mild shampoo, focus on the roots, use a conditioner, and avoid cleansing or clarifying shampoos if possible. You may also want to consider using a weekly deep conditioning mask. (Schwarzkopf Blonde Me Keratin Mask or Milkshake Integrity Treatment)
Hair Product Use
Your hair has a harder time retaining moisture during the winter, so using too many hair products will only cause your hair to dry out further, and this tends to create static. It’s essential to protect your hair, and the best way is to use moisturizing oils, hair masks and leave in conditioners. These products are designed to maintain, or restore, hair bounce and shine.
Regular Haircuts and Trims
The harsh winter conditions are hard on our hair, and often causes the ends of our hair to become dry and brittle very easily. Split ends are actually far more common during the winter months, so it’s important to schedule regular haircuts.We typically recommend booking a hair appointment every 6-8 weeks. However, different hair requires different care. Keeping up with regular haircuts and trims will keep your hair healthy, reduce the risk of split ends and prevent hair stylists from needing to cut off too much!
Eat a Well Balanced Diet and Stay Hydrated
Maintaining a well balanced and healthy diet and staying hydrated is always important, but it’s especially important for your hair during the winter months when it’s more susceptible to drying out. Eating a healthy diet full of vitamins is a great way to maintain healthy hair and scalp. Drinking plenty of water is the key to locking in hydration. In order to properly hydrate your hair, you need to stay hydrated.
At Base Studio we want to educate you on healthy hair practices, use products that reduces damage, and strive to keep your hair healthy looking all year long.