January is here and it’s set to be one of the coldest we’ve had for many years, which means that all of the usual issues that cold weather causes for our beauty regime will be here to stay for a while yet. One of the most annoying parts of winter is what it does to our hair, so we thought we’d take a look at a few common winter hair problems and give you some solutions for them.
Frizz is at its worst when you go from cold environments to hot and vice versa so basically just leaving the house on a cold day can cause you to end up with a full mane of frizz. This will be worse if you use a lot of heat to style your hair as lots of brushing, drying and straightening will increase the amount of static in your hair. Using Dermalogica Daily Conditioning Rinse will smooth out your hair’s follicles and keep the frizz at bay for longer.
If you like to wear a hat or hood during the winter, there’s a good chance that you’ll have fallen victim to hat-hair on more than one occasion which isn’t good when you wear a hat in the morning and have to spend the rest of the day looking peculiar. Opting for a hat which is looser fitting is one way to minimise the effects, as is putting your hair into a French twist beneath your hat as it will minimise the kinks and folds which get pressed down by your hat.
A dry scalp can be a real pain as not only will you end up with flakes in your hair, you’ll probably end up scratching your head all day, leaving your colleagues wondering if you need a trip to the nit nurse! Opt for a gentle, daily use shampoo like Dermalogica Daily Cleansing Shampoo which is good for all skin types and won’t dry your scalp out further.
Rain is usually the bane of the straightener-using woman as it usually means that your carefully styled hair looks crazy in minutes. Opt for using a blow dryer and flat brush to give yourself a really thorough blow dry instead of using flat irons as this will keep your hair smoother for longer, and even if your hair does succumb to the dampness, it should only kink a little, leaving you still looking boardroom-ready.
Split ends are super common during the colder months and while we’d love to tell you that there’s a magic solution for getting rid of them, basically the only way is to cut them off. Treat yourself to a haircut every six to eight weeks to keep your split ends at bay and your hair will look sleeker and more healthy all year round.