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Hey there, fellow winter Stalker’s!

As much as we here at HQ love frolicking in the snow, sippin' on hot cocoa, and binge-watching our favourite movies & tv series under a cosy blanket, the chilly season can actually wreak havoc on our precious locks.

Fear not though, because we've got some tips and tricks to help you keep your mane looking oh so healthy and ready for a wrestle with Jack Frost!

First things first, the cold temperatures and dry air can really zap the moisture from our hair, leaving us with a parched and brittle mess.

Combat this by:

#1- Hydrating from the inside out by drinking plenty of water and chowing down on nutrient-rich foods.

#2- Treating your hair to a weekly deep conditioning mask to keep it silky smooth. We can think of three in particular to recommend, hair type dependant:

Loreal Liss Unlimited: (rrp £25.80) Great for fellow coarse / frizzy or curly hair types.

Davines Nou Nou: (rrp £25.50) Great for all the blondes or balayage folk!

Loreal Inforcer: (rrp £25.80) Great for our fine & brittle haired Stalker’s.

Davines Love Curl Mask: (rrp £25.50) Great for all curly & coily haired folk!

Next up, the combination of hats, scarves, and static-y jackets can cause some major knotting and tangling for our hair. A quick fix is to invest in a leave-in conditioner or detangling spray to keep things static & frizz-free, and help to prevent from tangling. If all else fails, embrace the cozy messy bun, or the loose braid look - these looks are totally in right now!

Another thing to watch out for is the dreaded "hat hair". We all know that feeling of taking off a beanie / cute bobble hat only to reveal a flat, limp 'do underneath. Avoid this by prepping your hair with our Davines dry texturising spray (rrp £26.25) by spraying throughout your roots and mid-lengths before putting on your hat, this way when you whip that hat off, a quick ruffle & a shake through your hair will sort it right out!

Tip: Avoid wearing hats that are too snug that can smush your hair down beyond revival.

Avoid Over-Washing:

Winter months tend to come along with dry hair, so it is important that you avoid over-washing your hair as it can strip your scalp of natural oils. Try to use a sulfate-free shampoo to prevent hair and scalp dryness.

We tend to recommend this any way due to it being the healthier option, plus it also helps to protect hair colour from escaping those locks (for those of you who colour your hair) due to it not opening up the cuticles too far back.

Keep Your Hair Covered Up:

As fun as it is to go out on adventures during winter, make sure you keep your hair covered and protected from the cold wind and harsh temperatures. A beanie, cute bobble hat, or fancy movie-like headscarf will work beautifully here!

Protect Your Hair from Indoor Heating:

Indoor heating during the winter months can dry your air, which in turn, affects our hair, skin and nails! If possible, make sure you humidify your room to prevent your hair from drying out.

Not an option? Re-visit our section on hair masks above, and maybe up how often you use it to help keep your hair from getting thirsty! (Also - keep yourself hydrated).

Regular Trims:

Ensure you get regular trims to keep your hair healthy and avoid split ends, cutting every five to eight weeks (length, hair type & style dependant) should keep your hair in good condition.

Check out our blog on haircut advice here:

Ease Off The Heat Styling:

You might want your hair to look perfect during winter, but excessive heat styling with flat irons, curlers, and blow dryers, wrapped up with the central heating drying out the air, and the cold hitting you once you're outside, can really damage your hair. Try to air dry your hair now and again, use heat protectants, and avoid excessive heat styling where you can.

Avoid ‘Hot’ Showers:

While a hot shower might feel great in the winter months, it can be detrimental to your hair. Hot water strips the natural oils off of your hair and scalp, leaving your hair dry and dull. So, try to stick to ward water instead. Not only will you be holding on to those magical natural hair oils, but those of you who colour your hair will notice an improvement in colour & tone retention if you stop this lobster-pot habit!

Keep Your Hair Dry:

Wet hair in cold weather can lead to breakage, so make sure that your hair is completely dry before stepping outdoors.

Tip: Use a microfibre towel to gentle dry your hair as it is less damaging, and dries hair quicker than regular towels.

So there you have it, folks - don't let winter dull your shine! Follow these simple steps and keep that hair lookin' fine all season long.

Have any other questions? Fell free to ping us over anything you feel you need help with & we’ll do our best to advise!


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