No matter how foolproof you may think your haircare routine is, the truth is that you should be tweaking your hair care routine with the changing seasons. Winter can be a particularly challenging time for your hair, possibly resulting in a dry, itchy scalp and flyaway, static locks. Here are our top tips on how to care for your hair during winter.

Shampoo less often

You may notice that your skin becomes drier during winter due to the lack of moisture in the air. Like your skin, your scalp and hair is also prone to dryness, meaning you may need to tweak your hair care routine in order to avoid developing an itchy, flaky scalp. One simple way of doing this is by washing your hair less frequently, as frequent shampooing can strip your scalp and hair off their natural oils. You may even like to use a more hydrating shampoo and conditioner that are free of sulfates and parabens during winter. 

Use weekly treatments to add moisture to your hair

In winters, moisture is needed the most for your hair. In addition to cutting down on washing your hair, you can even go that extra mile by taking weekly treatments to restore moisture to your hair and scalp. There are a variety of hair treatments to choose from, most of which only need to be left in your hair for thirty minutes in order to give you more sleek and healthy hair. Your hair type significantly influences the type of leave-in treatment you should use, so ask your hairdresser for advice, if you are unsure.

Add leave-in conditioner to your routine to fight static

Another common hindrance during winter is flyaway, static hair. Static in your hair occurs as a result of winter air lacking humidity or moisture, causing the electrons in your hair to charge up. There are a few ways to fight that pesky static in your hair, one being using a leave-in conditioner. Apply a leave-in conditioner to damp hair for sleek, hydrated locks. Some leave-in conditioners can even double as thermal protectants and detangle your hair, so you’ll be killing three birds with one stone.

Cut down on heat styling

You may want to dry your hair quickly during winters. Heat styling is a surefire way of drying your hair out, which can worsen your frizz or flyaways. However, cutting down on your heat styling is much easier said than done, particularly when your hair tends to be at its most unruly during winter! Therefore, rather than locking away the hair straightener and hair dryer, we recommend adding a thermal protectant into your hair care routine. It’s as simple as thoroughly spritzing dry or damp hair with a thermal spray in order to protect your hair from heat damage.

Book an appointment with Kinks Hair & Beauty’s expert hairdressers

At Kinks Hair & Beauty, our Fremantle hairdressers are dedicated to ensuring your hair is as healthy and vibrant as possible. We are experts not only in the latest hair and beauty trends, but also the best ‘methods and treatments to keep your hair strong and healthy’. Whether you are seeking seasonal hair care advice or need to book an appointment for your next special occasion, contact Kinks Hair & Beauty today through our website or by calling (08) 9335 6806.