As much as we love winter, there is no denying the havoc that it can wreck on our hair. Winter's harsh conditions and the combination of the dry moisture lacking air can result in your strands looking less than fabulous and more like a dull, brittle and damaged mess.
We've rounded up the most common winter hair woes and how to remedy them to achieve luscious looking locks in no time.
Problem 1: Dried out strands
Thanks to the chilly temperatures outside and the heating inside, your strands don't stand a chance from drying out. With winter air lacking humidity and moisture, paired with regular exposure to indoor heating, your hair can end up resembling something a bit like straw. To avoid your hair looking like a haystack treat your dehydrated mane to a little more TLC. Give the hair dryer a break and avoid excessive or unnecessary heat styling and indulge in a weekly nourishing hair treatment with hydrating ingredients such as Argan Oil, Rhodolia Rosea or Siberian Ginseng. Up the hydration one step further and switch out your regular shampoo and conditioner duo for one that is specifically more moisturising and protective.
Products we love: Oblepikha Siberica Mask for Severely Dry and Damaged Hair, Natura Siberica Nourishing and Protective Shampoo and Conditioner, Natura Siberica Sauna & Spa Protection and Repair Hair Mask with Siberian Ginseng.
Problem 2: Static and frizz
If you thought winter meant a frizz free and tame hair-do think again! As the temperature dips, your hair can pick up the electrical charge present in the air causing it to stand on end, stick to your face and be anything less than sleek. The more moisture your hair has, the less chance it has of becoming frizzy and full of static. Use hydrating styling products such as a hair oil or serum, specifically focusing on the ends of your hair. When washing, use less hot water as it is more drying and opt for lukewarm water instead to help keep the moisture locked in your strands.
Problem 3: Breakage and split ends
Finding that your normally well-behaved healthy hair is suddenly prone to breakage and split ends? You can thank that pesky dry winter again. Nothing can completely rid of split ends like a haircut can, but you can help prevent even more breakage from occurring by sealing in the moisture in your hair with a weekly hair mask. Also be sure to be gentle with your wet locks by combing tresses with a wide tooth comb and a soft towel, avoiding vigorous rubbing.
Problem 4: Limp Locks
Hair has the tendency to lack volume in the cooler months due to the thick wool scarves and hats that we wear that helps to flatten our strands. Give life back to your hair by adding volumising and lifting styling products to your arsenal. Use these products on the roots and ends of your hair. Also try using a volumising shampoo and conditioner to give your hair some extra oomph.
Problem 5: flyaways
Don't let your hair styling efforts go to waste as soon as you leave your house and expose your hair to the wild winter wind. Give hair extra hold by using a natural lightweight styling gel or spray. Flyaways are also more common if your mane is lacking moisture. Use a hydrating conditioner to help hair stay in place throughout the day.
What winter hair problems do you face and what Natura Siberica products do you like to use? Let us know below!