Winter is finally here and although we’re ready to get cosy in front of the fire, our hair isn’t quite as excited! A combination of the cold weather outside and indoor heaters can be less than ideal for our locks. It can cause our hair to become dry, brittle and full of split ends. Your hair can become more susceptible to damage and altogether lacklustre. There’s no need to panic though! There are precautions you can take to make sure that this winter, your hair stays healthy, shiny and hydrated. A few adjustments to your hair care routine are all you need to beat the winter blues.

Invest in a hair oil

Spending time indoors in front of heaters during winter can really strip all of the moisture from your hair, leaving it dry and flaky. Using a good quality hair oil through the ends and on the scalp can really help to put essential moisture back into your locks. We love applying just a few drops to the ends and at the roots before bed, allowing it to soak in overnight. This lets you wake up with shiny, healthy looking hair!

Embrace your natural hair

We all know that excessive heat styling can lead to hair damage and winter is the best time to cut back (and embrace your natural locks!). During the colder months, our hair becomes more fragile and using heat tools to style it can lead to further damage and hair breakage. Opt to let your hair air dry when possible and use this as an opportunity to try some cute updos or let your natural hair down.

Use a deep conditioning mask once a week

Not only is this a great excuse for a little R&R, a deep conditioning mask is a fantastic way to bring some moisture back to your hair and help to keep it healthy during winter. They can also help to protect your hair from further damage and increase the strength of your locks. We recommend applying one about 20-30 before you wash your hair, once per week. Your hair will love you for it!

Skip the hair dye

It can be tempting to keep up with your regular colour routine but skipping the hair dye during winter can really help to prevent damage. Any type of hair bleaching is only going to dry your hair out even more, causing it to become weaker and brittle. If your hair is in desperate need of a colour, a great idea is to opt for a darker shade, which will require less maintenance and bleaching. Trust us, excessive hair dying in winter is not doing you any favours!

Stay on top of those split ends

Your hair is much more susceptible to developing split ends in winter so it’s important to keep up with your regular trims. The cold air can cause your hair to start feeling brittle and straw-like. Booking in for a hair cut every six weeks or so is needed to keep your locks in good condition and reduce the chances of split ends leading to hair breakage.