With the weather starting to cool down (goodbye summer!), it’s essential to adapt your hair care routine to the changing seasons. When it comes to both winter and autumn, the colder air can leave our hair feeling dry, dull, and even lifeless – long gone is that summer shine! Between the icy air and indoor heating, our poor locks can really suffer. We’re here today to dive into your ultimate cold-weather hair care routine to keep those strands looking and feeling their best!
Add a pre-wash treatment
What is a pre-wash treatment? Essentially, it’s a treatment that works to remove product build-up, dirt, and oils. A pre-wash treatment can also have so many other benefits, such as bringing life back to dull hair (something that’s important as we head into winter!) and adding shine. Take some time before washing your hair to slather on a pre-wash treatment – consider it a pamper session – and watch your locks thrive.
Shampoo and conditioner
While this might seem like an obvious step in any hair care routine, choosing the right shampoo and conditioner for the colder weather is super important! While the shampoo and conditioner you use also depends on your hair type and other needs, using products that are hydrating and nourishing will go a long way as the weather cools down. It’s all about adding that extra moisture back into your locks to protect them.
Time to mask
No, this isn’t just an excuse to grab a glass of wine and pop on a comfort movie (although we highly suggest this as part of your pamper routine!). Adding a hair mask into your autumn/winter hair care routine is a great way to ensure your strands are getting all the care and moisture they can. While there are so many masks out there, it’s important to choose one with the right ingredients and benefits – we want to get the most out of our products! If you’re not sure what one is best for you, speak to your hairdresser and they’ll be able to point you in the right direction.
A leave-in treatment
So, your hair is super clean and hydrated, now what? It’s time to finish off with a leave-in treatment to ensure your hair care routine is rounded out. Basically, we want to keep your hair in the best condition possible until your next hair wash. When it comes to a treatment, just like all our other cold-weather products, it’s important to choose something that will lock in moisture and shine. A hair oil or strengthening treatment is a great option for this step and will work hard at protecting your locks all winter long!