Extreme Weather Hair Help

Whether you live in a region that’s mild in the winter or becomes a frozen wonderland, cooler temps and dry air can tend to wreak havoc on our hair. From taming static hat hair to treating dry, brittle, split ends, find out ways to keep your hair healthy and beautiful all winter long.


Defeat dry scalp

Cold weather and dry air can leave your scalp dry and flaky. Nourish and hydrate your scalp using a dandruff treatment shampoo and conditioner like Biolage Scalpsync Anti-Dandruff or Redken Scalp Relief Dandruff Control. Then use the conditioner again as a hydrating scalp treatment by gently massaging the conditioner into the roots and rinsing it out with cool water. Keep the water temperature as low as you can tolerate because hot water can dry out your scalp and hair.


Treat thirsty hair

Dry winter air makes for dry, damaged hair that can become brittle and break. Give it a daily dose of hydration with moisture-rich products like Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lavender Mint shampoo and conditioner or DESIGNLINE Mend the Ends shampoo and conditioner. For very dry hair, do a weekly at-home conditioning treatment with It's a 10 Miracle Mask or a similar conditioning mask.

Paul Mitchell Lavender Mint shampoo
Keeping your hair moisturized is one of the best ways to keep it looking and feeling healthy all winter long. Choose a moisture-rich shampoo and conditioner, like the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lavender Mint products.   

Zap static

Static electricity hair can definitely pose a challenge to looking and feeling your best during winter. To minimize static, rinse hair in cool water, use a rich conditioner, and follow up with a leave-in conditioner. Redken One United is a great option because it prevents static but it also primes hair for styling, provides thermal protection, and conditions. Once you’re done styling, rub a couple drops of DESIGNLINE Silk Drops Serum between your hands, then run your fingers through to seal in moisture and prevent static.


Beat the heat

Hot tools like hair dryers and curling irons are used much more in the winter, and that frequent exposure can be damaging to hair. To protect it from the high temps, use a primer like Redken Pillow Proof Primer Spray or DESIGNLINE Weightless Thermal Primer. Thermal barriers like these come with the added bonus of speeding up drying time.


Remember, the key to keeping your hair lush, soft, and healthy during winter is hydration and protection. Talk with your stylist about your unique winter-hair needs.

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