Say hello to winter hair!
Marcus Francis TRESemmé’s Global Hairstylist shares tips, tricks and winter essentials
Have you felt the chill in the air? Yes, right? Winter has arrived, bringing in the most pleasant climate of the year but not so welcoming for your hair. The cool winter breeze often leaves your hair dehydrated and unmanageable leading to problems like dandruff, dry scalp, frizzy hair etc. Therefore, it is important that you take special care of your tresses during this time. TRESemmé’s Global Hairstylist, Marcus Francis shares some tips to keep your mane healthy and lustrous and the scalp squeaky clean this season.
TRESemmé’s Global Hairstylist, Marcus Francis shares some tips to keep your mane healthy and lustrous and the scalp squeaky clean this season.
- During winter it’s very important to keep your hair hydrated and nourished with conditioners and hair masques
- Apply a generous amount of a suitable hair masque from mid-length to the ends for 3-5 minutes and then rinse off. Ideally this should be practiced twice a week
- A good option for masques is the newly launched TRESemmé Anti Breakage Masque and TRESemmé Smooth and Shine Masque. Its intense conditioning properties make hair softer, smoother and more manageable.
Don’t be harsh
- Do not shampoo your hair too often as it depletes your natural hair oils. 2-3 times a week may suffice
- Avoid washing your hair with hot water in winter as it leaves your scalp dry and flaky and brittles your hair. Luke warm to cold water is ideal
- It’s recommended to change your regular shampoo every 3-6 to avoid your hair getting immune to it.
- Also use shampoo that protects your hair from harsh weather elements. TRESemmé Climate Control shampoo and conditioner is very great for this season as it creates a barrier between your hair and the weather elements and also hydrates and strengthens your hair.
Lay of the heat
- Avoid excessive use of hair dryers during winter months. Blow drying your already brittle and dry hair will only make them worse
- If you have to attend a party and need to dry or style your hair, try the cool setting of your dryer. There is a reason why it’s there! Your hair might take longer to dry but the shine in your hair will be well worth it
- Air dry your hair as far as possible to avoid the harshness of the dryer
Protect and cover your hair
- Whenever you are stepping out in the cold, keep your head covered, especially your crown
- If you’re using a knitted cap to cover your head, wear a silk scarf underneath. This will provide a protective barrier from your hat and an extra layer against harsh textures and elements
- Use hats with a satin or silk lining, as wool, cotton and other fibers not only absorb moisture but also rub on the hair strands, which can be damaging. Hoods are also a great option
Use friendly hair gear
- A common way to secure hair when stepping outside is wearing hair pins
- Secure your hair with bobby pins or elastic bands that do not contain metal components, as these pieces can cause breakage when they’re removed because hair becomes tangled or wrapped around the metal
- Opt for elastic bands wrapped only in fabric or small clear elastic bands which are perfect for the ends of a braid