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Your Guide to Luscious Winter Hair

Coming through Autumn and into Winter, you likely live in a part of Australia where the climate is changing to cooler weather. This means treating our hair differently to take into account lower temperatures, heated rooms and more use of hairstyling tools. So here are some tips for creating luscious winter hair.

Shampoo & Conditioner:

Firstly, look for a shampoo & conditioner that suits your hair type taking into account you may need to add moisture to your hair.

The original Moroccan Oil took the world by storm and shows no sigh of abating. In fact, more products have been added to the range. Start your winter care regime with Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo ($32.95) & Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Conditioner ($32.95).

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If you have fine hair, try the Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo ($35.00) and Moroccanoil Extra Volume Conditioner ($35.00). However, if your fine hair is very dry, skip the volume conditioner and use the Moroccanoil Hydrating Conditioner ($32.95) instead.

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For a treatment to very dry hair, try 2x Joico K-PAK Intense Hydrator Treatment ($54.50 for two) which is especially formulated to replenish moisture and lipids to overly dry & damaged hair.

Coloured hair needs extra care to retain colour and hydration. Joico have a range of fabulous products for coloured hair including 2x Joico Colour Endure Violet Conditioner ($52.55 for two, great for blondes to help brighten cool blonde and grey tones) and the Joico Colour Endure Kit to keep the colour longer in your luscious winter hair.

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Masques

I do love a twice-weekly repair masque for my hair and your luscious winter hair will love you for it too. For intensive restructuring, the Alterna Caviar Anti-Ageing Hair Masque is a rich nourishment for coloured hair. Alchemy Gingko & Jojoba Intensive Moisture Hair Masque is an award winning natural hair masque that intensely moisturises. Or you may like to try the Alterna BAMBOO UV+ Deep Hydrating Masque which leaves hair incredibly silky and shielded from UVA/UVB dry-out. (It works for Alterna Brand Ambassador Katie Holmes; her hair looks beautiful)

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Winter Styling Products

Depending on your hair type and length, you may want easy care styling products or a firmer hold for luscious winter hair. There are certainly plenty of options. To retain a casual styled-with-your-fingers look then the Alterna BAMBOO Style Boho Mist is a weightless formula containing Blue Yucca Root, a natural fixative. For a firmer hold or more ‘styled’ look, the Fudge Hair Shaper Original provides a strong hold with texture and definition. If you want something flexible whereby you can create ‘second day hair’ then the Joico Erratic Molding Clay is for you.

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Hair Brushes

Is it an old wive’s tale that you should brush your hair 100 times per night? Apparently not as it can distribute the natural oil from your scalp on to your hair. However, a good quality brush is also a must to minimise flyaway & static and to ensure your curls or smooth hair style are as perfect as possible. Mason Pearson is the gold standard when it comes to brushes, so buy the best you can afford. ghd also have a beautiful range of natural bristle brushes and ceramic brushes. Choose one, or more, to suit all your styling.

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155 COMMENTS

  1. When brushing hair hang upside down, even when blow drying, adds lots more body! Use body building shampoo & Conditioner!

  2. Rub a little olive oil in your hands and quickly brush through hair..
    Always brush 100 times for a thicker, healthier head of hair <3 🙂

  3. After washing my hair, I’ll put it up in a high-bun and blow-dry it or let it dry naturally. Once you undo it you have bouncy luscious waves!

  4. When blowdrying your hair, always use a heat protectant spray. This will help your hair from drying out and getting spilt ends. Hair will be less frizzy if it rains too!

  5. In winter it’s a lot easier to slip up on maintaining your water in-take and nutrients. Unfortunately for me my hair is one of the first places to show the effects of me slipping on my health routine. So my tip is to stay just as hydrated and healthy as you try to be during the warmer months, your hair thanks you in advance 🙂

  6. Plait your hair when it’s wet so when it dries it’ll have the luscious waves we all (secretly) desire without any of the frizz!

  7. Winter can make my hair hard to tame but I avoid catastro-frizz by blowdrying down, using the nozzle to direct air and not ‘fluffing’. Gently folding in mousse before picking up the dryer helps as well!

  8. When you want a good hair day you can always achieve that with GHD products. This innovative GHD Hairdryer looks great to alleviate that frizz, dryness and breakage we can get from using heat styling utensils.

  9. I use a rich hydrating hair mask at night to restore moisture and Moroccan oil to prevent heat damage, breakage and frizz!

  10. I have thin hair so I always use a round brush when blow drying for that thick volume and gorgeous hair in winter

  11. I find if I blow dry and style my hair of a night after my shower it is easier to manage in the cold mornings when I have little time.

  12. Might sound strange but I put a little bit of Vaseline through my dried out hair and its good as new in no time!

  13. When winter comes, the best protection is a hat – but who wants the dreaded hat hair? Simply wrap your hair in a silk scarf before putting on your cozy, wool beanie. Hats off to you! 🙂

  14. I always aim to wash my hair only 3 times per week and to only use heat tools sparingly to ensure my hair doesn’t get too dry! I have lovely shiny hair all year round as a result!

  15. Make your own salt spray to have beach waves all year round! Using epsom salts instead of sea salt is less drying for your hair. Also adding a bit of leave in conditioner or aloe vera to the mixture helps to moisturse your hair. Enjoy! 🙂

  16. Winter can dry my hair out
    So I condition and use hair masks
    Use dryer only when needed
    Regular head massages

  17. Defiantly try to keep your hair healthy and use oils like Argan oil to help keep it healthy, your bound to get lovely locks with healthy hair.

  18. I brush Moroccan oil into the ends after I’ve washed my hair, to keep it from going dry and frizzy and looking like Marge Simpson!

  19. Always use a great shampoo and a leave in conditioner, a detangler, heat protectant and either blow dry or air dry, smooth out any flyaway hair with a GHD straightener.

  20. Silky smooth hair is possible with weekly treatments and using argan oil to stop flyaway hair during windy winter days.

  21. Every now and then let your hair have a break from the weather and wear a stylish hat or headscarf, something satin-lined with leave your hair beautifully shiny. Combine this with weekly deep conditioning treatments, and always use oil on the ends to keep them from drying out.

  22. Alterna Caviar hair Masque for 10 minutes once weekly keeps my hair beautifully sleek-moisturised even when using my GHD straightener all winter

  23. You need to have your own brushes,combs,&hair product to have your hair stay in tip top condition look after your hair and you will get the best result that you could possibly get.

  24. With Winter my hair gets a static reaction from the cold air as I have fine hair. A good conditioner, a good hairdryer for a great hairstyle and finishing spray to stop it blowing all over the place. Nothing worse than having hair statically attached to my face…. not a good look…. maybe tie it back as well. 🙂

  25. I’ve very long hair so each winter I have about 4 inches cut off the bottom and I keep it looking amazing using Alterna.

  26. Hairspray is best used on your tools- spray some on a toothbrush to tame fly-aways or on bobby pins to stop them slipping out!

  27. I use coconut oil in my hair before washing and conditioning. There’s nothing like it for health and shine!

  28. Leave in conditioner with a high ph level as the higher the level the more it counteracts the static. Use it after every wash to build stronger, luscious hair.

  29. A good diet will help your hair. I eat spinach, avocado, nuts and fish to feel healthy and minimise winter frizz.

  30. Try Not using a Hair Brush but only a Wide Tooth comb using a Brush put to much pressure on the hair which may damage it, a comb will help your hair growth and help strengthen your hair also.

  31. For a salon finish-always section hair when styling,blowdry upside down for volume,use a serum to prevent flyaways and to keep hair looking glossy and healthy during winter.Thanks for the chance,would be so excited to win this.

  32. Don’t forget the conditioner to keep hair moisturised – plus Vitamin E oil brushed through before bed will allow you to face each day with pride!

  33. CONDITIONER ONLY for a few days. Only shampooing every two or three. Your hair will look and feel clean and shiny, but hasn’t been stripped of it’s natural oils

  34. a honey mask on my roots and coconut oil on the ends of my hair every week for a healthy scalp and no split ends.

  35. I’m GHD’s number one fan! My hair is very unruly, curly and thick and the GHD has been the best purchase I’ve made, the only thing to make my hair look fab

  36. I distribute coconut oil through my hair and leave on overnight, then wash out the next morning. It leaves my hair feeling soft and silky and helps with restoring moisture 🙂

  37. I use good oil treatments and conditioners on my hair and wrap in a hot towel for an hour. This does wonders and results in lustrous locks!
    I keep the condition by sleeping on a SILK pillowcase.
    The rest of the magic comes from having a wonderful hairdresser who I can trust!

  38. I like to use a hair treatment once a week to give hair a luscious shine particularly after windy winter days.

  39. Hot dry rooms in winter “shock” my hair with static electricity. I curb most of the flyaways with a room humidifier and rubbing some olive or coconut oil into the ends of my hair.

  40. A tip I’ve recently learned is using Moroccan Oil; it’s quite expensive but works wonders on wavy and frizzy hair! It’s not only softened my hair but has wiped away the frizz like no other product I have ever used.

  41. Dry your hair as soon as you get out of the shower, it makes life so much easier when it comes to styling.

  42. I find that washing my hair once a week keeps my natural oils maintaining my hairs texture. I always brush my hair with a tangle teezer to minimize breakage.

    It can be hard on your hair going from heating out into the cool air (or worse rain!), so I use coconut oil once a fortnight to provide an intense moisture treatment.

    Something that is often overlooked is looking after your hair from the inside out it will help curb unnecessary damage, be sure to drink 2 litres of water a day and eat healthy balanced meals 3 times a day.

  43. I have ridiculously fine hair that is dead straight; but it’s easy to braid/ plait. It’s boring but it works, stays out of my face and my boss who has thick hair always comments on how she’s jealous.

  44. During the colder months I like the let my hair loose because it will safe me to wear any beanies. I will blow dry it to add volume to my otherwise fine hair.

  45. My mother swore by sleeping on a silk pillowslip for frizz free hair. Works a treat in the dry winter air.

  46. After washing your hair only blow dry the roots, and quickly. Letting the length dry naturally. This for me means no dead, dry or split ends.

  47. When suffering from the nasty frayed endsies, applying a serum (a leave-in treatment) through dry hair, then blast ends with a blow dryer. Its a life saver !!

  48. I take biotin daily and do a leave in treatment of warmed olive oil once a fortnight and never leave the house in winter with wet hair!

  49. I always work MoroccanOil through my hair before blow drying and straightening, this helps tame my frizzy boofy hair and makes it smooth, soft and shiny!

  50. I blow dry my hair with a high end hairdryer and then put hits rollers in my hair. Blow dry over the rollers. Once the rollers cool I take them out and vola. Beautiful natural looking winter curls. Smooth over with some argon oil for silky smooth finish.

  51. Never go to bed with wet hair, blowdry it to avoid a flaky scalp if you are prone to dandruff, wet hair all night will only make it worse and irritated

  52. Put tea tree oil and water into a spray bottle and apply evenly onto your hair to keep it moisturized in the dry winter.

  53. During the winter , I try to wear hat or scarf to keep heat in and cold out, avoid the elements such as windy days. Organic hair products and argan oil are my favourite haircare essential item for my sensitive scalp .

    I also try to avoid high heat to blow dry hair and take hair supplement vitamin for shiny healthy hair.

  54. For those with curls, plait your hair to stop it from getting knotty and it makes it more controllable.

  55. To combat winter hair wear a hat, shampoo less, treat/condition your hair. Limit colouring, highlights, chemical straightening, and perming. Brush hair with natural bristles!

  56. Braid your hair before you go to bed, wake up with gorgeous waves to cutely go under a nice warm beanie, perfect, easy winter hair!

  57. Keep it tied up or down whenever possible to keep it clean and the fizziness disappears, especially if you twist your hair and tie it top and bottom.

  58. I love making my hair straight thus I need the hair serum to keep it nice and neat. Then, put on with my beanie.

  59. Give your hair a day or two off straightening or blow drying a week, chances are in winter it will get rained on anyways!

  60. Everyone needs a good hairdryer! I’ve just used my mum’s GHD Air Hairdryer and seriously, you guys. It made a world of difference! I’ve wasted my whole life using cheap and nasty hairdryers.

  61. I don’t use “real” shampoo or conditioner anymore, I use bicarbonate soda and water for “shampoo”, and white vinegar and water with a couple of drops of peppermint oil for “conditioner”. I’ve found since switching to this my hair stays cleaner a lot longer and less oily than before.
    If my ends become a bit dry, I rub in a bit of coconut oil an hour or so before I wash my hair.

  62. As my hair tends to be quite limp in the winter, I use L’Oreal hair oil and then blowdry my hair upside down to give body and life to my hair!

  63. I use treatments every second wash during winter, and leave in conditioners, try to tie my hair up when exposed to elements and limit my use of straightners, try to be au natural but ends up more windswept and interesting.

  64. I use a beautifully nourishing shampoo and conditioner to replenish hydration followed by a colour radiance express treatment containing a UV filter and everyday thermal defence spray to soothe/restore natural moisture balance. Highlight inspirationally fashionable expressionism by styling locks with intrinsic winter wonderment, pure perfection!.

  65. As I suffer from dandruff, I simply massage warm olive oil into my scalp weekly. It keeps the dandruff at bay.

  66. Before using your ghd hairdryer or straightener use the ghd heat protect spray to keep your hair healthy and strong.

  67. For shinier and less frizzy hair (but flatter) wash with cold water, for hair with more volume wash in hot water.

  68. I go to bed with my hair slightly damp with a small amount of Moroccan oil in it. It makes my hair curly and more manageable.

  69. MY TIP IS TOO BUY A COLLECTION OF STYLISH BEANIES AND HEAD-WARE FOR THOSE INEVITABLE DAYS WHEN YOU JUST AREN’T GOING TO WIN THE STYLE WAR!!

  70. Your best hair comes from within. Eat healthy and then even through winter your hair will look and feel great 🙂 🙂

  71. For bouncy body and curls for winter, a small puff of mousse, blow dry hair upside down til nearly dry, then use your round brush and get some bouncy big curls all over your head. Winter wonder

  72. My thin limp hair in winter requires a weekly oil treatment to aid conditioning and would benefit from a ghd air hair dry from wet every wash to give it a luscious winter look.

  73. For Blake Lively-esque second day hair, I French braid with a little texturising spray before bed. Next morning, finger-comb for gorgeous waves!

  74. When washing hair use conditioner then shampoo. Your hair will absorb a little more conditioner and you’ll be left with moisturised, luscious locks

  75. More mousse than Alaska, more style than a fountain pen, then a spacesuit helmet..nothings getting my hair wet again

  76. Put a tablespoon of vinegar in your final rinse water just once a month, it means finishing off over the sink, but so worth it for the shine

  77. Flat beer left on your hair for 40 mins or so then rinsed with a good shampoo will leave you hair luscious and plenty of hydration h20 of course not beer will keep hair moisturized.Remember to rinse beer thoroughly out you don’t want to smell like a brewery!

  78. I try to give my hair a break from heat styling every now and again. For a casual beachy wave, I will braid my hair after washing and leave it in braids over night, next morning… Gorgeous waves without much effort and less heat damaged locks.. Winner!

  79. I like to brush my hair to allow my natural oils from my roots to nourish the ends ends of my hair. I also like to apply a hair mask once a week and apply argan oil to the ends of my hair to keep them hydrated as winter tends to dry out my hair.

  80. Coconut oil from the supermarket aisle. Rub some in overnight. Wash you hair in the morning. See the amazing results. Really let your HAIR DOWN!

  81. I add a little coconut oil to my conditioner. I does absolute wonders for your hair! Once a week I will slather my hair in coconut oil and leave it for 15 minutes before washing it out. I gives you such soft healthy hair you wouldn’t believe it!

  82. A once or twice weekly hot coconut oil treatment and leave in for as long as possible for silky smooth, moisturized hair!

  83. Use natural dyeing agents like henna, indigo and lemon juice to prevent hair damage. Avoid regular use of hair dyes, straighteners and chemical relaxers which damage the hair over time.

  84. I use a hairdryer with a Moroccan Oil to get the initial taming underway, then a dash more Moroccan Oil with my GHD Straightener. Perfect hair everytime.

  85. Avoid drying your hair out through over-washing and over-styling by using dry shampoo. It not only gives your hair a bit of extra volume, it also saves time!

  86. Every winter, my hair will knot up around my neck from wearing coats and scarves. To prevent this, I use a treatment regularly and a little bit of hair oil underneath. Smooth hair = happy hair!

  87. Massage coconut oil into your hair and leave in until it starts to go crusty. Then wash out with warm/hot water and shampoo. This will give dry, dead hair lots of life and volume.

  88. I love coconut oil for an overnight treatment and make sure I give myself free days where I just put it up in a pony tail and let it be ala natural 🙂

  89. Fine hair blown dry 80% and then add moose to thicken hair and scrunch to add a textured wind blown beachy look works for wild weekend hair.

  90. Don’t let the cold of Winter deter you from giving your hair a cold rinse after washing it – it really works wonders to leave your hair soft, shiny and full of life! Run it under the sink if you don’t want any cold water on you in the shower so that you can have the luscious locks without the goosebumps!!!!!

  91. I use a big brush and a low setting on the blow dryer with the diffuser, it gives me waves as well as style and no frizz!

  92. squeeze a little lemon in your hair and spend a few hours in the winter sun with a good book to have naturally lightened streaks

  93. Straighten hair and style it half up and and half down with a hair clip so it doesn’t get messy in the winter weather.

  94. I know it’s been said before but coconut oil, truly is a superfood, with many powers, a good hair week definitely one!

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