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).
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.
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.
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)
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.
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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