How to take care of your hair this winter
The chilly wind is blowing, the heating is on full blast, and the woolly hats have made their reappearance; winter has come, and with it brings a whole host of challenges for our hair. Get back to your roots with these winter hair care tips and tricks to keep locks feeling and looking their best this season.
Just like your skin, your hair needs a little extra TLC in the winter. The mixture of the drastically changing weather and the heating in your home, shops, and office means hair can feel drier and more brittle. It’s important to be gentle, especially in the colder, drier months when hair can be prone to breakage.
Gently does it
There’s nothing like protein-rich ingredients to help strengthen and moisturise your locks. Aquafaba and silken tofu provide H’suan Wen Hua hair treatment with the protein boost you need. Fresh bananas and avocados provide rich moisture, while bay and cinnamon leaves balance and refresh the scalp. It is a pre-shampoo treatment, so smooth onto dry hair and allow it to sit for around 20 minutes (the perfect amount of time to enjoy a warm drink).
Now in the shower, let’s resume the protein journey with Tofu, a vegan and sulfate-free shampoo, full of shine-enancing ingredients such as rice vinegar. Its creamy texture is somehow comforting, but also kind to the hair. When you’re done lathering up and rinsing, give Retread conditioner a test drive. Its organic olive, avocado and jojoba oils are well-known for improving the hair’s tensile strength (how much it can stretch before it snaps), while agar agar gel and soya milk hydrate and soften even more.
For those with curls, kinks or coils, you may feel you need an even more intense moisture input. Due to the shape of curly hair, it’s more difficult for the natural oils your scalp produces to reach the tips. Mix that with the dry winter conditions and it’s doubly tricky for your ends to get the moisture they might need. With hydrating olive, coconut and jojoba oils topped with a generous dollop of avocado butter, Revive hair moisturiser gives curls bounce and an uplifting floral fragrance. Alternatively, sweet Renee’s Shea Soufflé hair and scalp oil coats each strand with flawless moisture and protection, while stimulating healthy hair growth thanks to bay oil.
Stopping the static
We all know that feeling; you get to work, remove your coat, and extract yourself from your jumper only to find that your barnet has become twice as big as it was when you left the house. The cold air and low humidity have turned your ‘do into a science project of static electricity and, although fun to zap the person nearest to you, it’s not exactly your style. To keep your hair looking fly, not flyaway, inject a little sunshine into your cold, overcast day with Super Milk conditioning spray. Not only does it keep the static at bay, but its rich plant-based milks will hydrate your hair all winter long too.
A simple way to keep your locks looking their loveliest is to protect them with a Knot Wrap. Perfect for those lazy days, tie one of these versatile cloths around your hair as an added protection from the elements as well as a stylish accessory. A silky Knot Wrap will also help to stop your hat or hood from causing friction on your hair, reducing unwelcome frizz. Bid adieu to wind dishevelled ‘dos and say farewell to bad hair days!
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