Tips and Product Advice for Healthy Hair During Cooler Winter Weather
By Jennifer Kern Leblanc
As the winter months quickly approach us we always have a tendency to winterize our wardrobes, homes, and even vehicles.
We change up our regimen for our skin, and we change up lotions for our kids as Moms, so why not protect our hair and scalp from the dry and cold air? In the cooler winter months, we to turn up the heat indoors which makes the air extremely dry and actually may cause our hair and skin to become very dry as well.
As stylists, we’re always sure to suggest switching up shampoos and conditioners during the winter months. We often recommend deep moisturizing and nourishing shampoos and conditioners. We do recommend Aveda products for the purity and environmental consciousness as well as the mindfulness of the company on the topic of abrasive chemicals when being used on the body daily. Recommending a shampoo and conditioner that will help with static and frizz is a MUST in colder weather temps.
Using a hair masque up to several times a week is not a bad idea either for very dry hair; in fact, we think it’s essential. A masque will give your hair an extra dose of moisture, which is pertinent during this time of year.
In the same sense of changing to winter-friendly hair shampoo and conditioner when the temps drop, we also recommend switching up styling products that will help hair escape those extra-dry spells.
Oils can act as a nourishing agent for the hair and can act two-fold by being used on the skin to combat cold-weather dryness. They can also act as protectants for hair from the intensive heat of blow dryers and curling or straightening irons.
In addition, using a serum or styling product specially formulated for dry hair damage will help with the prevention of the hair getting extra dry from the blow dryer and curling or straightening iron.
Always remember to talk to your stylist when finishing up your service to ask what they have used in your hair and what they would recommend you take home with you to keep your hair healthy and shiny all winter long.
Jennifer Kern Leblanc has been a stylist in Breaux Bridge for over 21 years, owning her own salon for 13 of those years. She’s currently at Salon 328 on Rees Street. Her pride in her work is evident in the relaxing salon experiences her clients rave about. She’s a proud wife and mother of two.