Winter is almost here, which means it’s time to shake up your beauty routine. One of the things I always need to change out is my haircare products. As the season often brings dry winds and frigid temperatures, my hair and scalp can suffer from a variety of issues such as static, split ends, dryness, flakes and loss of moisture. Since this is also a time when I want my hair to be in prime condition for all the holiday festivities, I take a few preventative measures to nourish it. Luckily, effective haircare products don’t have to be super expensive. I just added Head & Shoulders Calming Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner and wanted to tell you guys all about it. Keep scrolling for a full review plus my favorite winter haircare tips.
Keep Reading Winter Haircare Tips
1. Use a nourishing shampoo and conditioner
Between wearing hats, constant styling, and taking hot showers, my hair usually starts to feel more dry and even itchier in the winter. But ever since I started using the Head & Shoulders Calming Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner, I noticed how it relieves the scalp while helping my hair feel silkier . The lovely lavender and jasmine-infused scent makes my showers so relaxing and enjoyable. It’s also super calming and nourishing on my scalp, which is essential in the cooler weather. It hasn’t been long but I can already tell that the duo is restoring my hair’s moisture balance, making it more manageable for the holiday season. The best part is, it’s so affordable and can be found at Dollar General!
2. Add a moisturizing mask
Hair masks are equally as essential as face masks in the winter. If you’re battling major hair damage, adding a mask once a week to your haircare routine can be a total game changer. They’re typically heavier than a conditioner and packed with super nourishing and strengthening ingredients such as avocado and jojoba oils.
3. Lay off heat tools when you can
I’m guilty of constantly styling my hair especially during this season, but as we all know, heat tools can dry out your hair and increase damage. If you can’t commit to natural styles, such as braids and buns, apply a heat protectant spray before styling.
4. Thoroughly dry your hair before running out
In case you didn’t know, running outside with damp hair for any reason is extremely damaging for your hair as it can cause breakage. If you have a bad habit of not completely drying your hair before running to work, try washing your hair at night or using a blow dryer with ceramic technology, which dries hair faster.
5. Avoid super hot showers
I love hot showers in the winter, but that’s one of the worst things you can do for your hair. Hot water can wash away natural oils, which can damage your hair at the root and result in excess shedding. It’s best to go with warm or cold water in order to avoid brittle strands and a dry scalp.
How do you care for your hair in the winter?
This is a sponsored post written in collaboration with Head & Shoulders. The product recommendations and text are all mine.
Photos by Lainey Reed