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The best quick winter hair tips to keep your locks looking great

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The best quick winter hair tips to keep your locks looking great

It isn’t just skin that takes on a number of challenges in the colder months. Hair can certainly show the effects of freezing temperatures and fluctuating weather, between rain and wind  or a very cold, dry climate.

Like skin, in winter hair hair needs a little bit of extra TLC and some nourishing products that help strands hold on to moisture that will help banish frizz, static and flyaways.

It’s also a good time to change up your style or colour for something that reflects the seasonal transition.

Here are the best tips to try to keep your hair looking shiny and healthy all winter long.

Try a treatment or oil

Once a week, apply a hair mask to damp tresses and put on a plastic shower cap before getting the in bath.  The heat from the tub will help the mask hydrate deeply. Rinse thoroughly afterwards. You hair will feel stronger and look shinier.  If you’re short on time and ends are feeling like straw rub a small amount of treatment hair oil between fingers and smooth through ends.

Try: Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask and Kerastase Elixir Ultime L’Huile Original Hair Oil 

Deepen up your hue

Say goodbye to footloose and fancy free summer – and those sun-kissed highlights – and take your shade to a more sophisticated place for the cooler months. Deepening your hue a shade or two, or toning very blonde highlights to a slightly darker colour is a great idea – perfect if you have mid-year black tie or evening events coming up.  Rich auburn,  red, chocolate brown, and chestnut are all on trend colours right now. For blondes, trying a more caramel hue or shadow root fade with deeper roots are popular transitions. 

Cut a fringe

Now the temperature has dropped and sweaty foreheads are temporarily a thing of the past, why not embrace the return of a face framing fringe. The most popular option right now is thankfully also the most non-committal. The curtain fringe is a longer style that flicks out to the sides, meaning its easy to grow out and can be tucked behind your ears as it grows. If you’re ready for a bigger change, the cropped ‘Bixie’ cut is the style on the experts – and celebrities – radar right now. 

Minimise static

Dry winter air and the need to wear a hat can equal can mean fluffy, flyaway hair. Ensure you’re using hydrating shampoo and conditioners and choose a good quality ionic hair brush that is designed to give you smooth shiny locks without frizz. Apply a cream or serum before blow drying for a long-lasting style.  

Try: Joico Moisture Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner and R+Co Foil Frizz + Static Control Spray

Fix hat hair

The cold often demands a hat up top, but the result can be flat, dented hair with lots of static. Before leaving the house mist with anti-static hairspray. After you take it off, forgo a brush and use a wide-toothed comb, or just run your fingers through locks, shaking it slightly. Hair looking limp? Apply a tiny amount of dry shampoo (or for bold volume, texturizing hair powder) at the roots and massage in with fingers. Top layers creating a halo? Add a dab of hand cream or lotion to your palms and rub together before smoothing lightly over lengths.

Try: Living Proof PhD Advanced Clean Dry Shampoo and Color Wow One Minute Transformation Styling Cream

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