It’s the Winter Solstice, the official First day of Winter and high time to take this cold weather thing seriously. Warm drinks, cute boots, and lots of Netflix are key to keeping your mood up during the long, grey winter in Michigan, where our headquarters are based. We’ve also got a few helpful tips to keep your locks healthy and happy in all kinds of weather.
- Wrap it Up
While it seems silly to some, it really is essential to protect your hair from friction and moisture loss while sleeping and when out of doors. Those single strand knots at your nape? Struggles with second or third day hair? Protective head wear is the answer. Satin is the best all-around choice and Silk Charmeuse is a close second. If you’re a low-maintenance type, a satin pillowcase is the easiest choice. A satin bonnet is preferable, as this helps to keep your curls in place and helps to preserve moisture. It’s also key to protect your hair from the cold, wind, and dry air of the outdoors with a satin-lined knit cap or scarf. As an extra treat for dry hair, smooth some Emollience Pre-treatment over your hair before donning your protective scarf, bonnet, or cap. The heat of your head will help the unique mixture of oils and butters to penetrate into the hair, adding shine, elasticity, and a protective seal in one step.
- Switch it Up
For most of us, waiting on your hair to dry before going outside is not possible. So, while you’re cleaning off your car, your perfect curls and waves are turning into frozen “haircicles”. Not only can this lead to your hair drying in undesirable ways (e.g. flat on top and puffy on the sides), it can also make your hair more brittle and prone to breakage. For thicker, tighter curls, a protective style can be the easiest way to extend the time between wash days. For those with a finer texture and more oil prone hair, use your sleep time to reboot your curls or waves. Lightly mist your hair with water and spritz with Sweet Poof Volumizing Spray. Then loosely gather your hair in a scrunchie or satin scarf, piling the hair at the top of your head. Protect the hair with a satin pillowcase or bonnet. When you wake up, let your hair down, shake it out and scrunch as needed to re-shape.
- Mist Like You Mean It
Seasonal shifts can drive many of us to completely change our hair care routine. Before you switch your moisturizer, try this very simple step and watch your dry hair come alive. If you normally mist your hair with water (either on wash day or between washes), but find that your hair is drier than usual, try adding a small amount of Featherweight Conditioner to your spray bottle. We especially love this tip because is about as easy and cheap as it gets but packs a serious punch. And, with the money you just saved by not purchasing a new moisturizer, you can gift yourself with a super sleek Flairosol Spray Bottle.
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