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How to Style Your Hair During the Cold Winter Months

How to Style Your Hair During the Cold Winter Months

Winds, sleet, and snow—oh my! During the winter months, blustery cold weather combined with dry indoor heat can do a number on your mane and lead to occasional breakage. While havoc-inducing elements can be harsh in the summertime, winter can be just as tough on strands. In order to maintain a healthy head of hair and a festive do’, here are a few haircare and styling tips you should keep in mind.

Cold weather haircare tips

Deep condition more often

Now’s the time to use a rich and nourishing conditioner like Hair La Vie Conditioner with botanical oils like coconut, marula, jojoba oils, and avocado oil for hydration. To deep condition, try Hair La Vie Mask with moisturizing ingredients like keratin and bamboo extract to strengthen, add shine, and soften the hair. Don’t forget your scalp! Winter weather can be drying for the sensitive scalp area, so we recommend using a light oil treatment like Hair La Vie’s Pure Argan Oil to massage in and gently shampoo out. It’s a multi-purpose emollient product for hair and skin that will soften and support healthy hair follicles with nutrients.

Wash your hair less

In the winter, hair tends to produce less oil, so you can get away with shampooing less frequently. Plus, over-washing can strip the hair of its natural protective oils and leave hair feeling dry and brittle. Be sure to use a gentle shampoo without unnecessary  ingredients, like Hair La Vie Shampoo, packed with vitamin E and silk amino acids. We especially love the crisp peppermint scent during the winter months.

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Protect your hair from the elements

Your hair can become parched and frizzy from static in the winter when it’s exposed to dry, windy weather and friction from wool or cotton. Keep your hair protected from the elements with a hat with a silk or satin lining. Satin-lined caps preserve moisture and prevent breakage. You can tame flyaways and smooth the cuticles with Hair La Vie Serum. It will hydrate your ends while amplifying sheen.

Use less heat

It can feel counterintuitive to avoid heat when it's chilly out; a hot shower when it's freezing seems like a good idea. However, hot water can also strip moisture from both your hair and scalp and may cause flakiness and parched strands. A better way to go is lukewarm water to keep hair healthy and strong.

Secondly, you’ll want to minimize heat styling tools for the same reason; it can exacerbate dry ends and make hair brittle. Try to air-dry while indoors or use low heat when blow-drying. Mild temperatures are your do’s bestie. 

Three winter hairstyles to try

Whether it's blizzards or blustery gales, we’ve gotchu! Here are some of our favorite ways to stay looking fabulous while facing even the worst weather. These winter-friendly styles are the perfect trifecta of protective, low maintenance, and chic.

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Chignon (or a Low Bun) with side swept bangs

Low-key looks like a low bun are perfect in the wintertime. This style neatly tucks your ends into the center of the bun while leaving a few wispy, side-swept fringe to frame your face. Your bun will be weather-proof while being classic.

Sleek middle part with clips

Barrettes and mini clips are a super nostalgic trend that can allow you to show off holiday flair. We like to add seasonal sparkle and cheer with these festive accessories. Hair serums make a great finishing touch when wearing sleek styles, as they provide shine and keep hair nourished.

Braids

Whether they’re a few baby braids, ornate French braids, or full-on braids, protective braided styles are a great wintertime 'do. They can lock in moisture and give hair added strength and durability against friction from fabric and abrasive weather.

Final thoughts

The cold weather affects the hair and scalp much like it affects the skin on your body by drying it out. In no time, your hair can feel brittle and weak. Luckily, taking a little care can go a long way in fortifying and replenishing your locks. If you’re just starting to see the benefits of your journey with Hair La Vie Clinical Formula Hair Vitamins, you’ll want to take extra care. Not only will you keep your hair hydrated and healthy, but you can also maintain moisture with these simple looks! These winter-themed haircare tips are easy to achieve and will leave your hair looking smooth all season long. That’s something to celebrate.

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