From deep conditioning hair masks (that boost the hydration in your hair) to thermal protectant sprays (that banish frizz before it starts), in today’s beauty guide, celebrity hair stylists share their must-read secrets on how to get healthy hair in Winter.
Now that we’re starting to head into Winter, the onset of forced central heating, blustery weather, and wind storms will soon be upon us. While we had to worry about chlorine and sun damage during the Summer months, now our hair concerns turn to parched strands, frizzy hair, and unmanageable tresses.
Fortunately, there are effective haircare treatments and solutions that can help us get healthy hair in Winter, even if all the odds seems to be stacked against us.
How To Get Healthy Hair in Winter
Celebrity hair stylist, George Gonzalez (who has worked for The Spa at HARPO Studios for 11 years and has done makeover segments for The Oprah Winfrey Show), is also the Owner of George the Salon in downtown Chicago. His salon is highly-acclaimed both locally and nationally, and has received recognition by ELLE Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Salons in America” and as the “Best Haircut in Chicago” by InStyle Magazine.
To prevent frizzy hair in Winter, George recommends “using products with natural ingredients such as Camellia or Sesame oil. Other ingredients such as silicone will help to smooth and add softness and shine to the hair. I also tell clients to use a moisturizing mask at least once a week.”
He continues by saying, “To create a great base for styling, the best way to avoid frizz in humid weather is to blow dry your hair from the top down. Direct the dryer toward the ends. Always dry the roots about 70% first then focus on the ends. Make sure you control the ends with your brush or try using your hands to press the dried hair smooth.”
A deeply hydrating mask that boosts color radiance and keeps your hair soft and smooth is Goldwell Kerasilk Color Intensive Luster Mask. Containing Keratin and Tamanu Oil, it moisturizes dry strands, making them more resilient to inclement weather.
One of the best products for protecting and smoothing hair before blow-drying is the . This is truly a miracle hair care product, especially for frizz-prone or dry hair. Simply apply a small amount of the product to your damp hair, then blow-dry as usual. You’ll notice that your hair feels silky and looks shiny. Brassica Seed & Shea Oils Silkening Blow Out Crème
Another great hair care product that helps you minimize blow-drying time (which is a key step toward keeping hair healthy in Winter) is KMS California Free Shape Quick Blow Dry, as it was created to speed up drying time up to 50% while reducing friction and protects hair from heat while conditioning.
As seen in Martha Stewart Living, Woman’s Day Magazine, Entrepreneur and other top publications, Celebrity Hair Stylist and Beauty Expert, Billy Lowe, is also the Founder of a hair care line called Gloss & Toss. For nearly 25 years, Billy has worked in the beauty industry both as a sales and marketing director for global beauty brands, as well as life on the red carpet with some of Hollywood’s hottest A-Listers.
To keep healthy hair in Winter, Billy says that “once a week on dry hair, (you should) brush your hair from scalp to ends using a nice bristle brush to help carry the oils from scalp down to the ends that need the nourishment the most. Oils travel an inch or 2 closest to the scalp because the heat of the skin helps them carry and they get carried throughout the day when we touch our hair, or perhaps when we sleep at night. Our ends need the natural oil from our bodies as well. This technical brushing technique will help do just that.”
To give you the ultimate at-home blowout during Winter, Billy suggests using the Gloss & Toss Shine Serum, which is their “signature blow-dry serum (to) speed up blow-dry time, fight frizz, add smooth silky results to hair and so much more. Enriched with Jojoba, chamomile and licorice root, it can help smooth, hydrate and protect hair.”
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