Our hair is one of winter’s greatest victims. Wind, rain and non-stop air conditioning can leave hair feeling dry and dull, brittle and frizzy. There are, however, a few simple steps that you can follow to maintain your mane as you wait out the winter months.
QUICK OR DEEP TREATMENTS?
If you are super busy it can be tricky to find that extra time to apply a great hair masque and let it soak for a good hour, but it is worth it. If you are pressed for time, select a 60 second treatment to give your locks a little extra love without the need to linger. Ideal for gaining extra shine and bounce right before a big night out!
Or alternatively, opting for a night in? Pour yourself a glass of something nice, snuggle into your warm dressing gown, pop your feet up, tune into your favourite show and let the right deep treatment do the work of repairing your hair, but be sure you check instructions for how long you can leave a masque on and always use within recommended guidelines.
When rinsing, be thorough and while a nice hot shower is lovely in winter, it’s best to avoid it on your hair as it can reduce the hydrating effects of your masque. Opt for slightly cooler water if you can and end with a quick blast of cold water for extra shine and bounce.
Can I use ‘coconut oil’ as a cheaper alternative?
While off the shelf “coconut oil” has emerged as a go-to budget hair treatment the verdict is still out on whether it is good or bad for your hair. For example, see this article. While it may offer some benefits to certain hair types, there is a risk that coconut oil may cause protein build up leading to more breakage so best to chat to your hairdresser first.
END IT REGULARLY
Hydration and treatments can help keep your locks luscious and healthy but nothing beats a split, dry end like a regular trim. Handy fact – Price Attack offer fabulous salon services, so you can get all you need in one convenient trip.