Winter Skin Saviours: Hair Care

Hair Hydration!

Just like the rest of your body, your hair suffers from harsh weather conditions. Cold and dry winds along with artificial heating tends to dehydrate your hair; leading to fizziness and damage. With a few easy changes, you can ensure your locks stays healthy and damage free this winter.

Cover your hair using a scarf or a hat to protect your hair while outside. This reduces loss of moisture and prevents breakage from strong winds.

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Avoid hot showers as this dries your hair further. Instead use lukewarm water to reduce damage.

Always use a conditioner. You should also use a hydrating mask at least once a week.

Macadamia - hair masque

Macadamia Deep Repair Masque

This masque combines macadamia with hydrating oils including argan, tea tree and chamomile oil, along with aloe and algae extracts which are known to provide to long lasting nourishment. The formula helps to revitalise and restore dry and damaged hair while improving shine and elasticity.

Directions of use:

Use the deep repair masque evenly throughout towel dried hair and leave for about 5 minutes before rinsing with warm water. This masque should not be used more than twice a week.

Always check the ingredients – do not use products such as hairsprays with high alcohol content as these will dry your hair leading to breakage.

Reduce the use of styling hot tools and blow drying. Always use these with heat protecting products when needed.

Kerastase - hair protect

Kérastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique

This nourishing and protecting formula is filled with proteins, lipids and carbohydrates which work at the root of your hair to leave it feeling soft and hydrated. The leave in treatment not only smooths dull and rough looking fibres but also leaves it looking shiny and full of health. The Iris royal complex along with Iris rhizome extract protects against dryness leading to 87% less breakage while the siccative linseed oil promotes intense smoothness and shine.

Directions for use:

Use on towel dried hair concentrating on the ends and any other dry areas before running your fingers through the rest. Dry as normal using a wide-toothed comb.

Invest in a humidifier, it helps your locks look well nourished whilst also keeping your skin hydrated.

Make sure to get a trim every 6-8 weeks as this will remove all dead ends and make your hair look a lot healthier.

Make oils a habit – they not only add moisture into your hair but also help to maintain health and shine.

redken - hair oil

RedKen Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Intense

The perfect blend of rich natural oils is specifically designed to nourish and enrich dry and distressed hair. The formula which contains olive, jojoba and coconut oils not only softens but also protects against future damage; making it ideal for use before styling. The silicone free formula is based on a hybrid oil technology which penetrates each level of hair fibre to make your hair three times stronger and twice as shiny.

Directions of use:

The oil can be used in various ways to suit your needs. Use 2-3 drops and warm it up by rubbing in your palms before applying. You can use it on dry hair before shampooing or as an overnight treatment. You can also use the oil before blow drying to reduce damage and dryness.

Just making a few small changes to your routine will make sure your locks stays beautiful and healthy this winter.  Share your favourite hair tips and products with us using #LFhaul or by leaving a comment below.



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