Keeping Your Hair and Scalp Hydrated Through The Winter

Once winter hits, we instantly bundle ourselves up against the cold. Our summer clothes go to the back of the closet and the knitted jumpers get moved to the front. We add extra moisturizing products to our skincare routine and apply as much lip balm as possible. The one thing that we tend to overlook though is the impact that the colder weather has on our hair and scalp. At 212 Salon and Day Spa, we have rounded up some of our top tips for keeping your hair and scalp hydrated, including hair masks and conditioning treatments.

Use Less Heat Products

One easy step that you can take is to use fewer heat products on your hair. Your hair will naturally become dryer in colder climates, which is worsened by the use of heat products like straighteners and hair curlers. You don’t need to cut them out of your routine entirely but try to make your curls last longer by applying dry shampoo or a holding wax as needed. When you need to blow dry your hair, opt for one of the lower temperature options. Heat products are one of the leading causes of split ends and brittle hair, so you want to reduce your usage of them during the winter.

Add An Extra Dose of Conditioner 

Changing up your hair care routine is a simple way to treat your hair to an extra boost of hydration. You should start conditioning your hair more frequently during winter and aim to deep condition once a week. Our Felps Gold Million Shampoo and Conditioner will be your hair’s best friend during winter, and you can pick up your own set in our salon. As well as hydrating your hair and scalp, the Felps Gold will reduce frizz and give your locks a healthy shine. Keeping your hair well-conditioned can stop your hair becoming static, particularly if you have finer hair.

Wash Your Hair Less

Try and cut down on the frequency of your hair washes. You want to keep your hairs natural oils to keep your scalp moisturized, and the heat from the shower can strip back these essential oils. Try adding an extra day between washes to keep your hair and scalp hydrated. If you suffer from a flaky scalp, then this tip is a must! While we all love to take an extra-long hot shower during winter, it dries your skin and your scalp with the heat. Try lowering the temperature of your shower when you can and wash your hair in lukewarm water instead of at the highest temperature.

 If you suffer from thin hair, you want to take extra care to keep moisture in your hair to stop it turning brittle. Dry shampoo will be your go-to product to help you wash your hair less. 

Hydrate Your Body As Well As Your Hair

Speaking of hydration, you need to keep your body hydrated. We often hear that you need to drink water to keep your skin healthy, and the same is true for your hair and scalp. Try to drink at least two liters of water a day to keep your skin, scalp and hair hydrated. Hitting your water target will help with your hair growth, as water makes up 25% of the weight of your hair. Keeping your body hydrated will prevent split ends developing and stop your hair from becoming brittle. When you are drinking enough water, you are less likely to suffer from problems such as dandruff or an itchy scalp.

Indulge In A Hair Mask

Winter is the perfect time of year to indulge in a hair treatment. With office parties, family reunions and seasonal events, you want your hair to look healthy and voluminous. We recommend booking in for a Felps Gold Million hair mask treatment to give yourself a winter treat and to give your hair a hydrating boost. The Felps Gold Million hair mask contains gold particles and state-of-the-art components that intensely hydrate your hair, reduces frizz, and adds volume. This mask can be booked as a treatment at 212 Salon and Day Spa and lasts for up to five weeks. 

Protect Your Hair With A Hat

Just like you wear a jumper to keep you warm during winter, you shouldn’t go outside without a warm hat to keep your scalp protected. Try to keep an eye out for wool hat that is lined with either silk or satin as this will prevent any split ends or breakages in your hair. Don’t venture outside with wet hair either! If you have colored hair, going outside with it damp during winter can cause your color to fade quicker and can result in breakages. 

Invest In A Hair Oil

Our night-time skincare routines are always focused on moisturizing our skin, and the same is true for hydrating our hair. Your skin and hair naturally dry during the night while you sleep, which is why you want to lock in moisture and add an extra dose of hydration. You can use hair oil on either wet or dry hair, which you can leave in overnight to moisturize your hair and scalp. If you want to keep the oil locked into your hair, you can wrap your hair in a silk scarf to protect your pillowcase and to keep your hair moisturized. Keep an eye out for lighter hair oils such as Argan Oil, which won’t leave your hair feeling greasy or heavy.

These seven simple steps will help you keep your hair and scalp hydrated throughout the winter. 

You want to keep your scalp protected from the cold with a hat, avoid going outside with damp hair, and cut down on hot showers that strip your hair of its natural oils. Winter is a time of year when you want to keep on top of your regular haircuts, which can get rid of split ends and keep your hair healthy and growing through to the spring. Investing in conditioning treatments and a hair mask is an extra way of indulging your hair with a boost of hydration to see it through the winter.

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