Sometimes it’s hard to love winter when your hair becomes dry, brittle, and frizzy. However, you can combat the harsh effects by adding a little TLC to your hair care routine. Adding some great Aveda products will alleviate the brittleness and breakage that can occur in between salon visits.
Turn up the hydration. Now is the time to use a quality hydrating conditioner each time you wash your hair. A hydrating masque like the dry remedy™ moisturizing masque by Aveda will help. This will give your hair the pop of hydration that it needs to stay smooth and soft all winter long.
Enjoy a scalp massage. When you apply your masque or composition oil, take the time to work it in with a gentle scalp massage. This will promote blood circulation and remove those unwanted dead skin cells. A regular scalp massage will keep your scalp healthy which will in turn lead to healthier hair.
Avoid strong shampoos. Shampoos made for oily hair or dandruff tend to dry out the hair and lead to weakened hair follicles. That’s something you definitely want to avoid in the winter. Try a mild neutral shampoo such as cherry almond shampoo™ or shampure™ which are perfect for everyday use.
Turn the heat down a notch. Although you may enjoy a hot, steamy shower to wind you down, your hair doesn’t like it. Washing your hair with hot water weakens the hair cuticle. As well, using heated styling tools at their highest settings causes hair breakage and dries out the hair. Try towel drying your hair before using a blow dryer to cut down on the amount of time you’re exposing your hair to the heat. When it comes to styling tools, pair them with Aveda’s damage control spray™ and use the lowest settings possible.
Eat your greens. A healthy diet keeps your skin, hair, and nails in shape. Foods that are rich in vitamins, zinc, and proteins go a long way in helping to keep your hair shiny and strong. Very important all year round is to also drink plenty of water to keep your hair and skin hydrated.
At HQ Salon & Spa, we believe in our Aveda products. Let us show you the products that work best with your hair type. Give us a call at any of our locations in Westlake or Lorain, OH or Wesley Chapel, FL. You can also book online for a time that suits your schedule. We look forward to helping you look your absolute best.