One of the worst things about winter is how dull and dry hair gets, not to mention the dreaded static cling. With all of the holiday events happening, it becomes a struggle to get our hair looking the way we want. Well, I’ve put together a list of ways to keep your hair looking healthy, shiny, and oh so beautiful this holiday season.
I like to take extra time during the winter and make sure I deep condition my hair twice a week. I use The Body Shop’s Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter in the shower. I smooth it through my hair and leave it in for about five minutes and rinse it out. My hair feels super smooth afterwards. It also comes in a formula for color treated hair as well.
Hair oils work like magic. I use Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil every time I get out of the shower and it works amazingly well. The great thing about this product is that I can also use a pump or two on dry hair to tame the static and it doesn’t leave my hair with a greasy residue after. I also like Organix Miracle In-Shower Oil. You can squeeze a little bit into your shampoo or conditioner to give them an extra boost. You can even put it into your shower gel to give your skin a healthy glow. Looking to splurge a little? Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil is also a great choice.
Use A Split End Repair Cream
I always love the way my hair feels after I get it cut. The ends are so healthy and never get tangled. I like to try and keep that healthy feeling for as long as possible, so I use a split end repair cream at night before bed or after I shower at least once a week just to give the ends a little nourishment. I really like the repair creams from Pantene. My favorites is the Repair and Protect Overnight Miracle Serum. After just one use your hair will look and feel ten times better.
Wash Your Hair With Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a surprising way to get your hair looking shiny. It not only works to smooth the hair cuticle which gives your hair that mega shine, it also contains acetic acid which get rid of product buildup. I take an empty plastic water bottle and pour three tablespoons of ACV in and then fill the rest with cold water. At least once or twice a week during the dry season I pour the about half the bottle on my hair and massage my scalp. You’ll be amazed at the results. You can also get similar results using Fekkai’s Apple Cider Shampoo.
DIY Conditioning Spray
This conditioning spray works wonders on dry, damaged hair.
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 tbsp. Jojoba oil
- 1 tbsp. Argan oil
- 10 drops essential oil (I like lime because it smells great with the coconut)
- Full fat coconut milk
- Spray bottle
Melt the coconut oil in the microwave and pour into the spray bottle along with the oils. Fill the rest of the bottle with coconut milk and add the essential oils (you can add more or less depending on how strong you want the smell). Shake up the mixture and pop it in the fridge. Use as necessary.
The argan, jojoba, and coconut oils will tame frizz and give you shine, while the coconut milk will nourish your hair from root to tip.
DIY Hair Mask
I only use this hair mask when my hair is in desperate need of some hydration and nourishment. All you do is whisk two whole eggs and four tablespoons of olive oil in a bowl. Apply the mixture on your hair (a clean paint brush helps with this) and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse it out and your hair will be so smooth it’ll feel like silk.
Cold Water Washes
If you’re not big into using hair treatments or putting too much product in your hair, but still want your hair to be noticeably shinier, simply rinse out your shampoo and conditioner with cold water. When you put your conditioner in, leave it in for about two minutes (I like to leave it in while I wash my body or face) and rinse it out with cold, cold water. I like steaming hot showers during the winter just as much as the next girl but blasting your hair with cold water at the end of a shower will give it that extra shine.
If any of you have suggestions of future posts, let me know in the comments below!
xox – Ashley