Of all the seasons for dry hair, winter feels the most inconvenient.
Just as you’re getting ready to attend Christmas parties with coworkers, see long-distance family, and meet your partner’s parents for the first time, your hair starts to look lackluster, dull, and – worst of all – staticky.
Probably not the incredible first impression you imagined, right? Many of these issues are caused by the dry air in the winter, but there’s no need to panic. You can’t control the weather, but you can control your hair.
This blog post is for all of you who’ve wondered: “Why is my hair so dry in the winter?”
Let’s start with the basics.
Why Is My Hair So Dry in the Winter?
Your hair needs a certain level of moisture to remain healthy, and winter is the driest season.
Constant exposure to extreme temperatures can further the issue. When you go from the harsh, cold of outside to the indoor heat, your hair can lose much-needed moisture – and quickly.
That’s when the static happens, and your hair begins to feel and look dull and damaged. And it definitely doesn’t help when you live in one of the driest states in the US.
So, how can you restore your hair during Colorado’s long winter?
How to Restore Your Hair During the Colder Months
It’s hard to watch your hair go from shiny and smooth to frizzy and dry the minute the weather turns.
We get it, and we can help. Here’s how you can add moisture (and life) back into your hair when the temps drop.
Update Your Everyday Products
The key factor to fighting dryness is hydration. Use products that deliver moisture, shine, and nutrients to keep your hair looking good all winter long.
Take a closer look at your shampoo, conditioner, and heat protectant. Should these products be swapped out when the seasons change?
Chances are, yes. There are tons of hydrating products that will perform better in the winter – just ask our team!
Incorporate At-Home Care
Maybe you treat your hair at home, maybe you don’t.
Winter is a great time to try.
The age-old question (why is my hair so dry in the winter?) can be remedied with a little extra self-care at home.
Moisturizing your hair with oil is lifesaving. Simply apply a few drops of nourishing hair oil at the ends of your hair after showering, and watch it become softer and smoother.
One of our favorites? The Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil from Oribe. This product restores your hair by strengthening, protecting, and moisturizing your strands – plus, it’s available at Facetté.
A deep-conditioning hair mask is another great product to try at home (or in the salon, if you’re in the mood to be pampered). They encourage hair growth and soften, hydrate, and add shine to your strands. Think of them like a salon-quality conditioner with increased benefits and long-term results.
When it comes to hair masks, the options are endless. Stop by Facetté, and our team would be happy to help you find the right one for your hair type
Visit the Salon for Treatments
When your hair is dull and dry, sometimes it can be hard to decipher exactly what it needs.
You can research online all day long and still have questions. Your hair is completely unique to you, and the treatments should be, too.
That’s why we recommend our customized Kerastase Fusio-Dose hair treatments. They don’t make large generalizations about your hair but instead focus on the unique issues you’re facing.
With a Fusio-Dose, our team at Facetté will perform a detailed professional diagnosis of your hair to define your main hair needs and create a combination treatment to help. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to your hair, especially with winter dryness.
Better Hair Starts with You
If you’ve tried everything and you’re still asking, “Why is my hair so dry in the winter?” then it might be time to consult the professionals at Facetté. Our team can connect you with the right products and treatments – just stop by!