Monday, 26 October 2015

Winter Hair Care

Now the nights are getting darker, the weather is changing too. Outside it is getting colder and many households have started to put the heating on. At this time of year the cold, wind, rain and centrally heated buildings can play havoc with your hair. Here are some tips on how to protect your hair in the Autumn and Winter.

Winter Hair Care

Tangled Hair


Windy days can mean windswept hair styles. To keep hair looking good, think about tieing long hair back or protect hair under a hat. However if you go for the latter option you then have the flat hair problem.

A light conditioner that won't weigh your hair down will help detangle long hair. Consider a leave-in conditioner like Uniq 1 to carry on nourishing dry and split ends. This product smells divine, and leaves your hair silky smooth whilst protecting and detangling too.


If you have greasy hair don't use conditioner all over as your hair only needs extra conditioning on the ends.

Split Ends

Whatever a hair care product promises to do, it cannot mend split ends. Look after your hair, get regular trims and use conditioners as appropriate. This will help improve your hair's condition.

It is also important to never use a brush on wet hair as this can break the hair. Use a wide tooth comb and comb gently from roots to ends.

If you are using heated stylers use a protective product to minimise the damage such as a thermal hair protector. These will protect your hair from hot hair stylers, heated rollers, and straightening irons.

Allow your hair to dry naturally when possible. You could even consider a traditional method of styling your hair with non heated rollers and styles such as plaits and buns.

Flat Hair



Use shampoo, conditioners and styling products designed to add volume and body to your hair, and use a hairspray to prevent your hair style dropping.

Blow drying wet hair upside down will add volume. A product I have recently found is
 the TIGI Bed Head Superstar Blow Dry Lotion. Smelling of oranges, the liquid feels amazing on your hair, a small amount goes a long way and adds volume and softness without stickiness.

When hair is partially dry turn upright to finish styling and concentrate on getting height at the roots with a barrel brush.

When it's cold out, there is nothing more comforting that wearing a warm hat. This though can give you the 'flat hair' look. Keep some styling spray or dry shampoo in your bag to refresh your look when needed and give that boost to your hair.

Dry Hair



Try not to over process hair in the Winter as this can make hair brittle and dryer than normal. Use a shampoo to add shine and gloss like the TIGI Catwalk Fashionista brunette shampoo.

If you hair is very dry, look for conditioning treatments with Argan oil, after all they have been using it in Morocco for centuries. A weekly deep conditioning mask can also help dry and brittle hair.

If you want to cheat and get that Hollywood red carpet look, spritz with shine spray for healthy glowing locks.

Frizzy Hair

Changes in the environment such as heat, cold, wind and rain can cause hair to go frizzy. To prevent this style your hair with a product that discourages moisture absorption. A waterproof hairspray like Techni Art Fix Anti Frizz Spray can keep hair in place and help prevent the frizz.

If you are prone to frizzy hair, don't brush it. Use your finger to apply product and style gently. A touch of conditioner on the ends of hair can help tame the frizz.


* PR collaboration all words and opinions are my own
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23 comments

  1. Great tips and post. I always use hairspray for my hair because I hate flat hair on me- doesn't suit me at all x

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  2. My hair is so fine I use volumising products a lot cuz of that. I do neeed to start looking after my hair better in winter.

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  3. I need some good hair products.

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    1. Hope I inspired you with my recommendations above Jodie.

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  4. Great picks! I need to try out this conditioner, it sounds amazing! :)
    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food, Beauty & Lifestyle

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  6. I am quite prone to greasy hair and for years I would use conditioner all over my hair - making things worse. It's only recently that I realised I should just use it on the ends of my hair. It's made such a difference. :)

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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    1. I have greasy roots and dry ends. Using conditioner on the ends can make a huge difference as you say Jenna.

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  7. I've always been really lucky and had good condition hair, but since dying it pink for charity I've noticed it's a little dryer. I also have really knotted hair after washing, so it's worth me looking at some of these products to help with that xx

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    1. The leave in conditioner Uniq 1 has worked wonders on my hair. Highly recommended.

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  8. Great tips that I especially need to use. My hair is in terrible condition and even worse now thanks to winter. Will definitely try Argan oil.

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  9. Great tips. I use coconut oil too as I have quite dry hair in the winter and I find this really helps. Smells delicious too! x

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    1. The smell is amazing, and reminds me of holidays.

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  10. oo my hairs been feeling it as the weather has turned it gets so much more frizzy! Will be checking some of these products out x

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  11. Im quite lucky and i dont need to buy any expensive shampoo or conditioner to make my hair shiney and soft. But sometimes you just need to treat yourself. I may need to invest in some of these #Love2Blog

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  12. Some really great tips and I think that I always set out with good intentions to look after my hair buying products but when it comes down to it I'll always forget and just give it a quick wash! Having long hair does mean it gets a bit dry sometimes so I'm going to look into the product you suggested for it :) x

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    1. I have long hair and the ends can get really dry. I use an airstyler to add volume and bounce. Try a leave in conditioner or a deep treatment once a week.

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  13. Such great tips. My hair just hasn't been the same since having my little girl. Hopefully it will start behaving soon!! I have been enjoying letting it dry naturally lately or maybe I'm just getting lazier.

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  14. I'm the same as Alice above ^ I always forget to use the nice fancy products and just go ahead and wash my hair normally! I always love going to the hairdressers though and they make your hair feel like a million dollars and I always always have to buy at least one product they recommend to me haha x

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  15. I always have to curl my hair just to give it a little more life, some of these products look fab! xxx

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  16. Great post and tips, I need a haircut I think, I've not had a trim since January and like you said, no amount of products is going to make my split ends better! :(
    X X

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  17. I need to consider some of these for sure and I hear BedHead products are some of the best out there. They smell ahh-mazing too! #Love2Blog

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