Prevent Cold Weather Hair Damage

Exposure for the next couple months to the constant contrast between freezing temps outside and warm, dry air inside can wreak havoc on your hair, especially if it is already prone to being dry and brittle. Here are some of our favorite solutions to help prevent damage to your hair this winter.

  1. Shampoo less frequently.  If your hair is dry, try to shampoo a little less frequently during the winter months.  This will help prevent the stripping of the natural oils in your hair and keep the strands smooth and laying flat.
  2. Use a once-weekly hot oil treatment.  We recommend Bumble and Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil.  It’s easy to use and just takes a couple extra minutes before you hop in the shower to shampoo.  CAREFULLY place the tube in a mug of hot water for 1 minute and then apply to your hair, especially the ends.  Leave in for 2 minutes before shampooing.  This hot oil treatment once a week can help maintain strength and prevent those annoying fly-aways from static every time you come in from the cold.
  3. Use a shampoo that’s moisture-rich. Even if your hair tends to be on the oily side, during the harsh extremes of winter, using a shampoo that helps retain moisture and natural oils will help prevent breakage.  Gentle Shampoo from Bumble and Bumble is emollient rich and will help retain a natural shine and body by keeping strands weighted and smooth.
  4. Condition in the shower AND use a leave-in.  Make sure you’re paying special attention to the ends, and use a shower-cap after application for extra penetration into the strands.

Finally, remember to keep your appointments with your stylist here at Zoi’a Spa Salon.  Any damage or potential problems can be addressed before they become unmanageable.  We have the experience and products you need to look beautiful year-round, whatever the weather.