Now is the time to start getting a plan in place for dealing with winter’s harsh effects on your hair. Low humidity, static, lack of moisture can all make hair look dry, lifeless and feeling brittle. The strategy I use is to incorporate products that will nourish, protect and add moisture to my hair.
The Mark Hill MiracOILicious line is perfect for anyone looking to repair and nourish hair that is dehydrated or heat damaged. It is filled with an exotic mix of 14 of the world’s finest essential oils and plant extracts including Moroccan Argan Oil, Ylang Ylang, Bergamont, Cedarwood, Sage & Sandlewood Spearmint, Castor, Palmarosa, Orange, Patchouli, Clove, Artemisia Pallens Flower & White Birch. Each product is also Sulphate and Paraban-free. I’ve been using the MiracOILicious Nourishing Shampoo ($9.99) and MiracOILicious Nourishing Conditioner ($9.99) and really like how healthy my hair looks and feels!
One of my favorite haircare lines is Alterna and I’ve recently discovered the Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray ($30). This ultra-hydrating leave-in conditioning spray is light enough for all hair types, yet rich enough to deeply hydrate without weighing hair down. I love that there is proprietary technology that locks in hair color & brightness and oh, the shine!
Brittle hair can lead breakage and winter’s harsh air can lead to flyaways. The new Conair Infiniti Pro Argan Oil Treatment Strip Finishing Brush ($12.99) is proven to offer up to 55% better conditioning and up to 50% less hair breakage (based upon independent testing by a third party lab). This breakthrough new brush combines a brush containing natural boar bristles with the One ‘n Only® Argan Oil Treatment strip ($3.99) that pops onto the brush to condition and nourish the hair. You’ll see shiny, soft, smooth hair all winter long.
Now’s the time of year I like to be diligent about using a hair mask. Inspired by the hydrating and conditioning benefits of pampering and relaxing ingredients like honey, the new Hair Food Moisture Collection from Clairol provides moisture and hydration to nourish and soothe dry hair. I like the Hair Food Moisture Hair Mask ($11.99), which contains essences of honey and apricot oil to hydrate, condition and coat each strand of hair. The formula helps provides rich moisture protection from everyday styling for smooth, manageable hair while adding softness, smoothness and radiant shine.
And although not specific to just winter hair, Kérastase has released the Bombshell Luxe Collection, including V.I.P. ($20), a versatile dry texturizing spray, Baume Double Je ($37), a workable half cream/half paste and Laque Noire ($37), a strong hold hairspray that’s perfect for upcoming holiday hairstyles. My favorite of three new products is V.I.P. It’s a workable spray that enables you to get body, volume and grip or second-day styling without a residue or product buildup. As someone who is constantly working to maintain my color, I try to shampoo less frequently, so this is the perfect product for me. Available in salons and kerastase-usa.com.
How do you take extra care of your hair in the winter? Let me know in the comments!