WINTER HAIR WOES: 10 HAIR REMEDIES FOR COLD WEATHER

Winter hair woes are a very real thing. We can’t tell you how many times we’ve been asked how to protect hair from winter weather or why is my hair so dry in the winter. Between the blasting indoor heat and the frigid, windy air outside, your poor tresses are stressing out from static, dryness, frizz, breakage, and so much more.

So, what’s the quick fix? Today we’re breaking down our go-to hair care tips for cold weather that are sure to restore your hair to its happy, healthy, bouncy self. And keep it there all winter long!

WINTER HAIR TIP #1: DON'T LET FLAT HAIR GET YOU DOWN
Limp, flat top hair is a common side effect of cold, dry weather. All it takes is one blustering gust of wind to ravage your ‘do. But it’s nothing a little volumizing spray can’t fix. We love Raise the Root Thicken + Lift Spray. It instantly lifts roots for a full-bodied, flexible style without dulling color or making hair feel sticky and brittle. Read up on our tips and tricks for adding volume to flat hair.


WINTER HAIR TIP #2: IS HOT WATER BAD FOR YOUR HAIR? YES! 
We know you love hot showers (especially when the temps drop below freezing), but we promise your hair isn’t feeling the same love. Washing your hair in extreme heat dries out your scalp and hair, which not only gives it a straw-like texture, but can also contribute to hair static, frizz, breakage, and dull color. We suggest using warm to moderately hot water instead.

WINTER HAIR TIP #3: HYDRATE DRY HAIR

The best winter hair care tip we can give you is to amp up your moisturizing routine. The lack of moisture in the air coupled with indoor heat is the main cause of dry hair in the winter and can quickly make your strands feel dry, brittle and straw-like. For hair that’s always soft, silky and supple, condition every time you shampoo (we like Color Wow Color Security Conditioner), or use a leave-in moisturizing treatment like our Coconut-Infused Cocktail, which – with its 3 layers of built-in heat protectant – turns your blow dry into an ultra-hydrating treatment. Get more tips on how to care for dehydrated hair on the blog.


WINTER HAIR TIP #4: CUT BACK ON BLOW DRY TIME

Spending 30+ minutes blowing out your hair everyday can majorly exacerbate your dry hair woes. But we also get that not everyone is willing to give up their blowouts. That’s why we created Speed Dry Blow Dry Spray. Its unique alcohol-free formula acts like shrink wrap to squeeze excess moisture from your hair as you blow dry, cutting drying time down by 30% for healthier results.


WINTER HAIR TIP #5: USE HEAT PROTECTANT WHEN HEAT STYLING

You should do this all year round, but especially in the winter. We’ve got you covered there! Every Color Wow product (except for Color Security Shampoo and Dream Filter) comes loaded with at least two heat protectants (Some even have three! See a full chart here.), so your strands are always protected to the max.


WINTER HAIR TIP #6: ADD SHINE TO DULL, LACKLUSTER HAIR

You know us, we’re all about that EXTRA shine, especially in the winter when hair can be at its dullest, most dehydrated. Through the magic of Mullein (the flower power behind our Extra Mist-ical Shine Spray) you can turn your dreary winter hair into a solar-powered spotlight.

Pro Tip: Go over EXTRA with a flat iron to melt the shine into your hair. Don’t worry, it has heat protectant! Check out our blog on how to make hair shiny instantly for more tips on reviving dull hair.


WINTER HAIR TIP #7: IS ALCOHOL BAD FOR YOUR HAIR IN WINTER?

Using products with alcohol on your dry hair in the winter is the equivalent of throwing oil on a fire – just making matters worse. Want more info on ingredients to avoid in hair products? Read this.


WINTER HAIR TIP #8: HOW TO FIX DRY, FRIZZY HAIR? PUT A 'COAT' ON IT

You wear a coat to protect yourself from the cold. Why wouldn’t you do the same for your hair? Frizz is a common occurrence in the dry winter months. That’s why we love to use Dream Coat Supernatural Spray. It’s like you’re bundling up each strand of hair with a glossy, glassy cloak of anti-frizz. Learn how to use Dream Coat like a pro.


WINTER HAIR TIP #9: NEVER LET HAT HAIR GET YOU BENT OUT OF SHAPE 

As temps drop, hats become a must to stay warm. Sadly, hats could give two you-know-what's about the state of your hair, and typically leave your tresses in turmoil – squished flat, dented, full of fly-aways. That’s why we always make sure to have One-Minute Transformation Styling Cream on hand to instantly restore our strands to a smooth, polished surface. Apply to dry hair for an instant refresh, or for a more polished finish, hit with a quick pass of a blow-dryer. No wash required.


WINTER HAIR TIP #10: HOW TO FIX STATICKY HAIR

There’s nothing worse than pulling off your hat and scarf to a huge mess of hair that is staticky. Static electricity happens when your dehydrated hair rubs up against an object and becomes negatively charged. The solution? A styler that actually neutralizes that negativity and helps you achieve your desired result.

Our go-to is Style on Steroids Texturizing Spray. Unlike other texturizing sprays that dry and dull hair, leaving white, chalky residues behind, ours contains translucent moisturizers. So not only do you get instant glam and guts that can withstand any electric charge, but your color stays bright and glossy.