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Winter Woes: The Ultimate Guide to Revive Your Hair

By now, you’re likely all too familiar with the effects of dry, cold wintery air on your hair. A flaky scalp, hat hair and general lack of smooth, shiny locks are just a handful of winter dilemmas.  

Exposure to the cold climate and constant heating can zap the moisture out of your hair, leading to a dull, static, frizzy look that’s more prone to damage. So, how can you put aside your winter woes and tackle these problems head-on? We’ve put together our top 5 favourite hair care tips that will revive your hair this winter.  

1. Moisturise your Hair with Oil Treatments 

Split ends shrink like a prune and then crack during the colder months, so adding oil treatments to your winter hair care routine can effectively combat dryness. Hair oil lubricates the cuticle and allows it to open and close, sealing it shut. Apply just a few drops to your ends daily to replenish the moisture it needs, preventing breakage and leaving it soft and shiny.   

Use products containing amino acids and peptides (which is what keratin is made of), as this will temporarily glue your hair cuticles back together. We recommend Elixir Ultime Original Hair Oil by Kérastase or No. 7 Bonding Oil by Olaplex – both available at Epic Hair Designs. 

 

2. Use Heat Protectant 

It comes as no surprise that heat styling is a significant culprit for dry, damaged hair. When your hair is already fragile during the colder months, heat styling will only sap out more moisture from the hair strands. Prevention is always better (and less expensive) than cure when it comes to hair damage. Using a heat protectant creates a shield against the perils of straighteners and blow-dryers without sacrificing softness and shine. Try Oribe’s Invisible Defence Universal Protection Spray or Thermashape Hot Flex Spray by KMS.  

 

3. Commit to a Weekly Hair Mask 

Taking the time on #SelfcareSunday for a hair mask can make a big, shiny difference to your crowning glory. Just like a weekly face mask for healthy, radiant skin, weekly intensive hair masks are a great way to hydrate and repair your hair. Not only can they reverse the effects of brittle dryness, but they are also excellent for protecting your hair against environmental stressors all year. In less than 20 minutes, you can provide your hair with many health benefits in the comfort of your own home! We like to think of hair masks as intense conditioners that soften and hydrate, boost growth, add shine, and fight off itchy scalps. Goldwell’s Kerasilk Intensive Repair Mask is perfect for stressed and damaged hair. Ask one of our Epic Stylists which mask would be best suited for you when you next come into the salon!  

 

4. Stop Over Washing! 

Obviously, if your hair needs a wash, it needs a wash. However, if you can prolong the time in between, you’ll be surprised by how nourished your locks are. Over washing your hair with shampoo strips it of its natural oils, resulting in further dryness and scalp irritation. Our Epic Stylists recommend shampooing your hair no more than two times a week. Instead, we recommend using a dry shampoo to help maintain your blowout for those few extra days. Applying dry shampoo through your hair will absorb the natural oils for a revitalised finish, so you can keep your fabulous look all week long! The Kérastase Fresh Affair Dry Shampoo is a lightweight hair spray that leaves roots feeling ultra clean and healthy. Available in all Epic Hair Salons.  

 

5. Get a Fusio Treatment in Salon 

Visit one of the Epic Hair Designs salons for a Kérastase Fusio-Dose treatment. The Fusio-Dose concentré is a system of care formulas that your stylist will mix and apply to target your concerns. We offer a selection of concentrés that can help reach your hair goals, including: 

  • Booster Genesis – For fortification and softness and providing a stronger, shinier hair fibre 
  • Booster Reconstruction – For strength and reinforcement providing more resistance to damage 
  • Booster Nutrition – For softness and nourishment providing anti-dryness protection 
  • Booster Chroma – For hair colour protection and a high-shine finish 

All you need to do is sit back and relax with a hot towel and scalp massage while the treatment works its magic. Routine treatments every 4-6 weeks will leave your hair soft, shiny and incredibly healthy!  

 

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