Move over glam Holiday parties! It’s now the beginning of January, and nothing feels better than sliding into comfy cashmere joggers while toning down your beauty routine a few notches.
But just as those winter blahs start creeping in, flat, static hair and flyaways begin to hover like a menacing cloud above your head. The culpit? Super dry air in our overheated homes and hermetically sealed downtown condos. Add to that a cute wool beanie that keeps your head warm when you venture outside for a quick jog, and all the ingredients are present to amplify static electricity. Even worse if your hair is very fine.
To solve all these hair troubles, here are Pure’s six tips for keeping hair smooth and well-moisturised during the long winter months. And you can always add them to your list of resolutions, too!
1. Pack On The Hydrating Hair Products
Now’s the time to treat yourself to a weekly high nutrition mask to revitalise your tired tresses. You have long, blonde hair? It will be doubly thankful since lightening products can sometimes make it more porous and dry.
2. Hair Oil Is Your BFF
Massage a few drops of hair oil, morning and night, to the tips of your hair. The moisture helps keep static at bay and makes hair become easier to style, while staying smooth and silky. Bonus points if you have a silk pillowcase.
3. Don’t Shampoo As Often
No matter how gentle the shampoo, its main objective is to clean hair by stripping oil and removing build-up. When the weather gets very cold, try skipping a day or two more between shampoos, or simply try the co-washing method by reaching for the conditioner instead of your regular shampoo. Works wonders, too, if you like swimming workouts.
4. Always Add A Heat Protection Hair Product
We all love how a curling iron amplifies the effect of a beautiful balayage with a cascade of shimmering, bouncy curls. But always remember to add a heat protection hair product before to create more shine and lock in anti-static protection.
5. Use a Microfiber Towel Instead of Terry Cloth
If you have curly hair, it’s probably a good idea to replace your regular bath towel and start using a microfiber one to absorb water as you step out of the shower. The reason? Curly hair is more delicate and prone to breakage, and hair is more fragile when it is wet.
6. Go Natural with a Boar Bristle Brush
If being more sustainable is one of your priorities, try a natural boar bristle brush and wood comb. The added bonus? With the friction they create on the hair, plastic combs and brushes can cause static electricity. So, with one simple step you can become eco-friendly and have more beautiful hair!