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Winter Hair Sos: Tips To Beat Dryness In The New Year

Winter Hair Sos: Tips To Beat Dryness In The New Year

As the winter frost settles in, our hair often faces a battle against dryness. The chilly air outside and the warm, dry air indoors can leave our locks feeling parched and lacking moisture. But fear not! There are simple steps you can take to rescue your hair from the clutches of dryness and keep it luscious and healthy throughout the New Year ... salon hair treatments.


Hydration, Inside Out

Did you know that what you consume affects your hair's hydration? That's right! Drinking enough water helps your body stay hydrated, which in turn keeps your hair moisturized. Alongside water, munch on fruits like watermelon and cucumbers, and munch on veggies like tomatoes and bell peppers. These tasty treats are loaded with water and nutrients that can give your hair a hydration boost.


Gentle Shampooing

During the winter months, switch to a gentle, hydrating shampoo. Look for shampoos that don't contain harsh sulfates that can strip your hair of its natural oils like Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo. Washing your hair less frequently can also help retain moisture, as overwashing can lead to dryness. When you do shampoo, focus on your scalp and let the suds gently cleanse the lengths of your hair as they rinse out.


Condition, Condition, Condition

Conditioning is your hair's best friend in the fight against dryness. Use a rich, nourishing conditioner after every wash to lock in moisture. Concentrate on the ends, where your hair tends to be driest. For an added hydration boost, consider a deep conditioning treatment like Olaplex No. 8 once a week. This helps revive and restore moisture to your locks, leaving them soft and shiny.


Say Yes to Oils

Hair oils can be a lifesaver in the battle against winter dryness. Opt for natural oils like argan, coconut, or jojoba oil. Apply a small amount to the ends of your hair to seal in moisture and prevent split ends. You can also use a few drops of Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil to smooth frizz and add shine after styling.


Protect Your Hair from the Cold

Just like we wrap up in cozy scarves during winter, our hair needs protection too. Wear hats or scarves made from soft materials like silk or satin to shield your hair from the cold, harsh wind. These materials cause less friction and help prevent static and breakage.


Limit Heat Styling

While it's tempting to use heat styling tools to tame unruly hair, they can worsen dryness. Minimize the use of hair dryers, curling irons, and straighteners. If you must style with heat, use a heat protectant spray to shield your hair from damage. Consider embracing natural hairstyles or opting for heatless styling methods like braids or buns.


Regular Trims

Regular trims may seem counterintuitive when you're trying to grow your hair, but they're vital in combating dryness. Trimming your hair every 6-8 weeks helps prevent split ends from traveling up the hair shaft, keeping your hair healthier overall.


Humidify Your Space

Indoor heating during winter can suck moisture from the air, leaving your hair dry. Using a humidifier can add moisture back into the air, benefiting both your skin and your hair. Aim for a humidity level of around 40-50% to help combat dryness.


With a few tweaks to your hair care routine, you can bid farewell to dry, lackluster hair this winter. By hydrating from within, choosing gentle hair care products, protecting your locks from the elements, and embracing natural hairstyles, you'll give your hair the love and moisture it craves. Start the New Year with these hair-saving tips, and let your hair shine its way through the winter blues!

Ready to give your hair the TLC it needs to look fabulous in the New Year? Make an appointment with one of our talented stylists for a trim and personal hair care prescription to help your luscious locks thrive. Give us a call at 781-270-9200 or use our easy-to-use ONLINE BOOKING TOOL to set up your appointment right from your phone. We can't wait to see you at PYARA SPA AND SALON, located at 1050 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.