Prep Your Hair for the Cold Months With These Expert Tips



Winter is about to invade our lives and our beauty routines, whether you like it or not. The best plan of action? Be prepared to fight back against hair woes with some expert winter hair care tips. We asked Shannon Walsh and Cortney Peck of Boston's renowned Jeffrey Lyle Salon to share their best secrets.

theFashionSpot: What are a few of the most common and annoying hair issues that winter brings?

Shannon Walsh and Cortney Peck: Winter brings along static, flat hair, dry ends and easily tangled hair.

tFS: Is there anything special you should do to switch up your hair routine to prep for the winter months?

CP: I would definitely invest in a good mask, because with winter comes [indoor] heat that causes those flyaways and dry ends. Also, I tell my clients that they can wash their hair less and use hot tools more sparingly.

tFS: Do you have any DIY tips for fighting winter hair issues?

SW: After spending all that time blow drying/styling your hair, put your hair up in a loose bun at the crown of your head and tuck it under a hat or hood. What this does is preserve the volume and shape of the blow-dry, while keeping it dry and in place during the winter months.

tFS: Do you recommend switching up the products you use for your hair during the winter? If so, what are some of the best product types you can use?

CP: Like I said before, using a mask is definitely beneficial because hair seems to dry out in the cold. I prefer Kerastase Nutritive Masque on damp hair in/out of the shower for 5-10 minutes. 

SW: I also prefer L'Oreal Mousse Volupte in the winter because my hair gets flat and staticky.

tFS: Any other tips or tricks?

SW: I definitely advise my clients to get trims more regularly because their ends get dried out and split.

A new season is always a great excuse to buy some new hair products. These are three of our latest obsessions.

  1. Oribe Signature Moisture Masque — Seeking moisture and major softness? This deep moisture mask gives you both! Did we mention it smells incredible?
  2. Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Moisturizing Lather Shampoo — This shampoo is 100% free of sulfates and offers needy winter hair gentle hydration and color protection. Oh yeah, and it helps repair damaged hair.
  3. Herbal Essences Hydralicious De-Damage Boost Conditioner  — Winter hair is often damaged hair, but you can say bye bye to dry, frizzy locks with this conditioner. The best part? Its berry fragrance — yum.