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11 Tips for Winter Hair Care

Winter is around the corner and soon we will see temperatures drop, a new set of hair issues start to pop up. You start to see roots begin to frizz and our ends rapidly dry out. However, this season you can solve your top winter hair problems by being proactive with your haircare routine. From hydrating your hair on-the-go to stopping static on its tracks, here are 11 winter hair tips that can help to keep your strands looking fabulous all season long.

1. SWITCH UP YOUR HAIR DRYER

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Not all hair dryers are created equal. To help fight off frizz and speed up your drying time, reach for an ionic blow dryer to help dry your strands. Unlike traditional blow dryers, ionic dryers emit negative ions. These tiny particles help to separate and evaporate water molecules at a rapid rate. As this helps to dry your hair faster, your hair spends less time in direct heat, which prevents damage and unwanted frizz.

Using an ionic dryer is also a great way to speed up your routine in the morning. Honestly, who wants to spend all morning drying their strands? Cut your drying time in half by using an ionic blow dryer paired with a heat protectant like J Beverly Hill Platinum REVIVE™ that accelerates your blow drying time for a quicker, more efficient hair care routine.

2. SEAL SPLIT ENDS

It’s no secret that winter weather can be super drying on our lovely Locs. Be proactive this winter season by using products that that will help to hydrate your strands and protect your hair from damage or breakage. Talk to your Diverse Roots Salon Stylist about products that can help in that department. By reaching for Ouidad and J Beverly Hill products that help to lock in moisture, you can better protect your ends and save yourself from heading to the salon.

However, if you do find yourself with bothersome split ends, reach for a leave-in split end treatment to help reduce the appearance of uneven or broken ends. This handy treatment works by conditioning the hair and strengthening the strands from root-to-tip.

3. FIGHT FLAKES

As the temperature starts to plummet, so does the condition of our scalp. Between the chilly outdoor temperatures and the warm indoor heat, our scalps can become very dry and flaky. To help ward off the flakes and to keep your favorite black sweater looking spotless, switch to a shampoo that contains salicylic acid. This powerful ingredient works wonders at exfoliating the scalp, removing dead skin cells and breaking down any built up product on the scalp. Use this exfoliating shampoo as needed to keep your hair free from flakes.

4. SILKY SMOOTH

Don’t let hat hair keep you down. Prevent any unwanted frizz or denting by choosing hats that are lined with silk. The smooth texture of the fabric helps to smooth the hair’s cuticle and keep the hair static-free. It’s a great way to fight off hat hair and winter frizz all-in-one!

5. METAL? Yes METAL!

One of the best ways to prevent static during the winter is by using a metal comb when brushing the hair. As you brush, the metal in the comb works to eliminate static that has built up in your hair. Throw one in your handbag for quick touchups on-the-go this winter.

6. ADD SHINE

Throughout the winter, your haircolor can start to look dull or faded due to the dryness in the strands. Replenish your hair’s natural sheen by using a shine spray throughout your ends. Adding J Beverly Hill Platinum SHINE back to your strands can help to revitalize your haircolor and make your strands look more vibrant.

7. DOUBLE UP

 Get a heat protectant like J Beverly Hill Platinum REVIVE™ with dual benefits—protect your hair from heat damage as well as smooth your ends. It’s a one-two punch for keeping your hair looking fabulous when styling your hair this winter.

 8. PUMP UP THE VOLUME

Besides frizz, flattened roots are another annoying hair issue that comes with winter hat hair. In order to keep your roots looking full and voluminous, reach for a dry shampoo to help boost your strands. Simply spray throughout your roots and comb through with a metal brush to help liven up your hair. Consult with a Diverse Roots Salon Stylist today!

 9. GLOSS IT UP

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Keep your haircolor looking fresh this winter by scheduling a Diverse Roots Salon hair gloss service with your stylist. Hair glosses help to tone and refresh the haircolor while adding shine and conditioning to the hair. It’s exactly what your hair needs during the chilly winter months.

 

10. STOP STATIC IN ITS TRACKS

Fight static on the go by packing a few frizz fighting sheets in your purse. These sheets work to help eliminate static without adding product or weighing down the hair. It’s an easy way to touch up your hairstyle while on-the-go.

 

11. HYDRATE YOUR HAIR ON-THE-GO

Keep your hair hydrated all day long by spritzing your ends with a leave-in conditioner. The spray will help to moisturize your hair and keep it protected from the drying winter winds.

Wash Curly Hair —The Right Way

 Wash Curly Hair —The Right Way

  • Choose a shampoo or co-wash based on the condition your hair is in. If your hair is dry, brittle, or damaged, go for an extra-moisturizing.
  • Which cleanser should I use for my hair? If your curls are healthy, choose a shampoo based on the benefits you want. Diverse Roots has the right product for all your hair needs!
  • A cleanser targeted to your curl type’s needs is always a good bet—for example, kinky curls are best cleansed with a co-wash, while loose curls benefit from a volume-boosting shampoo and conditioner combo. For classic curls, look for a shampoo and conditioner that balances moisture; for tight curls, a more deeply hydrating regimen is ideal.
  • How often should I wash my hair? It depends on your curl type. Loose and classic curls can lather up two to four times a week. Kinky curl types can co-wash weekly, and deep cleanse with shampoo once a month. Tight curls fall somewhere in between – shampoo or co-wash every few days to a week. A good rule of thumb: If your curls feel dry, try washing less frequently.
  • How do I prevent tangles? Don’t shampoo in a circular motion, which tangles the curls. Instead, use a gentle back and forth motion, and avoid bunching up your curls. Massage your shampoo or co-wash into your roots, and work the lather down the mid-lengths and lightly on the ends. If your curls are very knotted, carefully break up the tangles with your fingers before wetting your hair – but don’t dry brush your curls.
  • What’s the best way to condition curly hair? Choose a conditioner based on how much moisture your hair needs, then let your curl type guide your application. If you’re a loose or classic curl type, apply your conditioner from your hair’s mid-lengths to ends, “so you don’t weigh down the roots and create a pyramid. If your curls are tight or kinky, you can condition closer to the scalp as well as through the ends. Use your fingers to detangle as you distribute the conditioner, or if your curls are especially prone to tangling, comb through with a wide tooth comb. Let your conditioner soak in for between two and five minutes. If your goal is elongated curls, don’t rinse out all the conditioner – leave a light coating on the hair to add weight to the curls. Visit Diverse Roots Salon for a free Consultation.