Here’s how to have a great hair day – every day – whatever the weather
6 January 2014
Problem: The damp leaves my hair flat and limp
Solution: Choose styling products that repel water. Waxes, sprays and serums are pretty water-resistant: like water off a duck’s back, rain can’t penetrate, hence the reason they’re so good at sealing in moisture. I especially like Lee Stafford Climate Control Spray, £5.99, which repels anything the weather throws at your hair.
Solution: A good hairspray will help to flatten frizzy hairs. Try John Frieda Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hair Spray, £5.59 for 250ml.
Solution: Colour doesn't fade as
fast in winter as in summer, but there's still UV damage going on.
Chances are your skin is paler than summer, so enhance your hair colour
with slightly richer tones from the colour spectrum, and avoid anything
too ashen. Ask your hairdresser about having a colour glaze treatment,
which gives any hair colour an incredible shine that lasts for four to
Solution: Reduce blow-drying if you can If it suits your hairstyle,
allow your hair to air-dry naturally over the weekend. Make hair serum
your very best friend too over the next few months apply to dry or damp
hair to help seal in all the moisture you've just added. By coating the
ends of individual hairs you reduce the friction that builds up, keeping
hair softer all winter long. Try L'Oreal Hair Expertise EverSleek Smoothing Anti-Frizz Serum, £5.33 for 50ml
Solution: Short hair needs texturising or sculpting, so use a waxy pomade such as MOP C-System Finishing Paste, £10.76
Solution: Extra conditioning is key for really dry ends. Rinse out your usual conditioner then apply a leave-in conditioning spray. Try Trevor Sorbie Professional Beautiful Volume Thickening Leave-In Conditioner, £5.29 for 200ml, to help soften and seal the ends
Solution: Continue daily shampooing and conditioning: Less-frequent washing encourages flakiness, says Philip Kingsley. Try Neal's Yard Nourishing Lavender Shampoo, £11.50
Solution: Switch to a moisturising shampoo and use it less. Built-in conditioning ingredients in your shampoo will leave hair feeling more supple and nourished, without stripping it. My all-time favourite is KMS MoistRepair Shampoo, £11.05 for 300ml.