View Full Version : Dry Hair in Winter

July 9th, 2013, 11:18 AM
I know this question might sound out of place but I'm currently in Australia and its winter here. I've noticed that my hair has become a lot drier. I do oil but it seems to not do as much for my hair in winter as in other seasons. I have chemically treated hair from becoming a redhead but this is a problem I've encountered even with virgin hair. Can anyone share some tips and tricks to help keep hair more moisturized during winter?

July 9th, 2013, 11:53 AM
I judge winter dryness by how much static I notice. I wash (CWC) once weekly and deep condition when I do. Diluted shampoo, non- sulfate. I'm quite the product junkie. I use oils, leave ins, and my hair loves cones. So I almost never have static and very few splits. I also never use heat appliances on my hair. It is only the last 3 months since I stopped using chemical dyes and am now using henndigo.

July 9th, 2013, 12:00 PM
Silicones always made my hair worse in Winter. (I swear they make it so moisture cant get in, on my hair anyways)

I love the hell out of these in winter....http://www.acureorganics.com/Moroccan-Argan-Oil-Argan-Stem-Cell-Conditioner-p/028.htm Esp the conditioner.

No heat, and some avocado oil on my ends before my hair is dry.

But the number one thing I did to make my hair feel like real, healthy hair.... stopped coloring it. (I used to be red, too. ) Haven't colored my hair in over a year and a half or used heat on it and baby it like crazy, Winter doesn't even matter anymore, my hair is in awesome condition.

July 9th, 2013, 02:36 PM
Things that help me in winter:
- stretching washes
- heavier conditioners and more leave-ins
- oiling on wet/damp hair
- humidifiers at home (winter air is too dry for me)

July 9th, 2013, 03:34 PM
I understand you Soraine. As a Swede, I am all to aware of the bad effect cold winter weather has on hair. I actually had my hair turn to icicles one time when I was out skiing. I was so afraid that it would break before defrosting. What helps me during the winters are CO washing, using the heaviest conditioners and hair treatments I can find, oiling, and to try to stay away from glycerin.

July 9th, 2013, 08:29 PM
I use mineral oil and deep condition mine.

July 9th, 2013, 11:33 PM
After showering, I usually put some leave-in conditioner on the ends (bottom 3" or so), and then some oil (I use argan on the last 6" or so). I think this is protective of the ends no matter what the season, but I use it particularly when weather, products or activities demand a little extra pampering for the hair.

July 10th, 2013, 07:56 PM
Consider your dew points/ humidity not just temperature when you choose ingredients and products. Beneficial ingredients for colour treated hair include hydrolysed protein, coconut oil, ceramides and panthenol, all can help your hair achieve the right moisture level.

July 12th, 2013, 02:08 AM
Thanks for the tips guys!

I think I found the problem. I've been using silicones ever since I dyed and last night I washed with a silicone free product. To my surprise my hair felt so much better. Thanks gonzobird for pointing that out!