This winter, like every winter, your hair will come into contact with frigid temps and dry air. And if your product stash isn't fully stocked, you and your strands won't be prepared. But there's no need to worry - we can help. In this article, we've rounded up all of the must-have winter hair products you need to keep your strands healthy, hydrated, and frizz-free this winter. Let's get right into it!
Not every shampoo is a good fit for winter weather. If your shampoo is too stripping, it will remove vital moisture from your hair, leaving it dry and brittle. Look for a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner that will hydrate your hair without weighing it down. And if you have dryness-prone type 3 or type 4 hair, consider switching your usual shampoo out for a cowash. A cowash is a cleansing conditioner that will clean your hair without stripping it of its natural oils. Pair your shampoo with a moisture-rich rinse-out conditioner.
Deep Conditioning Treatment
Deep conditioning is a key step in any hair care routine, but it's especially important in the winter. A good deep conditioner will replenish moisture levels in your hair, repair damage, and add shine. If you have dry, damaged, or color-treated hair, use a deep conditioner once or twice a week.
A leave-in conditioner is a must-have in every season. It's a fantastic detangling aid, moisturizer, and general hair protectant. But in order to reap all of the benefits, you need to use the right leave-in conditioner for your hair type. If you have thin, fine, or loosely textured type 1 or type 2 hair, look for a lightweight leave-in that won't weigh your hair down. And if you have thick or curly type 3 or type 4 hair, go for a creamy leave-in that will give you extra moisture and control. There are also leave-ins formulated for all hair types, like Daily Dose.
A sealing oil can work wonders for your hair in the winter. Depending on the oil you choose, it can help to boost growth, fight dandruff, and seal in moisture for lasting hydration. The result? Well-moisturized hair that's better able to handle whatever winter brings. Some of the best oils for winter hair care include coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and argan oil. Heavier oils like castor oil and jojoba oil can also be beneficial, but they may be too heavy for type 1, type 2, and fine hair types.
If you plan on wearing any slicked down styles this winter, then you need to invest in a good styling cream. A quality styler will and help to keep your style in place, even on the windiest of days. If you have frizzy hair, look for a styling cream that contains silicone. It will effortlessly smooth down your hair cuticles and help to control flyaways. If you use any silicone-containing hair products, use a clarifying shampoo once or twice a month to stave off buildup.
Fill up your hair product stash with these winter hair care essentials and you'll be sure to have healthy, happy hair all season long!
Author: Andrea Reyes
Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.