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Dec 28

Winter Hair Care Tips

Winter Hair Care Tips

Have you ever considered that you should change things for winter hair care? Winter puts unique stresses on your hair.  The constant movement from a warm to a cold environment saps moisture from your hair.  Here in Raleigh, you get even more challenges do to extreme temperature fluctuations. It is 58 degrees today and yesterday it was 80 degrees! 

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Winter Hair Care Tips

Protect your Hair!

Wear a scarf, hat or cap to protect your hair from freezing cold wind and the elements.  The wind can dry your hair out quickly as the low moisture content of the air will pull moisture from your hair.  This can cause more split ends and more static electricity as well. ​

Remember that the SUN is still out in winter and the effect on your hair color can be damaging.  Fading from UV damage is very likely in the winter, especially during snow events when more light is reflected on your hair.

Incorporate a Styling Cream into your Regimen​

Instead of gel or just a light spray Marshall recommends incorporating a styling cream high in humectants into your regimen.  Apply it 2" from the scalp and pull it through to the ends. ​  We recommend Davines Minu Hair Serum. This formula is safe for all hair types and helps add luster and shine. 

Add a Deep Conditioner to your Regimen Twice a Week​

We usually don't think about deep conditioners unless we are facing a particular hair challenge like damage or brittle hair.  However in the Winter Moisture is KEY!  Marshall recommends a deep conditioner be applied weekly up to twice a week during the harsh winter months.  

There are many deep conditioners on the market but we believe in using the Natural sustainably sourced Davines Award Winning NouNou ​Pak.  This nourishing and repairing mask for damaged or very dry hair is ideal for combating winter dry hair. The formula is designed to deeply nourish your hair, it also makes it soft and silky, giving it body. Apply this treatment to your hair instead of conditioner and allow it to sit for up to twenty minutes.  Rinse and style as normal. 

​If you need help with your hair care regimen or a deep conditioning service call us at Parvati's Mirror.  We're located right in Five Points beside NoFo with great parking right in front of the salon!