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Our Favorite Solutions for Dry Winter Hair

Despite enjoying the snow falling from the comfort of our homes, the winter months (especially during a pandemic) can get pretty dull, and our hair is no exception. Cold temperatures, strong winds, blasting heat indoors; we’re lacking the environmental moisture that warmer months have to offer, which can leave your hair feeling brittle and dry.

To help combat the winter hair blues, we’ve pulled together a list of our favorite solutions to treat and prevent dry winter hair, so we can go into the warmer months looking (and feeling) our best!

Recommended Products to Use at Home

Shu Uemura Essence Absolue

This nourishing and protective hair oil is a must-have for the winter months. Rich in nutrients and hair-essential lipids, Shu Uemura uses camellia seed oil to rebalance the moisture of your hair from mid-length to ends, leaving your hair soft, shiny, and frizz-free. To use, apply a pump of the oil to your palms and massage into hair from mid-lengths to ends.

Available for purchase at Tease Hair Boutique

Kèrastase Nutritive Magistral Shampoo & Conditioner

To combat winter dryness, you’ll want to use a shampoo and conditioner that provide moisture while not weighing hair down. Kèrastase Nutritive Bain Magistral Shampoo & Conditioner offers both deep cleansing and restorative moisture. Made with benzoin resin to calm the scalp, iris root extract for nourishment and ceramides to enhance shine and elasticity, the Kèrastase Nutritive Magistral Shampoo & Conditioner will leave your hair feeling soft, healthy, and shiny. For best results, lather and rinse root to tip with Magistral shampoo, then apply conditioner for 5-10 minutes before rinsing and styling as usual.

Available for purchase at Tease Hair Boutique

Kèrastase Crème Magistral Hair Balm

In the same family as the Nutritive Magistral shampoo and conditioner, Crème Magistral is a weightless, moisturizing hair balm that will tame fly-aways and frizz while restoring moisture to your hair. Using benzoin resin, iris root extract, and ceramides as well, this balm moisturizes and protects your hair from scalp to ends. Apply the Kèrastase Crème Magistrale Hair Balm to washed and towel-dried hair, massaging onto lengths and ends.

Available for purchase at Tease Hair Boutique

Kèrastase Nutritive 8H Magic Night Hair Serum

We love products that work their magic overnight, and Kèrastase Nutritive 8H Magic Night Hair Serum does not disappoint! This serum uses a variety of vitamins and iris root extract to penetrate hair fibers with moisture while sealing cuticles, leaving you with a healthy scalp and hair soft and moisturized. To use, simply apply to your dry or damp hair before bed from mid-length to ends. No need to rinse in the morning either; this serum will keep working it’s magic!

Available for purchase at Tease Hair Boutique

Alterna Caviar Replenishing Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

Formulated with Caviar’s signature extract and Sea Silk, this shampoo and conditioner will replenish moisture while also protecting your hair from physical and environmental stressors and delaying natural aging effects. This shampoo and conditioner is great for all hair types, to use simply lather with Caviar Replenishing Moisture Shampoo and rinse, following with Caviar Replenishing Conditioner. Comb through hair and rinse thoroughly, styling as usual.

Available for purchase at Tease Hair Boutique

Mizani Moisture Replenish Shampoo & Conditioner

Created for curly or textured hair, the Mizani Moisture Replenish Shampoo & Conditioner is rich in antioxidants and will leave your hair feeling soft and moisturized, with curl patterns revived for great definition and a frizz-free look. To use, apply the hydrating Mizani Replenish Shampoo to wet hair and massage until it lathers. Rinse and follow with the Mizani Replenish conditioner, allowing 2-3 minutes to pass before rinsing thoroughly.

Available for purchase at Tease Hair Boutique

Moisture Replenishing In-Salon Treatments

Kèrastase Moisture Fusio-Dose

Restore thirsty hair with one of our favorite in-salon treatments - the Kèrastase Fusio-Dose! With over thirty different combinations to address your specific hair needs, your stylist can target dryness and lack of moisture to return hair to it’s full, lustrous potential. Give your hair a boost next time you’re visiting Tease Hair Boutique and ask your stylist about adding the Kèrastase Fusio-Dose to your visit!

In-Salon Only

Brazilian Bond Builder B3 Treatment

This Demi Permanent Conditioner penetrates strands and fuses amino acids to damaged hair fibers, re-building the bonds while strengthening your hair. A great solution for dry and damaged hair, this treatment prevents moisture loss and protects hair from potential heat styling damage for up to 12 washes. Ask your stylist if the B3 treatment is right for you during your next visit.

In-Salon Only

Best Practices to Avoid Dry Hair

Stay Hydrated

You may not be thinking about it as much during the colder months, but staying hydrated is very important for hair health! By drinking enough water, you are keeping your nerve endings in the scalp and hair roots healthy, avoiding additional shedding and growing stronger, healthier hair. Dehydration can also halt hair growth, so make sure to stay hydrated this winter.

Take a Biotin Supplement

Everyone knows that taking a biotin supplement can help with hair growth, but it can also improve overall hair quality - including thickness and shine. Strengthen your hair by taking a daily biotin supplement, talk to your doctor about the right daily biotin intake for you.

Run a Humidifier

Nobody likes being too cold, but running the heat during the winter constantly removes moisture from the air, often resulting in dry skin and hair. To combat the additional dryness, run a humidifier when home to replenish moisture in the air and keep your hair from drying out too fast.

Don’t Leave the House with Wet Hair

We all have those days when we’re running late and run out the door with wet hair, and in the winter months not only does this make you colder but it could also cause additional damage to your hair. The cold air will cause hair to expand, weakening the strands and increasing possible damage and breaking. Try to always allow your hair to air dry (or use a blow dryer and heat protector!) before venturing out in cooler temperatures.

Have other questions on how to prevent moisture loss during the winter months or which product or treatment is right for you? Make sure to ask your Hair Stylist during your next visit to Tease Hair Boutique!

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