Hello Darlings, Everything is so much easier in summer! During the winter, your hair takes a beating. I asked my go-to hair expert, Master Colourist Rob Pizzuti how to deal with winter's harmful effects.
Rob's Tip #1 - With dry winter weather outside, and the heat turned up inside... deep moisturizing weekly treatments can be used EVERY time you wash. Start at the ends and stop at your eyebrow level so you still have volume.
Rob's Tip #2 - If your hair isn't feeling fresh and you have a last minute party invitation or hot date - think braids! Braids look neater and more defined when your hair is a bit dirty (or if you use lots of product). And if you read fashion mags, braids are very stylish... and this is a great reason to save your hair from washing again and stripping it's moisture... And on the topic of braids, below is the my video for Dove Hair Care on "How to Tie a Boho-Braid". Dove has several more videos on their YouTube channel if you are curious about how to create various braids.
Rob's Tip #3 - WASH YOUR HAIR LESS. The best plan is to wash your hair only every 3rd day. The day after washing, just brush smooth and only blow dry what you must. And on the 2nd day brush thoroughly, and create a low ponytail or bun with your natural oils.
Rob's Tip #4 - There are LOTS of "oils" on the market. Forget about the directions and think about this - oil and water do not mix. So, always apply a small amount of oil to your damp hair, not dry hair. This will lock in the water inside your hair and protect it better. Also, remember that oil will burn if it gets too hot, so turn down your hot tools!
Rob's Tip #5 - When you get your hair coloured ask about sealers, glosses or clear treatments. Usually 10-20 min and costing $20-$45, these treatments lock in your colour, moisture and seal all the tiny cracks on the outside layer of your hair. When done by a professional, the difference in hair quality and shine can be remarkable.
Rob's Tip #6 - Put a intensive mask in your hair before you do hot yoga or have a sauna at the gym after you work out. The heat will push the conditioner deeper into your hair for extreme results.