It’s officially winter and the chilly air is an instant reminder of that! Cold weather brings on heaters, super hot showers, blow dryers, and these things can really compromise the strength and integrity of your hair. I have some good news for you though! Winter is a great time to repair your hair. During summer, we’re constantly in the sun, swimming in pools and the ocean, and it’s so difficult to really nurture our lovely locks. Winter gives us a chance for a new hair beginning!
I’ve scrounged through tons of products, tried and tested, and came up with my 10 “MUST HAVE” hair products for this season…
1. LoveShampoo & Conditoner by Davines
I love Love Shampoo & Conditioner! The smell, the color, the feel, it’s incredible. Davines is a product line that uses lots of natural yummy ingredients in their products like fruits, oils, veggies, nuts. Love is is great for winter frizz and flyaway hair, and they even make a Love for curly hair too!
2. Fekkai Apple Cider Clarifying Shampoo
Winter is a perfect time to do some deep cleaning to your hair and scalp. Using a clarifying shampoo a few times a month can remove build up from hair products, minerals in your shower water, and the environment. After washing with a clarifying shampoo your hair will instantly have a new pep in it’s step and your color will appear more vibrant.
3. Essence Absolue by Shu Uemura
If your hair is super thirsty and you enjoy putting oil on it, Essence Absolue is legit. Most shine serums just sit on your hair, but this stuff soaks right into your cuticle and feels insane! Apply to wet hair, then apply more when dry if you’d like. It’s like a leave in vitamin treatment for your hair, and you will notice a difference right away. It’s not cheap, $68 a bottle, but once I started using it I understood why… It’s. Worth. It.
4, Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray by ORIBE
Cold air usually means wind, static, and flyaways. No bueno. This aerosol styling spray is the perfect solution to nix all these hair dilemmas. It’s so light that you can’t apply too much, but it’s just enough hold to save your hair. And the smell is so good you’ll want to spray it on your body to use as perfume!
5. Nutritive Masquintense by Kérastase
This hair mask is fabulous! It’s a perfect addition to your beauty routine, and if you do it once a week, your hair will be very happy. If you have fine hair and are afraid of hair masks, Nutritive Masquintense has different levels for different hair types so we all can have healthy, moisturized hair, no matter what texture!
6. Root Lift Spray Mousse by Pureology
Often times our hair tends to fall flat in winter, so we need a little help from a styling product. This Root Lift Spray Mousse is great! Apply at roots on towel dried hair, and blow dry your hair upside down to instantly add some pep in your hair.
7. Tonic Lotion by Bumble & Bumble
Don’t be fooled by the name, Tonic Lotion is not a lotion, it’s a very light spray. I LOVE this stuff! Spray it ALLLL over your hair and don’t be afraid to use too much! Tonic actually evens out the porosity of your hair, fills in the cuticle, helps with tangles, frizz, and lifeless hair. It’s not a styling product, just straight nutrition for your hair. Made with peppermint and tea tree oil, it’s so invigorating and unlike any other product. YUM.
8. Nectar Thermique by Kérastase
I use Nectar Thermique on every single client. This is a heat protectant styling cream that is amazing for every hair type. It’s so soft, I rub the access product into my hands as if it’s a lotion! If you blow dry, flat iron, or curl your hair, you need to use a heat protectant, no if’s, and’s, or but’s! Hair is fragile and can’t take all the styling damage. This product creates a protective layer around your tender strands, all while conditioning and nourishing your hair. Often times I’ll use it in my hair and let it air dry and it makes my hair look and feel so shiny and soft.
9. Khlorane Dry Shampoo
I’ve written about Khlorane before, and I’m doing it again! Dry shampoo is a hair savior! Washing your hair frequently can be very drying, and using a dry shampoo will absorb the oil in your hair and allow you to go for days with dirty hair! Sounds gross, but it’s not I promise! Think of all the time you will save not washing and styling your hair EVERY day! You’re welcome.
10. It’s A 10 Miracle Shine Spray
This product is a great for your finishing touches. It’s a shine spray that is so gentle and light, it seems almost impossible to make your hair greasy. It smells beautiful, feels nice, and adds this perfect glossy shine to your hair. Mist onto dry hair about 12 inches away from your head. It’s also great for slick back up do’s too!
Note: You can find all these products at any high end salon, beauty supply, or online.