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We all know the feeling of our hair slowly drying out as seasons change and snow sets in. We wake up one morning noticing that the texture of our hair has started to slightly resemble that of the Grinch's. As festive as it may be to resemble the Christmas icon, it's not exactly the look we're going for. Here are 6 ways you can weather-proof your hair this holiday season:

  1. Hair Masks: Add some moisture to your shower routine by swapping out your conditioner with a hair masque. Regularly using hair masques will help replenish and seal in moisture, as well as add smoothness & shine. Make sure you wash out any buildup with a clarifying shampoo before applying the masque. Leave it in for 10-15 minutes (as per the instructions on the label) and then thoroughly rinse out your hair. We recommend using one of these hair masques: Caviar Moisture Replenishing Masque ($49) or BC Moisture Kick Treatment ($25). Pro Tip: Use a wet brush to comb the masque through your hair for best results.

  2. Silk & Satin: Fabrics such as cotton, wool and other coarse materials found in toques and pillowcases can cause damage to your hair. Try Lining your toques with a softer, gentler fabric like silk or satin to avoid extra breakage and split ends. You can also find pillowcases made with those materials to avoid your hair breaking while you sleep.

  3. Hair Cuts: We highly recommend booking in a haircut or micro-trim regularly throughout winter. Hair cuts and micro-trims remove split ends caused by the hair drying out, which allows your hair to retain as much moisture as possible in the future. Bonus: You can add a nourishing hair treatment to your Haircut for $15! (Not available with micro-trims)

  4. No Heat Styling: Another great way to prevent damaged hair this winter is to avoid using heat styling as much as possible. Instead, try putting your hair in a braid while it drys overnight for some curl, or invest in some no-heat styling products! If you aren't ready to put down the curling iron just yet, we suggest using a heat protecting spray to help avoid heat damage.

  5. Hair Oils: Hair oils are the perfect product to add to your daily routine this winter! Hair oils combat dry and brittle hair by smoothing own the shaft and adding a subtle shine to make your hair look smooth & silky. Apply starting at the ends of your hair and working your way up to your roots. This allows the majority of oil to be absorbed where your hair needs it the most.

  6. Wash Your Hair Less: The less you wash your hair, the better. Shampoos are made to remove dirt and debris, however, they also remove your hairs natural oils. Those oils are what nourish your hair throughout the day, so washing it too often can lead to dry, brittle hair. Try applying a dry shampoo for the in-between wash days, and use a clarifying shampoo every other wash to remove any product build-up. We recommend using OSIS Refresh Dust ($26.50) and BC Deep Cleansing Shampoo ($40). Less washing = Healthier, happier hair!

Let's face it, no one wants to run their fingers through rough, dry (grinch-inspired) hair all season. Winter can be harsh on your hair, but working at the steps above will help your hair stay looking soft and touchable all season. If you have any questions about more ways to weather-proof your hair, call 204-822-8077. If you would like to book a haircut and/or treatment, click the "Online Booking" tab at the top of the page

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