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Keeping Your Hair Healthy in the Winter

How to keep your hair healthy during winter

Proper winter hair care can be a little different from that of warmer months. Here we'll discuss why your hair routine should change with the seasons and give you some hair health tips that are easy to incorporate into your routine. 

Why Should Your Haircare Change in the Winter?

There are several factors that affect hair health in the winter. In Plano and Dallas, the weather gets colder, drier, and windier during the winter months. These conditions rob your hair of the moisture that keeps it healthy, leading to hair strands that are dry, frizzy, and more prone to breaking off. Proper winter haircare can help offset these issues. 

5 Tips on How to Take Care of Hair in the Winter Season

Proper winter hair care doesn't need to be overly difficult. These five hair health tips are all relatively easy adjustments you can make to your routine that make a big difference in hair health. 

1. Choose a Low-Maintenance Hair Color

Hair colors allow you to maintain a unique look that is personal to you, but there is no denying that the coloring process can be hard on hair. During winter, it can be an especially good idea to choose a low-maintenance hair color, such as ombre styles that blend well with the natural color that will grow out or a color change that is within a shade or two of your natural shade. This will mean fewer recolors are needed and give your hair more time for recovery between salon appointments. 

Want to keep that new color looking amazing? We recommend that they book JR Signature services, (JR Signature Tint, Highlights, Bayalge, ext.). These include custom conditioning treatments with your service of choice to help moisturize, strengthen and protect hair. Plus your color will last longer and will fade less.

2. Styling Tricks (Hint: It Starts With Low-heat)

Cold weather is known to dry out hair, and overly hot styling tools can do much the same. Curling irons, hairdryers, and similar tools can be quick and convenient, but they take a toll on hair, especially when used often. Consider switching to low heat tools or going completely heat-free as part of winter care for hair. One tool recommendation is the new Steam Flat iron that uses lower heat to help reduce damage and replace traditional hot tools. You may even find that your hair health improves to the point that when summer comes around, you keep up the habit.

3. Don't Go Out With Wet Hair

Going out with wet hair isn't ideal during any time of the year, but sometimes time gets away from you, and it can be tempting to let things air dry while on the go. Unfortunately, winter conditions can create unexpected consequences to doing this. Depending on how cold it is, there is a risk of hair freezing and breaking off, which can be disastrous for your style. Even if temperatures are above freezing as they often are in Plano and Dallas, the cooler, drier air can still lead to hair that becomes frizzy and full of static upon air drying. 

4. Double Up on the Hair Nourishing and Hair Moisturizing

Winter is the time to give your hair a lot of love from your favorite products. Generic hair care products often contain harmful chemicals and ingredients that dry out hair. Choosing high-quality shampoo, conditioner, and other hair products makes a world of difference in how your hair looks and feels. Consider high-end brands such as Rikoko, R+Co, Oribe, and the Johnny Rodriguez Signature brand that use only top-quality ingredients that are good for your hair. This is one of the hair care tips that can make the biggest difference in the look and feel of your hair. 

5. Opt for Leave-In Conditioner

Even if it's not something you usually use, a good leave-in conditioner is a great product to consider adding to your routine in colder months. The Johnny Rodriguez Signature brand leave-in sprays have heat protectors and also help detangle the hair. In addition to restoring a soft texture and volume to your hair, it can help shield you against dry, cold air. This extra layer of protection helps you maintain healthy hair even if you spend a lot of time outside or do a lot of styling and coloring with your hair. 

Get A Trim! Make Sure to Keep up with Salon Appointments

In addition to the hair health tips listed above, it is important to keep up with regular salon appointments. Everyday concerns such as split-ends only get worse in colder weather. Going to the salon every few weeks to trim away dry dead ends helps keep the remaining hair healthier and reduces frizziness. 

For guidance, we suggest coming in for a hair trim within this schedule; four to six weeks for shorter styles and eight to ten weeks for longer hairstyles. As split ends need repair, look into our Split End Correction service. 

Restore Dry, Brittle Hair with Help from Johnny Rodriguez The Salon®

Even with great home care that utilizes all of the above hair health tips, sometimes hair needs a little extra help to look its best. At Johnny Rodriguez The Salon, we want to help you keep up with good winter hair care. Contact us to schedule an appointment at our locations in Plano and Dallas.


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