The shorter, darker days of winter can lead to a decidedly “I don’t care” attitude when it comes to your hair. It’s cold, and most days you’re just happy to tuck all your hair away under whichever hat prevents your ears from freezing.
But since a good hair day is like a ray of sunshine, it might serve you well to explore a few healthy hair care tips and winter hairstyles to try this season.
Here are five easy tweaks that can instantly upgrade your hair and brighten your mood!
Gloss and Tone Your Hair Colour.
When I think of a winter pick-me-up, my mind goes straight to glossing and toning services, Even if you’ve achieved the precise hair colour you want, it tends to lose it's brilliance over time, due to shampooing, exposure to UV light, the use of thermal tools like hair dryers and styling irons.
The perfect solution is a demi-permanent or semi-permanent hair gloss service.
These services offer two benefits:
First, they deposit sheer colour that can adjust the tone of your hair colour if it has shifted. For example, if you rock a cool blonde hair colour or natural grey hair colour, and it appears to have gone a bit yellow, your stylist might create a clear gloss with a dot of lavender or blue in it to neutralise the unwanted yellow tone. Because these formulas are sheer, they will not alter your hair colour, they’ll simply adjust the tone of the lighter hairs.
The second benefit to hair glossing services is the fabulous shine! These formulas function like a topcoat, sealing the surface of your hair and creating a reflective, protective top layer. Even in low winter light, your strands will be brilliant!
Rethink Your Haircut.
Summer is a glorious season, but for anyone with curly, coarse, unruly and/or dry hair, it’s also the season when humidity takes over, causing frizzy hair strands to shrink up. But winter brings liberation from those humid days, and with that comes a new freedom in your hair styling and haircut options.
In winter, these clients can have bangs, layers and even short haircuts because they don’t have to worry about the adverse effects of heat and humidity. Take advantage of the wintry weather to try things they would never attempt in the summer. Why not? It can all grow out by the time the weather gets warm again!
Let Your Hat Be Your Stylist
Rather than fight hat hair in the winter, let your favourite cold-weather accessory be part of your styling regime. Apply Samuel Chapman Leave-
in curl cream (even if your hair isn't curly, this cream is a life saver!) to damp hair, divide it into sections, twist or braid each section and pop the twists under your hat. When your hair is dry, release the twists and you’ll have soft, flowing, beachy waves—even though you haven’t been in to the freezing cold sea in months!
Treat Your Hair Bonds with Care.
Dry air and harsh temperatures can lead to split ends and hair breakage. Frequent chemical services and thermal styling just add to the problem. That’s why this is the time of year to treat your hair with loads of care. At Samuel Chapman Salon we start the prevention process in the salon with a professional re-bonding formula that’s added to your hair prior to colour and heat services. This formula restores the hair bonds that are disrupted during the chemical service and prevents additional damage.
You can even keep your hair in tip-top shape after you have left the salon with our home-care re-bonding system that continues to reconnect and recondition broken bonds in the hair, leaving it shiny and strong all year round!
Moisturise Your Hair - Yes, even if it's fine!
Winter weather has a tendency to strip all the moisture out of your hair, and that leads to the dryness and dullness that makes strands lack-luster and hard to style. So when it comes to your hair, drink up. Look for rich, luxurious shampoos and conditioners that restore moisture. Many people switch up their shampoos and conditioners with the seasons, because they need lighter formulas in the summer when hair and scalp tend to be oilier, and richer formulas in the winter when the weather and artificial indoor heat cause hair and scalp to become dry and even itchy or irritated.
- Ask your Samuel Chapman Stylist to recommend the perfect hair care for your hair this winter.
These are another winter must for dry hair— Our personal favourite, the Samuel Chapman Repair Mask is an ultra-rich formula that gives your hair an extra boost of moisture and nourishment. Apply to damp hair and leave it on for five to ten minutes before rinsing thoroughly, to allow it to penetrate well.
- For even more effectiveness, pop on a shower cap. The heat from your scalp will accelerate the penetration.
Indulge your hair in a moisturising hair mask treatment once or twice a week. You can even apply a mask at night and let it work it's magic overnight. Just be sure to protect your pillows by covering your hair with a sleeping cap or scarf!
For more Top Tips book your FREE consultation with a member of the Samuel Chapman Salon Team. One of our Fab Stylists will talk you through your maintenance and how to get the most out of your hair, whether it's styling, hair cuts or colouring.
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- 01273 323597