Dry, dehydrated hair can be a real issue to fix fast, so preparation is key!
Prevention is better than cure, so making sure your hair is in optimum condition ahead of Winter season will be well worth the extra effort and will therefore help to minimise the level of dehydration. .
Here are 4 simple top tips to combat and prevent dehydrated hair:
Winter Hair Woes – Add omega-3s and antioxidants to your diet.
These oils will moisturise your hair and skin from within and do wonders. Good sources of natural omega-3s include:
- Fish and other seafood (especially cold-water fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, herring, and sardines)
- Nuts and seeds (such as flaxseed, chia seeds, and walnuts)
- Plant oils (such as flaxseed oil, soybean oil, and canola oil)
Good sources of antioxidants include:
- Broccoli, spinach, carrots and potatoes which are all high in antioxidants
- Artichokes, cabbage, asparagus, avocados, beetroot, radish, lettuce, sweet potatoes, squash, pumpkin, collard greens and kale are also great to introduce into your diet
Winter Hair Woes – Up your water intake!
It’s natural in the cooler months that we favour hot drinks over water but it’s vital for keeping your hair and your skin healthy and hydrated. Try and up your water intake back to Summer levels, hot water and lemon is also a great natural cleansing way to consumer more water but still stay warm and cosy.
Winter Hair Woes – Mask mask mask
It’s important to know the difference between masks and conditioners here. Masks are not conditioners, a conditioner is essentially a detangler created to smooth the cuticle and make it easier to comb you hair. Masks are scientifically made to penetrate deeper and, in this science, create a moisture surge in your hair helping to keep it looking healthy and prevent frizz.
Winter Hair Woes – Shampoo in cooler water
And make sure you don’t rub dry with a towel. Instead, use a cotton t shirt and squeeze the hair dry, towel friction can withdraw moisture and create frizz which is only emphasized when your hair is already dehydrated
About Steph Stevenson, celebrity hairstylist and founder of Marie Claire Jetstyle & HNB Salon and Spa
Steph Stevenson is a renowned celebrity hairstylist, who has worked across various TV shows, including Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing on Ice. Entrepreneur and founder of (HNB Salon and Spa), a super-spa and salon based in Sandbanks, Dorset, Steph employees over 40 personnel to offer everything from cosmetic dentistry, nutritional therapy and trichology to Steph’s renowned cut, colour and blow dry. The salon is also part of the Green Salon Collective which pioneer’s salon sustainability throughout the UK and Ireland.
With over 30 years in the hair industry, Steph also has a wealth of skills and knowledge in the retail and business sector to share. Steph was the Lead Educator in the UK and Europe for hair care brand Living Proof, co-owned by Jennifer Aniston at the time.
Steph was appointed to the Board of the NHBF (National Hair & Beauty Federation) in November 2018, which, with over 5000 members, is the largest trade body for the hair, beauty and barbering industries.