Chilly weather poses unique challenges for our hair. Plunging temperatures, wind, low humidity and indoor heating are to blame for everything from dryness, to frizz, to flaky scalps and limp hair. There’s nothing we can do to change the weather, but there’s plenty we can do to protect and nourish our hair and scalps.
Here’s how to beat three of the most common winter hair care concerns:
Low humidity in winter can wreak havoc on our scalps. When the moisture content in the air drops, it draws moisture from anywhere it can, including our skin and hair. Sadly, the scalp is not immune. When its moisture is drawn out, it may become dry, flaky and itchy. A flaky scalp may also become sensitive and irritable, and this sensitivity may lead to reactions to certain hair care ingredients.
Though you may be tempted by a hot shower when it’s cold outside, the best thing you can do for a winter scalp is to wash your hair with lukewarm water. Hot water is scalding and will aggravate any irritation experienced, as well as increase dryness.
The next thing to consider is your haircare regime. If you are prone to scalp concerns you’ll need to be more selective when it comes to your shampoo and conditioner. Look for soothing and exfoliating ingredients that’ll help rid the scalp of dry and dead skin cells while providing nourishment.
Try Creightons Scalp Soother Exfoliating Shampoo and Calming Conditioner. This duo is formulated with salicylic acid to gently exfoliate and purify the scalp while helping to restore the natural oil balance. Peppermint leaves the scalp feeling cool and refreshed while stimulating blood flow.
Ironically, frizz may be the result of both low humidity and high humidity, which explains why we’re prone to it all year round. In winter, frizz is caused by a lack of moisture in the hair, which explains why it’s so prevalent during the colder months.
Any hair type may be affected by frizz, but curly-haired girls are most prone to it. One of the best ways to tame frizz is to use moisture-boosting hair care products that not only replenish lost moisture, but also lock it in. The new Creightons Frizz No More range is infused with nourishing coconut and camellia oil for super smooth hair that’s soft and manageable. The products help tame frizz, define curls and leave hair with a glossy shine.
Start off by washing and conditioning your hair with Creightons Frizz No More Shampoo and Conditioner which gently cleanses while conditioning and nourishing hair from root to tip. When it comes to styling, Creightons has two options: Frizz No More Blow Dry Cream reduces frizz while leaving hair soft and silky. It defends against humidity, leaving hair feeling controlled and manageable after styling. Frizz No More Curl Cream is designed to define curls for lasting style hold. It maximises your natural curl pattern while banishing frizz. For second or third-day hair, refresh curls with a few spritzes of Frizz No More Revitalising Spray. It reduces frizz and defines curls for lasting style hold.
Lack of volume
A lack of volume is a common winter hair care concern. When the air removes moisture from your hair, it can leave it looking dull and flat.
It’s important to feed your hair with nutrients and moisture to make it fuller and give it some bounce. Look for a shampoo and conditioner duo that not only promotes volume, but also offers nourishment.
Creightons Volume Pro Shampoo and Conditioner contains caffeine and collagen to stimulate and boost volume from the roots, plumping the strands for maximum volume. The formulas are designed to add lift and bounce to your hair while keeping it smooth and shiny.
Don’t let winter cramp your hairstyle – with Creightons, there’s a solution to every winter hair concern.
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