"Winterize" Your Hair

By Lauren Salapatek | 09/22/2010 10:46:43 AM


As the temperature drops so can the condition of your client’s hair. Whether it’s the cold temperatures or dry indoor heat, both of these factors can be tough on the hair. If your clients need advice on how to protect their locks during this dry season, check out what Nicholas Penna, Jr., owner and lead stylist of “Best of Boston” SalonCapri has to say:

*Stock up on leave-in conditioners and protective oils! These act as a cozy coat between hair and the heat. During, the cold dryness of the winter months, damage from a curling or straightening iron can be worse than usual. If your clients are straightening out or curling up, tell them to coat their hair with a leave-in oil.

*Air dry! Tell your clients to try and let their hair dry slightly before blowing it completely dry. The less hot air they infuse into their locks with the drier, the more moisture they will seal in from their shampoo and conditioning products.

*Stay moisturized! Suggest a professional deep conditioning treatment at least once a month. This is a great way to keep their hair healthy and shiny in the winter months. If this isn’t in their budget, Nick recommends using Shu Uemura’s Art of Hair Moisture Velvet Nourishing Treatment. This product can be used daily on thick hair or once a week as a deep treatment on fine hair. Apply the product to clean, damp hair. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and rinse out.

*Keep frizz away. Frizzy hair is one of the worst things about the winter’s dryness (think static cling, hat hair…ect. Tell your clients to invest in some anti-frizz products and swear by them during the winter. Try L’Oreal Professionnel’s Gelee Riche, an anti-frizz styling gelee that is applied to towel-dried, damp hair. Still frizz-tastic? Spray a small amount of L’Oreal Professionnel’s Freezing Mist or another strong hold finishing spray on a hairbrush and lightly brush it through your hair from top to bottom. Voila!

*Wash hair less frequently during the winter. Frizz is a result of dry, broken strands of hair aka lack of moisture. Washing hair everyday does more damage than good. Nick suggests washing your hair every third day or every other day.





ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for modernsalon.com, salontoday.com and firstchair.com. As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

You can find Lauren on Google+ or e-mail her at lsalapatek@modernsalon.com.


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