Fall is here.
The days are getting shorter, the weather is cooler – it’s time to change your wardrobe because its sweater weather.
But, there is something else that needs to change – your hair care routine.
The Fall/Winter cooler temperatures mean a loss of moisture in the air. The dry air and brisk winds impact our skin, hair and scalp. So in order to keep your hair moisturized and healthy you need to change your hair routine.
Some of the problems you may experience in the colder months are:
– Dry Itchy Scalp
– Brittle Strands
When it comes to hair care, for many, I think there is a tendency to go with with a lower price point and fewer products.
But you can’t think of terms of cost when it comes to hair products, you have to think it terms of value and worth. Hair is one of the first things you see and when it looks good – you feel good. And that feeling is priceless!
Also, you can’t live on shampoo and conditioner alone. Good hair days don’t happen by magic – it starts with your stylist and ends with you. You need to have the right products and know when and how to use them.
Think about it – you can’t get a smokey eye using one eye shadow color – you need multiple products and tools. Likewise – you can’t get great hair without some work.
Here are some different types of products for your hair care routine, to help tackle those Fall/Winter hair/scalp issues and achieve healthy hair that looks and feels good!
Clarifying Shampoo: When the hair follicles are clogged – it prevents hair growth and can lead to thinning hair. This is like a detox for your scalp/hair and removes any product build-up.
Shampoo/Conditioner: Make sure they contain moisturizing ingredients – natural oils will help soothe your scalp and help smooth out the hair cuticle.
Haircuts help too!
Trimming your hair every three months or so will keep it looking and feeling healthy by getting rid of any damaged, broken, or split ends.
The classic and versatile ponytail.
We all love ponytails and messy buns but wearing your hair down more often will help prevent breakage.
If you do wear it up use silk scrunchies. The material creates less friction than cotton, which means less breakage and frizz.
Thermal Protectant: Using hot tools over a period of time can cause dryness, split ends and breakage – so you need to have a shield between hair and heat to prevent damage.
Deep Conditioner or Hair Masque: I do hair masques once a week. I LOVE them, it comes a close second to having my hair blown out. It helps to restore the moisture in my hair and makes it feel nice and soft.
TIP: After I apply the masque – I always cover my hair with a cap – this helps the product to penetrate the hair follicle.
Skin is skin, so don’t forget about your scalp!
There are masques and serums you can use – but ask your stylist about those. They can help you pick out the best product for your scalp needs.
I’m not a hair professional – this is just some information I pulled together along with things I learned from my mother who was in the beauty industry for several decades.
When you are choosing hair products, always ask your stylist or the staff at the salon for the advice. There are so, so many brands/product lines on the market. It would be impossible for anyone who isn’t in the beauty industry to know them all. They can recommend the right products and explain how and when to use them.
Go with salon quality hair products!
While they might cost more initially, they contain higher amounts of quality ingredients and you have to use less of the product – so it lasts longer. That gives its value.
YOU ARE WORTH IT AND SO IS YOUR HAIR.
Plus it’s 2020 and we’re in a worldwide pandemic – we need to squeeze every once of happiness we can out of life.
We asked Nina Dadfar, who was featured in an interview on our blog this week, to share a few hair care products that will help you keep your hair feeling/looking healthy in the colder months.
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Texture Hair Salon | Ottawa ON
With the cold season upon us, we need to protect our hair. We need to hydrate and control frizz and static electricity, especially with the constant taking off and putting on of hats and hoods. I’ve included some products to help with all of the above.
There are products for every price point.
It’s extremely important you use the right products on your hair, even year-round. I always recommend using salon professional hair products, especially if you get your hair done by a professional.
My motto is, don’t use $13 product on $300 hair.
You’ll only damage your hair and if you’re trying to go lighter, it’ll only prohibit that process from continuing. All these products are available at Texture Hair, along with many more products to suit your other hair needs!
**Nutritive Bain Satin 2 + Masque + 8H Night Serum
Nutritive Crème Magistrale
Discipline Fluidissime Spray
** This works as a system to get best results!
I LOVE Kérastase, it’s all I use on my hair.
My favourite is the Nutritive line – hydration, hydration, hydration. It’s best to use Bain Satin 2, Lait Vital and the 8H Night Serum to get best results.
The Discipline line is all about control and anti-frizz. This is why I recommend their mask and the styling products. It works on all hair types, especially big, unruly hair. It helps tame while maintaining your natural texture, if you have curly, frizzy or wavy hair.
L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL SÉRIE EXPERT
Absolut Repair Shampoo + Conditioner + Wheat Oil Serum
Absolut Repair Blow Dry Cream
Liss Unlimited Blow Dry Cream
Series Expert gives you a bang for your buck. My favourite line is Absolut Repair. It works on all hair types and its purpose is to bring your life back to virgin status, even if you bleach your hair.
Use the shampoo and conditioner, with the Wheat Oil Serum to use while your hair is wet or as a finishing styling product.
The Liss Unlimited line is to help smooth out the hair, similar to Keratase Discipline Line.
It’s important to use heat protective products while styling your hair. It will help prevent any damage and helps maintain your colour.
Hydrate Shampoo + Conditioner + Superfood Mask
Strength Cure Shampoo + Conditioner
Strength Cure Blonde Shampoo + Conditioner
Colour Fanatic 21 Benefits
I can recommend almost anything from Pureology, but for the cold season, use Hydrate or Strength Cure for your hair needs.
Hydrate, or Hydrate Sheer, helps keep your hair hydrated and moisturized without wearing your hair down.
Using the Superfood Mask once a week will always restore any lost moisture.
Strength Cure helps damaged hair come back to life. Strength Cure Blonde is the purple shampoo and conditioner duo to help prevent blondes from getting too brassy.
21 Benefits literally has 21 hair benefits. From frizz control to heat protectant to anti-colour fade to leave-in conditioner, this works for all hair types.
I hope these recommendations help your hair goals and keeps your hair glowing during the colder months!
Texture Hair Salon
1884 Merivale Rd. Unit 6
613-241-8977 | 613-226-8398
BONUS: They have lots of free parking, if you just have to pop in to pickup products.