Nick Penna’s Tips for “Winter-proofing” Your Hair!

December 22, 2014

Heated styling, dry climates and freezing temps can really put a damper on your hair during the holiday season but there are ways you can keep your mane brilliant and manageable between salon appointments! Follow these tried-and-true daily tips and tricks from our very own Nick Penna and we guarantee your strands will reap the benefits all winter long!

1. It all starts in the shower.
Dry winter climates can wreak havoc on colored hair by causing porous locks to lose their hue and grow dull. Fight color leaching in the shower with a good hydrating and color-protecting shampoo and conditioner such as ones from the L’Oreal Professionnel INOA Color Care product line. The sulfate-free formula creates a lightweight barrier on the hair’s surface to keep color looking vibrant and prevent harmful aggressors from fading the color.

2. Make oil your friend.
Keep your hair tame, deeply-moisturized and fight off static episodes with a smoothing serum, such as Shu Uemura Essence Absolue (bonus: it smells amazing!).

3. Dry it well.
We know, nothing is better than a nice hot shower on a chilly morning, but Nick warns that it’s important not to walk out the door with wet hair! Not only will your wet locks make you even chillier, but extreme cold can actually freeze your strands and cause some serious damage and breakage to hair shaft and ends. Make sure to apply a good thermal protector, like Kérastase’s Nutritive Nectar Thermique, before fully blow-drying hair.

4. Wrap it up!
Keep your strand protected from the whipping wind and freezing temps by covering your mane with hat or scarf. If your wool, cashmere or cotton hat is giving you too much trouble, opt for a different look! There are plenty of ways to look chic while keeping your ears warm -try some adorable earmuffs, a cute wrap, or a knit headband to keep your strands from getting tangled.

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