The time has finally come to break out those winter jackets, stock up on hot cocoa, and spend our evenings curled up under fuzzy blankets. That’s right – winter is waiting just around the corner!
No matter how you get cozy this time of year, it’s hard to get through the season without giving your hair some extra TLC. Between chillier weather and extra styling for holiday gatherings, winter comes with its unique set of hair challenges.
Ready to give your hair its most iconic winter season yet? With the right tools and a dash of creativity, nothing can stand between you and luscious locks – not even the cold!
Keep reading for Colorproof’s guide to tackling common cold weather woes and five of the coziest winter hairstyles you can create this holiday season.
How to Tackle Those Cold Weather Hair Woes
No More Winter Hair Thinning: Tips for Soothing the Scalp
Do you notice more strands in your hairbrush this time of year? You’re not going crazy. When the air gets dry from cold weather, it’s quite common for moisture to get sucked from your scalp. As a result, you might experience seasonal thinning, dandruff and itchiness.
If scalp care isn’t part of your hair routine already, winter is the perfect season to give it a try!
A fabulous first line of defense is the Biorepair Thicken Shampoo and Biorepair Thicken Conditioner, a dynamic duo that delivers a deep clean, hair exfoliation and scalp stimulation. They work together to remove dead skin cells and promote new growth – all while protecting your color.
Next, we recommend one of our Best Sellers: the Biorepair Thicken Scalp Serum. Simply apply a few drops on damp or dry hair twice per day and let the nourishing formula get to work! All throughout the season, this highly rated serum will create the perfect conditions for thicker, fuller-looking hair.
Finally, be sure to try out the Exfoliating Scalp Brush, a small but mighty tool that frees up your follicles and increases microcirculation to encourage hair growth.
For a transformative routine, be sure to check out the Scalp & Hair Therapy Kit, a collection of our cutting-edge scalp-soothing solutions.
Stop Static Frizz in its Tracks
Ever dealt with so much frizz that you could almost hear the static crackling? On the driest days of the season, winter hair woes are all too common!
This year, static can step aside thanks to Cuticle Closer, the ultimate defense against unruly frizziness. This brand new Colorproof formula doesn’t just tame stubborn locks – it adds a glossy shine, fluid texture and swoon-worthy smoothness to every look. To make the most of this instant classic, apply it to wet hair directly after shampoo and conditioner. Leave it on for 2-3 minutes, then rinse!
If you really want to give static frizz a run for its money, check out our Super Smooth Bundle, a powerhouse package that will help you achieve silky locks all season long.
Say “Bye-Bye” to Breakage and “So Long” to Split Ends
Are your strands already showing early signs of cold weather-induced breakage? The time has come to fortify your hair against the perils of winter brittleness!
One of our favorite ingredients for boosting hair strength is the African superfruit Baobab. In fact, we love it so much that we gave it its very own bundle of luxury formulas: the Baobab Recovery Kit.
This all-inclusive collection features the Baobab Recovery Shampoo and the Baobab Recovery Conditioner, a hydration-focused duo that revitalizes struggling strands by increasing the hair’s elasticity. The result is smooth, soft and manageable hair with noticeable shine!
And of course, a winter hair routine wouldn’t be complete without a daily leave-in treatment. Our Essential Leave-In has everything you need to avoid split ends this season: heat protection, static prevention and tangle release. Spray on damp or dry hair and say goodbye to winter woes in a flash.
Cozy Winter Styles: 2023 Holiday Hair Looks
1. The Messy Bun
We don’t know about you, but we’re THRILLED to see the messy bun come back in style! Whether wearing it at home with pajamas, at work with a turtleneck or at parties with statement jewelry, it’s a down-to-earth way to feel put-together.
To make your messy bun extra flattering, be sure to position it in line with your cheekbones and pull out a few face-framing pieces!
2. The Braided Halo
Think the braided halo is reserved for spring? Think again! When it comes to cozy winter vibes, few hairstyles feel as wholesome as a braided halo – especially with a thick sweater, scarf and peacoat. If you have short hair, go for a braided crown instead!
*Pro Tip: For an especially festive look, try scattering a few pearls throughout your braid.
3. The Low Pony
On days when you can’t bring yourself to do a full look, never underestimate the power of the low pony. It both keeps your locks out of the way and adds an extra dose of sophistication.
For a low pony with a twist, consider going for a slick-back look in front, adding a few finger curls to the forehead or hiding your hair tie with a clip or wrapped strand.
4. The Boho Side Braid
Before opting for your quick go-to braid, consider going for a fluffy, boho-style side braid. This cozy look feels cottage-core and festive at the same time!
In need of some extra volume? Try teasing your crown with hair spray or dry shampoo before braiding. A fishtail-style braid works well here, but don’t forget to tug everything out at the end to loosen the look.
5. Headbands and Bows
This winter, we have a feeling that headbands, bows and other embellishments will be all the rage.
Bows can be a quick addition to most looks. Add one to your messy bun, low pony or the end of your side braid! Headbands can also be the foundation for any of the above hairstyles, plus a chance to experiment with texture and color – we recommend plaid, velvet and shades of berry.
We know you have what it takes to power through the season in style! Don’t forget to strengthen your strands and nourish your scalp, and you’ll be set up for success no matter the weather.
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Cheers to cozy looks and a wonderful winter season!