If winter skin weren’t bad enough, winter hair is no fun either. If you’re experiencing dry, frizzy hair that just won’t look good no matter what you do, know you aren’t alone. You just need to take time out to switch up your products, be careful with heat, and let those conditioning masks set in.
Here are some great winter hair products to restore moisture and shine:
1. Philip B Rejuvenating Hair Oil
Phillip B Rejuvenating Hair Oil is a secret sauce that should no longer be kept a secret. This is not like any other hair oil. It must be applied to dry hair before shampooing, or even left on overnight. It works best as a hot oil treatment (just put some in your hair and heat it up for a few minutes with a blow dryer). This product is definitely a bit more work than a typical conditioning mask, but it’s a complete gamechanger that’s totally worth your time.
2. Virtue Restorative Treatment Mask
File this conditioning mask under splurges. But it’s well worth it - softening the hair in a way like nothing else can, even from the first time you use it. While it’s very effective even for the driest hair (raising my hand here), it only needs to be left in for two to three minutes, so it’s ideal if you’re too busy for a longer treatment.
3. Tarot CBD Shampoo and Conditioner
If your scalp is feeling itchy or irritated this winter, you will definitely want to try Tarot CBD’s Ginger & CBD Shampoo and Green Tea & CBD Conditioner. Formulated with CBD and essential oils, this dynamic duo is useful for soothing the scalp and smoothing out the hair. Both these products are vegan, free of sulfates, paraben-free, and safe for color-treated hair. Your hair will look so pretty you might even feel a little bit high (but no, CBD hair products can’t actually get you high).
4. Sutra Beauty Hair Cocktail
If you like oils and can’t choose just one, why not try a product that has three? This treatment has marula, rose petal, and coconut oils, as well as vitamins C and E to make the hair soft and shiny. Even better, it protects hair from the sun (which can still be strong even on the coldest of days), equal to approximately SPF 8. This treatment can also be added to any conditioner to give it superpowers.
5. Save Me From Pollution Assault Conditioning Mask
If you live in a city and find your hair just doesn’t look as pretty as it should, it could be due to pollution from smoke, car exhaust, and dust. Truly an innovative gamechanger, this mask is formulated to counteract damage from free radicals and daily exposure to everything gross in the atmosphere. It truly repairs the hair from root to tip.
6. Moroccan Oil Original Treatment
Moroccan Oil might not be new, but it’s still one of the most versatile hair products out there. Put it on wet hair before blowing it out to protect from heat damage and help the hair retain moisture. Then use it on dried hair to tame frizz and add shine.
7. Westinghouse Heated Hair Styling Brush
Don’t you love the way you look after a fresh blowout? Well, you can get pretty darn close at home with the Westinghouse Heated Hair Styling Brush. Easily a dupe for the pricier blowdryer brushes, for just $20, it gives you great control of heat and lets you style quickly.
Winter can have a terrible effect on your hair and scalp. But by switching up your products and taking time to do proper treatments at home, there is no reason to suffer! And hey, if you’re busy, there isn’t a better time of year to wear hats!