Rescue Your Hair from the Dry Winter Air

Yesterday, one of my coworkers asked me for a solution to help heal dry winter hair. As you can see, she has the best hair — long, wavy and blonde.  From my perspective, every day is a good hair day for her. But for those who have dry hair to begin with, like my coworker, winter can be so tough on the locks.

She does all the right things — washes infrequently, uses a deep conditioner regularly and always applies heat protectants before styling. But even this regimen isn’t able to do the trick as it would in the summer.

I thought I’d put together a list of products that work great for me, but also invite everyone reading to give some recommendations. I am able to combat dry hair fairly easily because it’s not something I suffer from. But I know that I am in the minority.

Here’s what works for me, but please — pile on in the comments!

I’ve been really happy this winter using Phyto Phytolactum + Intelligent Shampoo. It’s designed to purify and gently cleanse dry hair without stripping. I like it because it’s also good for those who wash their hair frequently. It smells amazingly of almond, which is because it contains 35% hydrating almond milk. For my coworker, I’d probably recommend looking into other Phyto shampoos, specifically ones for color-treated hair.

A leave-in conditioner goes a long way to infusing moisture and also preventing static. I love Living Proof’s Leave-In Conditioner. It is intensely hydrating and does so without weighing down the hair. When I use this, I always seem to have a better hair day.

For hydration and shine, I’m all about the oils: Oscar Blandi Jasmine Oil Serum and Josie Maran Argan Oil. I first tried Oscar Blandi’s in the January Birchbox and it is a fast favorite. It smells like heaven and helps smooth my ‘do. I like using a few drops of Josie’s Argan Oil on the ends of my hair to moisturize them. I don’t trim my hair often and I’m convinced these oils help keep my ends from splitting.

These are the products that work great for me, but please help my coworker out by letting us in your dry hair saviors! Thanks in advance. 🙂

9 thoughts on “Rescue Your Hair from the Dry Winter Air”

  1. Great suggestions Laurie– I also like Living Proof’s products and haven’t tried the leave in conditioner yet. I’ve also found recently that simply switching up shampoos/conditioners on a regular basis can help your hair– my hairdresser told me she rotates between a variety of shampoos/conditioners and doesn’t get product build-up, which she notices especially in the winter.

  2. One easy way to keep you hair healthy every day that doesn’t require a lot of work is to use real silk pillowcases. They help keep moisture in your hair, reduce split ends, and also they reduce bed head. Oh, and they’re glorious to sleep on too. makes some nice ones, also available on Amazon. Just make sure whichever ones you pickup are 19 momme weight or higher and made with mulberry silk. Did i mention they keep wrinkles as bay too. Keep that hair looking fabulous girls.

  3. I have found that Moroccan Oil products have worked absolute wonders on my long hair. My hair has never been in better shape! I use the shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner and the oil itself. I swear by this product line. It also smells amazing and I get a ton of compliments!

  4. great tips, but what about static? does anyone have any tips about reducing the static that goes along w the dry air? Ive tried serums and argan oil, hair spray, bits of body lotion…can anyone help?

  5. My hair is the opposite, it’s dry and frizzy in the summer. In the winter, it’s not dry, but static like Robin mentioned. I don’t know what to do about the static either.

    For heat protection and frizz, I use John Frieda Hair Serum (the one that is in a clear orange bottle). it’s pretty good.

  6. I know this sounds nuts but if all else fails you can always rub a dryer sheet on your head.. hey it works!! I have to use that trick if I want to wear winter hats of any kind. I got laid off from work and can not just cant afford high end products, treasure the ones I still have from better days. So I really like Aussie leave in conditioner spray, not very fancy but it works.

  7. I too love Josie Maran’s Argan oil! I need a big bottle. I add a few drops to everything! Eye cream, face cream, body lotion and leave in conditioner. I could not be without Terax Crema conditioner which I use in the shower and as a leave in as well. No silicones so no build up. My long (middle of my back) thick coarse high lighted hair loves the Crema. In super dry conditions I add a few drops of the Josie Maran Argan Oil to a teeny dollop of Terax Crema and smooth it into the ends of my hair. Silky!

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