Winter Hair Care: Keeping Hair Healthy in the Cold
Seasons change, temperatures rise and fall, and bad hair days come and go. While the drop in temperature is sure to make you shiver, your hair will undoubtedly feel the full brunt of winter's chill. Because just like skin, if we want our hair to be soft and healthy, it needs protection from the cold.
Learning how to take care of hair in winter is essential in anyone's hair care routine. Whether you want to learn how to avoid dry hair or how to hydrate your hair after a night out in the cold, the products you put in your hair can make a world of difference to the look and feel of your hair.
Discover how you can nourish your locks and keep your hair healthy through the colder months with winter hair care tips from My Soda.
1. Hydrating Your Hair With Shampoo & Conditioner
During the colder months of the year, proper hair care in winter is easier said than done. While plenty of hair care products on the market claim to hydrate your hair, learning how to take care of hair in winter naturally is an essential step to becoming a more conscious and sustainable customer.
That’s why we recommend our Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner combo and its epic combination of plant-based ingredients. Made sustainably, right here in Australia, the enriched formula of Organic Aloe Vera Juice helps to increase shine, while Organic Argan Oil can help to condition your hair and scalp.
Then there’s the all-important Organic Moringa Oil to help deliver you deliciously soft and nourished hair.
Whether you’re in the dead of winter or just need some luxurious hydration, give your hair the royal treatment with our silky soft hydrating plant-based formula.
Apply to wet hair and massage into a gentle lather. Rinse well and apply My Soda Hydrate Conditioner.
2. Recovery Hair Masks
Just like weekly face masks are essential for healthy skin, weekly hair masks can make a significant difference to dry and damaged hair. Hair masks are an indispensable tool for reversing the dehydrating effects of winter and protecting your hair for another week in the cold.
Quick and easy to use, hair masks for dry hair are packed with tons of hair care health benefits like softening, hydrating and adding shine.
Our Moisture Boost Recovery Hair Mask takes our winter hair care even further with its trio of plant-based ingredients (to go along with our trio of hair treatment and styling options). There’s Coconut Oil for nourishing your hair. Shea Butter helps to condition your scalp, and Olive Oil offers assistance in strengthening and smoothing your luscious locks.
Apply our moisture-boosting, double-whipped hair mask to damp hair, from mid-lengths to ends. Leave in for 5-10 minutes before rinsing. Use once a week for that day spa feeling.
3.Don’t Wash Your Hair Everyday
Imagine that. A hair care brand recommending NOT to wash your hair every day. Well, here’s why. Although rinsing your hair with water will remove visible dirt and debris, washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner dramatically assists this process.
Perhaps a little too well since washing your hair will strip away natural oils called sebum that moisturise and protect your scalp.
So why do we wash our hair? For all the extra benefits we discussed above. Regardless of your hair type, shampoos and conditioners are designed to replenish your hair with nutrients. But just like every good thing in life, moderation is key.
Washing your hair too frequently, say every day, can do more harm than good, interfering with sebum production and resulting in dry and damaged hair. To avoid this, you may want to extend the time between your washes as much as possible, especially during winter.
4. Cool Showers
This tip is not for the faint of heart. While a hot and steamy shower can be a heavenly experience, hot water can damage your hair.
Much like the pores on our skin, hair follicles will open up when exposed to hot water. Although this is great for washing away dirt and debris from your skin, it can zap away moisture, leading to brittle and dehydrated hair.
To avoid damaging your hair, we recommend showering with lukewarm water followed by a cool rinse, closing the hair follicles and sealing in the moisture and nutrients.
A cold water rinse is essential after washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner.
5. Slap On A Hat
Slip, slop, slap. Every Australian knows the famous sun-safe slogan. Recently extended to slip, slop, slap, seek (shade), and slide (on a pair of sunglasses), slapping on a hat protects your face, hair, and scalp from harmful UV Rays.
But what about hat hair? Trust us, a damaged scalp and dry hair prone to breakage is a bad hair day no matter how you look at it.
But which type of hat? Wool and cotton fabrics can damage your hair, so we suggest a hat with a silk or satin lining.
6. Avoid Heat Styling
We can all agree that blow-drying your hair is much faster than air drying. Unfortunately, with all that hot air, blow-drying can dry your hair out, increasing the chance of split ends and breakage. While not every situation can go without a blow dryer, air drying is still the best method, even if we don’t always have time.
If you're short on time, try showering before bed to allow your hair to dry out overnight during the winter months.
Furthermore, refrain from straightening or curling your hair during the winter, as the increased heat can quickly dry your hair. Use the colder months of the year to try out new hairstyles like twists, braids, and buns.
If you do plan on heat styling, our Frizz Tamer smoothing oil offers heat protection of up to 230 degrees. Apply a small pump of oil to the mid-lengths to ends on wet hair after washing.
7. Dry your hair!
Wet hair and cold do not go together. If temperatures are low enough, the water in your hair can actually freeze, causing your hair to break apart. Even though you’re unlikely to find too many places in Australia with hair-freezing temperatures, air dry your hair to avoid catastrophe.
Remember, blow-drying your hair with hot air can quickly dry it out. So if you’re in a hurry, choose the cool air instead.
8. Tame The Frizz
Hair oil is the winter hair care product you need to fight frizz and static electricity. Our plant-based leave-in treatment Smoothing Oil, can tame even the wildest mane using Argan Oil and Brazil Nut Oil.
For protection at both ends of the thermometer, our Smoothing Oil provides an extra level of security when using styling tools like hair straighteners and blow dryers alongside frizz-taming dry hair.
9. Using a Humidifier
Whether it's winter or summer, setting the perfect indoor temperature with an air conditioner or heater typically requires pulling moisture out of the air. While this process makes controlling the climate inside a breeze, it can also dry out your hair.
Using a humidifier is an easy way to rehydrate the air and prevent your hair from drying out when you have the aircon/heater blasting.
10. Regular Haircuts
We all love that new hair feeling from a fresh haircut. Whether it's a new hairstyle or just a trim, haircuts can breathe new life into you and your hair.
Conscious Haircare For Every Season
Experience Conscious Haircare all year round with My Soda shampoo and conditioner. And if you need something a little extra, browse our treatments and styling section for a trio of environmentally friendly products with trend-inspired packaging that look super cute in the bathroom!
Discover how to nourish your locks and keep your hair healthy through the colder months of the year with our hair care tips for winter.