Around the world, certain weather conditions can be pretty cold and intense. Lashings of rain, huge gusts of wind and occasional ice can occur. And sometimes there’s even a little snow, if you're living in a chilly country of course! All of which can play havoc with your hair. With this in mind, its a good idea to weatherproof your hair. Read on to discover how to create some easy hairstyles for cold weather and the winter hair tips that will get you through even the worst forecasts in style.
Supercharge your sleep
The cold weather can zap moisture from your hair leaving it feeling parched and brittle, but there is no need to have a winter hair nightmare. If you add a weekly treatment mask to your haircare routine, it will help you combat the elements. An overnight hair treatment can get to work while you snuggle up in bed. Give Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery a try. This works while you sleep and contains natural protein’s that boost the hair’s ability to retain moisture. (The best kind of multi-tasking!) After you’ve had your beauty sleep, simply shampoo out, and you’ll be left with beautifully treated, bouncy, shiny hair.
More drizzle, less frizzle
London’s notorious drizzle can cause the dreaded frizzy hair. So make like ‘Mary Poppins’ and be sure you have your brolly on hand at all times to protect your hair. Also, consider using a hair primer to keep the frizz at bay in the most delightful way. Frizz occurs when moisture raises your hair’s cuticle layer and swells your hair strands. Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm preps and primes your hair in readiness for the cold weather, giving up to 3 days of continuous frizz control. Practically perfect, as Mary would say.
Easy winter hairstyles
Even when you have prepped, primed and styled your strands to perfection, the weather can still cause chaos. You can’t rule out arriving wherever you’re headed in a slightly bedraggled mess. If it’s looking like another Monday with winds coming in from the East, mist and lashings of rain, you might just need to prepare with a hairstyle suitable for the cold weather. These winter-withstanding hairstyles will stay put and help you arrive in style despite the conditions outside.
A halo braid is an excellent choice for those with long hair. If you both braid and pin your hair into place, it keeps the hair exactly where you want it to be, despite blustery windy conditions. This look is chic, stylish and windproof! This is an easy way to try the halo braid. For this look, you’ll need clear hairbands, hair grips and lashings of Reassuringly Firm Session Hold Hairspray.
1. Start by creating a ponytail at the nape of the neck
2. Then create a fishtail braid. Divide the ponytail into two equally sized sections and starting on the right-hand side, take a small section of hair from under your right pony and pull it up and over your right-hand pony to join the left-hand pony. Repeat on the other side and then continue until you’ve worked down the length of the hair.
3. When you reach the end of the ponytail secure with a clear elastic hairband.
4. Loosen the fishtail braid and wrap around the head.
5. Tuck in the end of the fishtail braid. Pin all along the braid to secure in place.
6. Mist with Reassuringly Firm Session Hold Hairspray
Check out this ‘How To: The Knot video tutorial’ with our very own Adam Reed. Adam shows you how to create this stylish knot in just a few minutes. This is a ‘go to’ hairstyle for those times when it’s wet and windy, and you’re short on time. You’ll need hook bands and Reassuringly Firm Session Hold Hairspray.
Super shiny ponytail
A ponytail is one of the most simple, classic looks to create. The trick in winter is to aim for shiny hair and keep your ponytail super sleek. For a polished look apply Smoothed, Sealed & Sensational No Oil Oil for Thick Hair sparingly to dry hair to smooth and shine. Then brush hair and pull into a ponytail at the nape of the neck. For real gloss, spray ‘A Walk in the Rain’ Shine & Fragrance Mist. This dual-purpose gem not only adds mirror-like shine, it also smells utterly divine. Win, Win.
Hopefully, these hints, tips and hairstyles will help you avoid ‘bad hair days’ this winter. The other alternative, of course, is to stay in and avoid the bad weather altogether. Settle down with a hair treatment mask, a marshmallow filled hot chocolate, a blanket and some fluffy socks for a cosy night in. (Yes, please.)