This is a sponsored post by José Eber. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Winter is here and while the Holidays are something I look forward to every year, the cold temps and number it does on my hair are certainly not! I’m always on the search for winter hair tips to beat the frizz and I can’t wait to share them with you!
My hair is already very much on the dry side and double that up with the dry Utah climate I live in, and my heater coming on every 10 minutes, and I’ve got a major recipe for disaster!
To combat the frizzy dry winter hair, I’ve tried out a number of things over the years, including different tips and different products and feel like I’ve finally come up with the perfect recipe of solutions to finally keep the frizz and overprocessed winter hair away for good!
9 Winter Hair Tips to Beat the Frizz
1. Wash with sulfate-free, frizz-reducing shampoo and use a deep conditioner weekly! Glycerin hydrates the hair from the inside out and so does a deep conditioner. Both also provide a protective coating over the hair, keeping moisture out, and frizz down. Tip: Rinse with cold water to lock in moisture and seal cuticles once you’ve finished washing (I find doing this over a sink once out of the shower, a bit easier to do when temps are cold outside).
2. Wash your hair less and use dry shampoo instead. The less often you wash, the less frizzy and dry your hair will be as your natural hair oil will help moisturize and hydrate the hair. I know many of us tend to worry about going several days with greasy, oily hair, but thanks to dry shampoo, you don’t have to. Just apply to the roots and crown of the head, and rub in with fingers and it will instantly soak up that excess oil, leaving hair looking and smelling clean and fresh like you just washed it! Bonus: Dry Shampoo is better for styling as it still has that natural somewhat-dirty texture that works best with updos.
3. Wear a deep-conditioning hair mask overnight. My stylist taught me this a few years back, and boy am I glad she did! This single tip has reduced the frizz so much for me! I just wash my hair, then put in a deep conditioning hair mask, braid my hair and sleep on it. When I wake up and rinse it out, my hair is instantly softer, smoother, and much more hydrated too! My hair ends up being a lot less dry and frizzy throughout the week too!
4. Speaking of sleep, start sleeping on a silk pillowcase or wrap dry hair in a silk scarf at night to help reduce frizz. Cotton pillowcases, unfortunately, add to the frizz with all that rubbing while sleeping at night. Sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase or tie up your hair in a silk scarf while sleeping. Be conscious of what you’re wearing this winter too as many coats, sweaters, and scarf fabrics will add to frizz when rubbing against hair. Try to find and wear warm fabrics with a smooth texture.
5. Be sure to use a thermal protectant spray before blowdrying and/or styling hair, especially if you’re using heated styling tools! Again like Glycerin in shampoos, the ingredients in heat protectant sprays help seal the cuticle and keep moisture in. Tip: When using heat styling products, turn the temp down to around 365 degrees for normal hair, as high temps will damage and dry out hair.
6. Use a direct air blow dryer. This type of blow dryer, like the direct air blow dryer from José Eber – works great for moisturizing the cuticle and reducing frizz. The José Eber direct air blow dryer uses a powerful 1100 watt hybrid airflow to give you a much quicker dry time with powerful heating that won’t do damage to your hair. The 3 heats with 2 speeds and cool shot help eliminate frizz while creating volume and curls. Tip: Let your hair air dry about 90% of the way first, otherwise that blowdryer on super wet hair will work against you and dry out hair instead of keeping the natural moisture in. Also, be sure to Blast with cool air from your dryer to also help lock in moisture and seal cuticles.
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7. Use heated styling tools with ultra-low friction to give hair maximum smooth, healthy, Brazillian straight style without inducing frizz. I love the José Eber vibrating flat iron (the vibration helps reduce friction automatically when applied to the hair) and the José Eber steam-inducing infrared wet/dry iron with digital control, which penetrates hair deeply to deliver maximum shine while cutting down on the frizz, and you can use it on either wet or dry hair! Tip: Make sure hair is mostly dry (about 90%) before using the Infrared wet/dry iron
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8. Use coconut oil on your hair daily. I use it in place of a styling cream after styling my hair for the day. It locks in moisture, keeping the frizz out, and gives my hair a super soft, smooth, shiny texture; not to mention the lovely tropical coconut scent makes me feel like its summer again! Just use a tiny little dab will do! I smooth it throughout my hair, paying special attention to my extra-dry ends. If you are obsessed with a particular styling cream you already use, you can mix coconut oil in with it to provide the coconut oil benefits while still getting maximum hold!
9. Use a styling cream, gel, or pomade instead of hairspray. The alcohol from hair spray is drying and will further induce frizz in the hair. Stick to products that do not contain alcohol and other drying ingredients, and will instead provide added hydration to hair.
Hopefully, armed with these 9 winter hair frizz-beating tips, there will be no more bad hair days in site this Holiday season!
Speaking of the Holidays – let’s not forget some fun holiday hairstyles! Here are two of my favorites, both very simple to do and both are incredibly festive and unique too!
Look #1 is super simple and you can do it in mere seconds.
Simply braid your hair (however you’d like to braid) and braid in a festive ribbon. Just bobby pin the ribbon in at the top to stay in place and braid (you can also remove the bobby pin once the braid is in place). Cut the ribbon to fit the length of your hair. You can show as much of it as you like or as little for just a glimpse of some Holiday cheer!
Look #2 is a super cute half-up bow!
Pull the end of the half ponytail up to the top and tie it off and gently pull the loop apart into two equal sections.
Pin it and any stay hairs into place. Then pull on the loops to make the bow bigger and fuller and finish by pinning into place.
What are some of your winter hair, frizz-beating tips? Let me know in the comments! I love hearing from you!