Humidity and cold are real challenges. These elements affect hair health, as well as good hair days. Achieve gorgeous, smooth hair and avoid frizz, no matter what the weather brings.
How does frizz happen?
Two important factors are your hair’s condition and the climate. The cuticle of healthy hair has tight, smooth scales – that’s why it looks shiny and under control.
On the other hand, dehydrated hair has a porous cuticle with loose scales. It swells up when the weather is humid and gives hair a dull, puffed-up appearance.
Dry, damaged locks are more likely to get frizzy, but whatever your hair’s condition it’s important to take special measures in winter: The cold, rain and wind always dehydrate hair.
How can I keep my hair smooth and shiny?
Hydration and protection are your top solution. Stephan, color specialist of the Institut Leonor Greyl, explains that “smooth hair has perfectly aligned follicle scales which reflect light like a mirror. The healthier and more hydrated your hair is, the more beautifully reflective it will be.”
So, keep your hair hydrated by regularly using deep treatment products that slowly penetrate and help repair hair fibers. Masks are rich in oil and water and are an effective and beneficial way to give hair the nourishment it needs, and some of the best allies in the fight against dehydrated hair. Every time you shampoo, remember to apply a hazelnut-sized amount of your mask root to tip afterwards to give your hair instant softness, shine and manageability. Find out which mask is best suited for your hair type using our Hair Analysis tool.
On days when you have no time to wash your hair, Tonique Hydratant plumps it up with energizing ingredients it needs to look healthy. This leave-in hydrating mist is easy to use, making it perfect for very dry or curly hair.
Do you usually use a hairdryer or straightening iron? Then, protect your hair by applying this mist first, prior to using heat styling tools. Heat and wind also dry out hair fibers in an instant, so always apply a styling product to avoid that “straw” look and get healthy-looking, silky hair.
And as the final touch before starting your day, your styling product helps your hair stay hydrated and protected from static and frizz throughout the day.
Which styling product should I use?
When you want shiny, smooth hair, whatever the weather, rely on the film-forming proteins in styling products. These proteins create a protective barrier around individual hairs and instantly smooth.
If you have fine or normal hair, opt for Sérum de Soie Sublimateur formulated with hydrating silk proteins. These proteins instantly add shine to your hair and will not weigh it down.
If you have thick or curly hair, choose Éclat Naturel: Rich in shea butter and jojoba oil, it tames even the most unruly or coarse hair.
Our extra tip
Be aware when using silicone-based styling products: They tend to give hair a heavy, coated look and feel. Try naturally formulated products that use botanical oil bases and plant proteins to protect and smooth your hair. They are usually less greasy and more effective long-term.