Winter Hair Care Tips for Straight Hair. This post is sponsored by Head & Shoulders. All beauty and hair-care opinions are my own.
Winter Hair Care Tips for Straight Hair #MoistureCare
I love my straight hair, really I do. Over the years it’s been wonderful to receive compliments for basically good Asian genes. But as much as people may desire the mop of hair on my head, it’s not so pretty when winter hits. Dandruff. Black straight hair + white flakes = a horrific spotlight for all to see. So today, I’m shining a light on how to keep my hair looking it’s best and sharing my top 5 Winter Hair Care Tips for Straight Hair.
Believe it or not, Asian hair has texture. I’ve been told time and time again that I have coarse straight hair that needs management and protection. Dandruff and Asian hair don’t mix. The white on black look can really affect my confidence level. And when winter hits (yes, even in Florida) my hair turns into a nightmare.
Here’s the proof that my hair is not 100% of the time pretty, straight and perfect. You can imagine the stares received for having even one white flake sitting on the top of my scalp. But the good thing is, we can fight back! Want that confident scalp to go with your personality? Here’s how to love your hair this winter.
Those dandruff flakes are from a dry scalp. So keep yours nourished from the inside out! While the cold dry air may hit during the winter months, make sure that you are still hydrating daily with the recommended 6-8 glasses of water per day.
2. Nutrition Matters
Don’t think you scalp needs a well balanced diet? Well, think again! Nutrition matters to every part of your body. Keeping your scalp’s natural oils and moisture in require a healthy balance of foods, vitamins and minerals too!
3. Avoid Dry Heat
Cold dry air and hot dry air don’t mix! As much as I love to blow dry and style for a fabulous night out, going for the natural dry, turning your styling tools to a cooler setting, or even allowing your hair to air dry for longer will help keep that dry heat away from your scalp. Think about alternating styling tool days and up-dos to keep the your scalp healthy.
4. Wash Sparingly
Put down the shampoo! My overly oily hair loves to be washed daily, but my scalp does NOT! Over-washing your hair can lead to further dryness. Consider a shower cap for those off days or a conditioner only wash
5. Fight Flakes with Head & Shoulders Moisture Care
New this winter, Head & Shoulders Moisture Care system works to fight off those pesky winter flakes so I can step outside with confidence. Packed with lots of great new products for your scalp’s health, I got to try out this great set of products in time to save me from winter flake destruction! New Head & Shoulders Moisture Care is ready to enrich your scalp and textured hair with extra moisture! Each product contains a combination of vitamin E, almond oil and coconut essence a balanced rich moisture level and flake-free shine! The new Head & Shoulders line includes:
- Head & Shoulders Moisture Care 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner
- Head & Shoulders Moisture Care Shampoo
- Head & Shoulders Moisture Care Co-Wash
- Head & Shoulders Moisture Care Scalp Soother
I could feel the moisture with just my first wash! Thick, creamy and clinging to my hair like lotion, the Head & Shoulders Moisture Care worked wonders to restore my scalp’s natural moisture balance. Within 3 washes, I was flake-free! The Co-wash is my new favorite! Use as your “conditioner only” wash days to give your scalp an extra moisture boost!
Is your scalp needing extra love? The new Head & Shoulders Moisture Care Scalp Soother works in seconds to cool and provide relief, working instantly at the “root” of the problem. Use after towel drying your hair and pump directly into the scalp. The peppermint oil really soothes the dry areas and promotes healing relief. I really loved the instant cooling sensation!
Winter blues aren’t keeping me down! I’m not afraid to be confident and show off my Asian genes thanks to Head & Shoulders Moisture Care! Now a must-have hair care line for my winter hair regimen, I can keep my straight black hair looking great all year round. I don’t mind letting my hair take the spotlight instead of my flakes 🙂
How could Head & Shoulders Moisture Care improve your winter hair care routine?
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Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I have very curly hair that I straighten with keratin. I need to use special protein shampoo and conditioner.
Liz Mays says
Those are great moisturizing ideas. I should definitely drink more water. H&S is always a reliable brand too.
Nina Say says
I had no idea hydrating was important for hair. Now I know, it’s great to learn new things.
Debbie Denny says
Head and Shoulders is a great product. I use it once in a while.
I’m so sad I don’t have straighf hair unless I really work on it! These are some really great tips! We love head and shoulders it’s all my hubby uses!
I think these tips work for wavy hair too! My hair gets so dry in the winter.
My hair was doing fine til I got my haircut yesterday. Now I have static. So not fun.
Winter is so hard on my hair. I don’t know if it’s the cold outside or the heater inside, but mine gets pretty dried out. Always happy to hear of ways to try and combat it!
Lisa Bristol says
I have been finding my hair dry this winter. I will have to try the Head and Shoulders line for my scalp. I will try skipping a day of washing and see if that helps.
head and shoulders is one of the only things that really helps me with my dandruff! love the other tips. nutrition is a huge key to healthy hair too. you are right!
Ann Bacciaglia says
I have used Head and Shoulders for years. I will have to pick up some of the Scalp soother to try.
Katherine G says
Head & shoulders moisture care can bring some love back to my hair if I use it. I think head & shoulders is a great shampoo. I would love to try this.
i have terrible flyaways in the winter. THe static electricity is terrible too so I know i need more moisture
Your hair looks beautiful. I’ve been noticing that with the winter weather my hair is taking a beating. I’ll have to check this out.
I agree! Asian hair and dandruff do not mix! Dandruff is not a friend around here and yes, Head and Shoulders oily scalp is my go to!
My scalp gets dry in the winter too. I don’t have dandruff too badly, but it would be nice to have this on hand, just in case!
These are awesome tips. I also get really dry scalp/dandruff in the winter.