Winter is finally behind us, but we may still see its effects on our hair. Months of colds temps and artificial heat can make strands dry, dull, and prone to breakage. Just like you change your wardrobe for spring, making seasonal changes to your hair routine can be also essential. Here, find tips for healthy hair that will revitalize tresses in time for all your warm-weather occasions.
Start Spring With A Trim
Winter’s harsh elements can cause split ends, indicating damage, and making hair look dry and frizzy. Trimming them off is the first step to healthy, spring hair.
Spring Clean Your Hair Products
Spring cleaning applies to your haircare essentials, too. Purging helps you get rid of expired products, plus the ones that no longer work for you. Mane Addicts explains, “While using an expired product seems innocuous, it’s not ideal. The biggest risk of returning to your same product way past the date you should is an increased likelihood of bacterial growth.” Besides checking dates on bottles, there are other ways to determine what to keep and what to toss, like:
- The product no longer smells as it should.
- The texture has reduced from its original consistency.
- The product doesn’t address your concerns or hair type.
Say Goodbye To Frizzy Hair
Find a quick-fix, anti-frizz product you can use on wet or dry strands. Applying this type of product whenever you style your hair will help reduce and fight frizz. Brazilian Glossy™ Nourishing Hair Oil works instantly. Its powerful blend of Brazilian oils combats frizz for up to 72 hours and offers many other benefits—like repairing damage, hydrating, and adding mirror-like shine.
Rehabbing winter hair starts in the shower. Cut down on the number of times you shampoo per week to revitalize your strands. According to Bustle, “Over washing can strip the hair of its natural oils, thus leaving it drier and more prone to breakage.” Those with a fine to medium texture might shampoo every day, so adding products geared towards their hair type—like our sulfate-free Brazilian Joia™ Strengthening + Smoothing Shampoo—can help reduce damage, dryness, and frizz. In fact, our product is clinically proven to repair 58% of damage* after just one use.
Conditioner Is Your Friend
Find the right conditioner and power up your routine with a moisturizing mask. Using these in tandem will help eliminate dry ends and keep your hair hydrated. For those with fine to medium hair, Brazilian Joia™ Strengthening + Smoothing Conditioner offers a bonding formula that is sulfate-free and color-safe. Its blend of Brazilian ingredients helps add moisture without heaviness. After one use, 76% of split ends were mended.*
As for a mask, we suggest Triple Brazilian Butter™ Hair Repair Treatment at least once a week for intensive hydration, deep nourishment, and increased resistance to hair breakage. 90% of respondents with dry and damaged hair say it made their hair feel dramatically more moisturized.** That’s pretty good for only ten minutes of use!
Swim Then Rinse
An important rule of spring hair care is to protect your strands pre- and post-swimming. Before diving in, coat with conditioner to keep chlorine from penetrating strands. After a swim sesh, shampoo ASAP. According to Vogue, if you have colored-treated hair, “chlorine can strip the dye right off…. And if you’re swimming outdoors, the UV rays of the sun can add to the havoc on colored hair by breaking down hair color molecules.”
Gently detangling hair helps prevent damage and split ends. Stubborn knots may need a boost with Brazilian Joia™ Milky Leave-In Conditioner. This weightless, flexible formula smooths hair shafts, while providing lightweight hydration and protection against heat damage (up to 450 degrees). A detangling essential, SOL’s wide-toothed comb glides through all hair textures without breakage.
Minimize Heat Damage
Heat styling tools can dry out your strands, especially in combination with winter’s own effects. When it comes to the best care for hair, consider cutting down on how often you use your blow dryer, curling iron, or flat iron. If you are heat styling, apply a protectant. Brazilian Joia™ Milky Leave-In Conditioner protects from heat up to 450 degrees, while also moisturizing and fighting frizz. Consider it your blowout’s BFF.
Treat Your Scalp Too
Healthy hair requires quite a few hair products. We suggest practicing proper scalp care to avoid excess build-up. Vogue explains that a scalp massage offers a host of benefits, “from exfoliating away flakes and build-up, to boosting blood flow to increase circulation and hair growth.” In the shower, take the opportunity to spend extra time massaging in shampoo. When your hair is dry, rub in a nutrient-rich oil that your scalp can soak up.
*After Brazilian Joia™ Shampoo and Conditioner used together. In a clinical study when used as directed conducted by an independent 3rd party lab.
**In a consumer panel study where participants tried a “hair mask” in generic packaging with no brand affiliation; testing was conducted by an independent 3rd party lab.