Martino Cartier Tips for Winter Hair Care

Winter is harsh on your hair. Most of us don’t think about the change in seasons and how it affects our hair, but winter has the cold, dry air outside to contend with as well as the dry indoor heat. The result is dry scalp, dehydrated tresses, split ends, and frizzy hair. At Martino Cartier, we have the pros to give you some tips and a signature collection of products to revamp your hair care routine and keep your hair soft, healthy, and manageable all winter long.

Healthy scalp for healthy hair. The scalp ends up typically being the first thing neglected. Hidden beneath your hair, you may not realize that the dry cold and indoor heat are sucking the moisture from your scalp, leaving it flaky, dry, and itchy. When your scalp is lacking moisture, your hair isn’t getting the natural oils it needs to stay moisturized and healthy.

Cool down the shower. Yes, hot showers feel ah-mazing, especially in the winter. Unfortunately, it’s not so great for your hair. Hot water strips your hair of its natural oils, opening the cuticle and causing moisture loss and frizz. Enjoy your hot shower, but when it’s time to rinse your hair, turn down that heat as low as you can tolerate to protect your hair and to seal moisture in the cuticles. Our Hydrating Volumizing Conditioner replenishes hair with lasting hydration and it smoothens and detangles.

Limit heat styling. Heat styling can cause damage to your hair by drying out the ends, causing hair breakage, and depleting your hair of its natural moisture. Before drying your hair, use Turbo Quick Dry Spray to penetrate into the hair to reduce the drying time, restore smoothness, and leave your hair shiny and frizz-free. We know that asking you to give up your heated styling tools might be next to impossible, so when you do use them, turn down the heat and try to let your hair go air-dry whenever you can.

Shampoo less. This goes hand-in-hand with cooler showers. Just as hot water dries out your hair, so does washing it too often. By only shampooing your hair two to three times a week, you are helping to keep the moisture in your hair. If you feel the need, a dry shampoo like Talk Dirty To Me can be used in between washes to absorb excess oils, nourish your hair, and keep your hair smelling and looking shiny and healthy.

Keep up on regular trims. Taking care of those dead ends every four to six weeks will help to keep your hair healthy and looking its best. When you’re in the salon, ask your stylist about a smoothing or moisturizing treatment to give your hair an added boost of TLC.

Make an appointment today at Martino Cartier Salon and our professional hairstylists will give you a cut you love. You can give us a call at 856.582.6600, visit us a.t 304 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd., Sewell, NJ, or set up an appointment on our free mobile app on iTunes or Google Play.