An expert spills all
The constant battle between indoor heating and outdoor wind and rain, plus a whole bunch of beanie-wearing can leave your hair looking worse for wear. We spoke with Lucie Doughty, Global Editorial Director of Paul Mitchell, for her top tips on keeping your hair healthy and in shape when it’s cold outside.
Repeated rinsing with hot water followed by the hair dryer can seriously damage your ‘do, so try limit how often you’re washing your hair. Extend the life of your wash by refreshing the roots and getting rid of excess oil with a dry shampoo (we like Batiste Dry Shampoo in Marrakech) . “It helps to cleanse oils away from the scalp, and allow your blow-dry to last longer,” says Doughty.
Guard your hair against moisture loss when you’re washing it with a hydrating shampoo and conditioner. Doherty recommends a formula with awapuhi - an extract sourced from white ginger. “This ingredient helps to balance moisture in the hair, hydrating moisture-starved strands, making hair shiny and manageable.” Try: Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Moisturizing Lather Shampoo.
When you’re drying your hair, avoid rubbing vigorously with your towel - this will only cause you hair cuticle to break, and create frizz in the long run. Instead, “use a kitchen paper towel to squeeze the water out from your roots to tips - it’s much gentler this way”.
If your hair is still looking dull, try an ammonia-free demi-permanent (a less permanent formulation than a semi) in-salon colour to bring your hair back to life. “This will add a much-needed gloss and shine to get you through the winter months,” says Doughty.
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Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and previously in SHOP Til You Drop and Cosmopolitan.