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Must-Have Winter Hair Products

Close behind having to wake up 15 minutes earlier to scrape off your car—or bundling up in six layers in hopes of staying warm—the most frustrating aspect of winter temperature drops is the debilitating dryness. Lips, hair, scalp and skin—nothing is safe from winter dehydration. For some, this can be helped with a little lip balm, a few extra glasses of water, and some basic moisturizing shampoo. For the rest of us? Well, we have these: essential winter hair products to rescue our hair. Read on to learn what makes each a godsend.
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KeraCare Dry & Itchy Scalp Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner

Famous for: Double-duty moisturizing

Here’s the skinny on a lot of “moisturizing” and “hydrating” shampoos: Most are formulated to hydrate and soften your hair, but not all moisturize your scalp as well. To find a product that checks all the boxes, you’ll want to head to the salon for a professional-grade shampoo and conditioner duo that cleans and moisturizes the hair and scalp, like KeraCare Dry & Itchy Scalp Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner. The shampoo's special formula of moisturizing agents alleviates itchiness, eliminates flakiness, and leaves the hair and scalp feeling healthy and hydrated. Follow up with the conditioner to help stop dandruff in its tracks—it rehydrates and rebuilds the outer structure of the hair and restores lost moisture to the scalp in the process.

Mizani 25 Miracle Milk Leave-In Treatment

Famous for: Working overtime on overworked hair

Sometimes your hair just needs a break. Dryness, frizz, static electricity, breakage… the list of winter hair woes goes on and on. Which means you'll need a product that can do it all, like Mizani 25 Miracle Milk, a lightweight leave-in treatment that offers 25 benefits in one convenient spray. This user-friendly product detangles, moisturizes, preps, and protects hair from bitter winter air and hair styling with a drying agent-free formula—no parabens, sulfates, alcohols, or mineral oils included. Infused with coconut oil, fennel seed extract, and xylose—a powerful strand-strengthener—this lightweight spray protects hair from frigid temperatures and hot-tool styling while imparting plenty of added moisture and shine.

DESIGNLINE Weightless Thermal Primer

Famous for: Going the distance for hair protection

Caught between frozen outdoor temperatures and arid indoor heating, your delicate hair needs all the help it can get. In the colder months, hot-tool styling comes at a greater risk—but if you just have to, a reliable thermal protectant is a must. DESIGNLINE Weightless Thermal Primer is a multi-benefit product that softens, detangles, smooths, and strengthens strands to protect against breakage, color loss, and thermal damage on delicate hair. Leaving your hair feeling strong, silky, and frizz-free (a godsend against static-charged strands in the office). Spray a fine, even mist to the hair before blow-drying, or generously spritz each individual section before using a flat iron or wand.

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum

Famous for: Smooth, swift-drying shine

A solid serum can be an awesome workhorse for winter beauty. Apply as a gel for silky control before drying, toss it in your carryall to fight frizz throughout the day, or even apply to dry hands and cuticles in a pinch. A good serum can get you out of plenty of winter beauty binds, so investing in one of the pros is worth it. A favorite daily contender is Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum. This slippery lightweight formula coats each strand with a potent cocktail of conditioning agents, shine-enhancers, and cyclomethycaine—which is basically salon-speak for "hair-smoothing magic." Apply one or two pumps to strands to smooth cuticles, seal cracks, and speed up your morning blow-dry. Bonus: its signature scent is slightly reminiscent of watermelon (in a good way).

Don’t let winter hair woes get you down. Swing by one of your favorite salon to stock up on these must-haves for the season. Trust us, your hair will thank you.

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