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Top 5 Winter Hair Problems (and How to Solve Them)

There are plenty of things to love about winter. Cozy socks, festive music, and a bit of peppermint in hot cocoa make the shorter days worth it; however, winter weather also brings a fresh heap of hair problems. Here are a few tips to get your strands through the season in style.
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Problem: Hat Hair

Winter hats? Very cute. The hat hair that comes with them? Not so much. But this flat-and-frizzy consequence of function over fashion doesn't always have to deflate your spirits.

Before donning your hat, direct your strands away from your face, sweeping them up toward the top of your head. A quick flip-and-tousle will create a bit of volume while you stay protected. Once indoors, mist (yes, mist) a bit of Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo evenly through your hair before fixing with your fingers for easy, managed, fresh-feeling style.

Problem: Static-y Strands

Static-y strands have you feeling like the Heat Miser? Bring flyaway hair back down to earth with a quick spritz of Redken One United before styling to give your hair the extra moisture it needs to combat electricity and tame your mane. For static emergencies on the go, keep a few dryer sheets or lotion on hand to smooth over stray strands and regain control in a pinch.

Bonus: One United also makes brushing through thick hair a breeze, so your holiday hair can look a little less 'knotty' and a lot more 'nice.'

Problem: Lackluster Locks

Winter locks looking dull? You're not alone. Perhaps the most common complaint this time of year is a lack of shine. To quickly polish your strands on the go, run a few drops of DESIGNLINE Silk Drops over your mane right after styling for silky smooth, tangle-free shine.

Pro tip: for a more permanent solution to lackluster locks, request a shine service at your next appointment. It'll help your hair look satiny for months on end. Buh-bye dullness, hello shine.

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Problem: Frigid-Air Frizz

Frizz is almost inevitable this time of year, especially for the curly haired folks out there, but a quick two-step routine can help your hair fight back. After moisturizing with a leave-in conditioner, apply DESIGNLINE Texture Cream Casual Styler to lock the hydration in and the cool air out. Unlike some traditional styling products, this cream allows your hair to move freely without the 'crunchiness' of traditional styling products, keeping your locks silky-smooth, malleable, controlled, and frizz-free.

Problem: Dry Hair

Not-so-fun fact: dry winter air often yields dry, brittle hair—but it doesn't have to be that way. With weekly at-home conditioning treatments, you can keep your strands soft, manageable, and shiny through the season.

In addition to your everyday conditioner, deep conditioning treatments can be key to maintaining healthy, hydrated hair this time of year. For maximum results, try towel-drying your hair after shampooing before applying your mask. This prevents excess water from diluting the product and helps strands soak up its power. Wet hair has a hard time fully absorbing additional ingredients, so this extra step will maximize results and help prevent waste. Let the product sit for 5-15 minutes before rinsing. For severely dry and weakened strands, pick up Redken All Soft Mega Mask to fortify hair with mega moisture, strength, softness and shine.

Keep your hair woes under wraps with the products and services you need here at Signature Style. Don’t wait for winter air to take its toll—you can get a head start right now by finding a salon near you.

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