My hair always gets frizzy (well, more frizzy) when the weather turns colder, which means I need to take extra care of it.
I’ve been trying to avoid heat styling whenever it’s possible and keep my routine simple. Three products in particular have been stand-outs for me, so I thought I’d tell you why.
Maple Holistics Winter Blend Shampoo*, $10.49 (roughly £8.12) for 8oz (v)
I was so happy when I received this in the post. I adore minty scents and this shampoo contains not one but five different extracts: wild mint, bergamot mint (no, me neither), spearmint, peppermint, and eucalyptus mint. I found the mint very soothing on my itchy scalp.
Yes, the shampoo smells amazing, but it also does a good job of softening my roots without weighing them down and it adds a nice shine, too. It doesn’t contain any sulphates but still has that satisfying foamy lather a lot of sulphate-free products lack.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Rosemary & Cedarwood Hair Treatment, £6.50 for 50g (v)
A thick, oily hair mask that nourishes dry, unhappy ends. I’ve used it on my roots as well and it does soothe the scalp, but I prefer to stick to the ends to avoid weighing my hair down. I reckon those of you with thick hair could get away with using it all over, however. Just make sure you’ve got time to rinse it all out, because it does take a while. Worth it, I promise.
Worth noting: the mask solidifies when the temperature drops, but this is easily solved by scooping a small amount out of the jar and rubbing your palms together (this is one of the rare occasions when a jar is more practical than a tube).
Lush R&B Hair Moisturiser, £13.50 for 100g (v)
R&B smells of Christmas. It contains all kinds of goodness: oat milk, avocado butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, bay oil… and together they create the most cosy, wintery scent.
The moisturiser can be used very, very sparingly on dry ends for hydration, or all over the hair like a mask. I sometimes mix it with the Neal’s Yard treatment and leave it on overnight.
I still have the little sample pot I got at the beginning of the year, although now it’s finally starting to run out I’ll be off to Lush to pick up the full-sized version. It’s excellent value for money if you take cost-per-use into account.
What hair products do you reach for when it gets cold? Have you tried any of these? Let me know.
(v) = vegan
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Beth, 25, South East England.
Lover of books, dogs, yoga, travel, gin, and the Oxford comma.
I write about cruelty-free beauty, vegan & veggie food, and trying to lead a less wasteful life. I throw the odd think piece in there, too.