Cold and wind, rain and sleet and snow all contribute towards making this the most difficult season to care for tresses. The biggest problem was, is, and ever shall be frizz. The combination of blustering winds, dank days, and snowballs can leave hair incredibly dry and lacking moisture, so as soon as you try to style strands, they simply tuft together in a puffy frizz ball. How matronly! But it doesn’t have to be that way. The right regimen makes styling easier. For tips for your best ever season of winter hair care, click style notes.

Moisturize: If hair feels dry, the solution is to use shampoos, conditioners, and styling products that add extra moisture to your locks. Switch to the shine luxe regimen, which is filled with opulent oils that replenish natural moisture; and style with creme-based products like hair creme and styling creme. Creme-based product formulas put the most moisture back into hair.

Leave-In Conditioner: Continuing the theme, leaving in a lightweight conditioner can provide all day moisture support, while also promoting styling benefits like shine and softness. Try ARROJO daily conditioner. It stays lightweight, even when you leave in a lot, and it has a delicious rhubarb scent.

Defrizz Serum: ARROJO defrizz serum is a silicon-based styling product that tames and controls, and eradicates the static and frizz that is synonymous with the season. In winter, use this product (along mid-lengths and ends) anytime you want to blow-dry or flat-iron your hair smooth and straight, sans frizz.

Work With It, Not Against It: On cold, windy, rainy or snowy days, it’s vital that you don’t fight your hair too much. If your hair is straight, wear it straight, rather than trying to make it wavy or curly; if your hair is wavy, wear it wavy, rather than trying to make it curly or straight; and if hair is curly, wear it that way, rather than trying to straighten it a bit or a lot. Styling according to natural texture stops dried-out locks fighting to get back into their natural state, which, otherwise, is what they’ll try to do –– exacerbating the problem of frizz.

Avoid Heat-Tools: It’s also a good idea to avoid too much blow-drying or hot-iron work. The heat of these appliances can magnify dryness. If you must use a heat-tool, be sure to prep with protective thickening lotion first. It gives hair a shield against heat, as well as light styling hold.

Wear Hats & Headscarves: Hats and headscarves are trendy and cool and fun. Best of all, they protect winter worn tresses from the worst of the elements. Flowery patterns are great for hippy chic; plain, bold colors work for poise and panache. With scarves, you can tie elaborate bows that accent the shape of your cut. Place hats on the bias for personal élan.

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