Winter can be tough on your hair. The combination of cold outdoor temperatures and indoor heat can lead to dry, frizzy, static strands. If your hair happens to be colour-treated or chemically processed, you could also be dealing with brittleness and split ends.

As we approach the end of Winter, here are six stylist-approved ways to help prevent and treat the damage.

 

How To Treat Damaged Hair

 

1. Use The Right Shampoo.

Salon-quality Shampoos and Conditioners are always key. A sulfate-free shampoo, like the MoroccanOil Moisture Repair Shampoo cleanses hair without stripping it of it's moisture.

 

2. Keep On Top Of Your Trims.

It's time to break up with your split ends. Regular trims are the best defense against split ends.

 

3. Turn Down The Heat.

The most common cause of damage in hair is heat styling. The best way to prevent damage is to use a heat setting that is appropriate for your hair, and to apply a heat protectant before any heat is applied. A heat protective spray, like Alterna's Bond Repair Heat Protection Spray can protect your hair up to 450 degrees.

 

Alterna Caviar Bond Heat Protection Spray

 

4. Treat Your Hair To A Mask.

The right mask can make a big difference for your hair. For instance, MoroccanOil's Restorative Hair Mask infuses damaged hair with reparative proteins.

 

6. Use A Satin Or Silk Pillowcase.

It might be surprising, but cotton pillowcases create friction that can snag your hair, causing breakage. Silk or satin are more hair-friendly choices.