Hairstyles for winter
When the seasons change, you should change more than just your wardrobe. Consider something different for your hair too. This winter, try a new hairstyle, deeper hair color and different haircare products.
Winter hair color
As the cold weather sets in, consider going darker with your hair color. All the blonde highlights of summer can be replaced with warm, rich colors. For brunettes, deep auburn highlights are a fabulous choice. Blondes can go a shade or two darker in the winter months and get rid of that sun-drenched look. Avoid harsh, chunky highlights and instead go for more natural, thin streaks of color that blend. Face framing highlights will still be popular throughout the winter months.
The hottest style of the season is the modern, long bob that falls just above the shoulders. Many women are growing out their short bobs from last year and these longer, layered bobs are a top choice. Celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Anne Hathaway have been seen with this cute cut. Instead of a harsh straight bob, add some layers to give your hair some texture.
Since holiday party season is almost upon us, you should practice putting your hair in an updo. Most of us can't afford to go to the salon for a coifed style every single time we are headed out to a party. Instead learn how to create a pretty updo yourself. Fortunately messy updo's are "in." So if you don't do it just perfectly, no one will notice.
Follow these tips from Ford Models hairstylist Johnny Lavoy to make an evening updo in just a few minutes. It's glamorous and beautiful.
In the winter, our hair is exposed to the harsh elements of cold temperatures, damaging winds and dry indoor heating. You need to take some extra steps to make sure your hair stays hydrated and healthy this season.
Wear a hat or headscarf
Whenever possible, cover your head when going outdoors. Fortunately, winter hats are trendy right now and there are plenty of chic choices to choose from. Be careful as not to wrap your head so tight that your scalp will sweat and your blood can't circulate properly.
In the warmer months, you may not have to condition your hair everyday. However in the wintertime, you should use conditioner (at least on your ends) each day. Also try these homemade beauty treatments
for your hair.
Dry your hair completely
Don't go outside with wet hair. Not only do you risk getting a head cold, but you also may damage your hair. If you introduce wet hair to freezing temperatures, you hair may snap and break.
Use a moisturizing shampoo
Look for shampoos that are labeled "moisturizing," "hydrating" or "replenishing." You want to provide your hair with as much moisture as you can to keep it shiny and healthy. However, you don't need to shampoo everyday. You can use a dry shampoo between washings to keep your hair fresh.
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