Now that winter’s chilly temperature have touched down across the country, women everywhere are wondering what they can do to protect their hair and keep it looking it’s best. Celebrity stylist Julia Papworth knows how to keep her celebrity clients including Rashida Jones and Julia Stiles beautiful no matter the weather. We asked Julia our burning winter hair questions including how to battle frizz and how to dye our hair a rich winter brown. See her tips to get your own gorgeous winter hair now:
How can women protect their hair from winter weather?
Winter weather can be harsh on every hair type. To battle the elements use leave-in conditioners and protective oils which act as a protective coat between your hair and heat. During winter, when the weather is cold and dry, damage from heating tools can be much worse than usual. Make sure to use a leave in conditioner (like Macadamia Natural Oil Nourishing Leave-In Cream), before you apply heat. Also, try to cut back on the blow-drying. If you can air-dry your hair a few times a week, do it, and if you can avoid washing your hair everyday, even better. Grab some Unite Seven Seconds Dry Shampoo and you will be able to make it through an extra day without washing. A deep conditioning treatment is added protection for the hair against winter. Once a week apply Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque on your damp hair. Leave it on for ten minutes and then rinse out.
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If you suffer from frizzy hair, what should you do to get smooth locks this winter?
Frizz is one of the worst things about winter’s dryness. However there are many things you can do to battle this static cling. Try Bumble and Bumble Defrizz – used on damp hair this product acts as a barrier to humidity and leaves hair soft and silky. You can use this product again when hair is dry to add shine and control flyaways. Need even more control? Spray a flexible hold hairspray like Elnett on a brush and run it through your locks. Instant smoothness. Remember this season to look for products that contain silicone – this ingredient helps reduce static and frizz.
What are some ways to update your hair for the winter?
One of the biggest trends this year was beach hair – long, loose sexy bleach blonde waves. This is a perfect look to be updated for winter and its elegant parties with a few minor tweaks. First of all, tone down your color. Go a little darker and a little richer – mute the highlights down a level or two. Make sure to get a good trim if the summer months have wreaked havoc on your locks. Summertime beach hair is traditionally left down, messy and around the face. For winter, focus on sleek looks that complement your winter wardrobe. Try a simple updo or sleek ponytail for evenings out. For your daytime look braids are a great way to mix it up.
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Many stars are dying their hair darker for the season. How can you tell if darker hair will look good on you?
When going dark you should remember that your most flattering tone is within two shades of your natural eyebrow color. Going farther above or below that color risks looking harsh or washing out your features. Often people go too dark, which washes out your skin tone. If you are contemplating going dark from blonde, ala Jennifer Lawrence, and are nervous about doing so, go at it slowly. Start with lowlights two to three shades darker than your current color and then build off of that. Not only will you enjoy the darker look, you will enjoy the less amount of upkeep if you are transitioning from being a blond. Another great look to try if you are nervous to go all over a darker hue is Ombre. The upkeep is much easier – just have your stylist give you a richer version of your natural color at your roots and blonde at the ends. Super chic and hip!