Have You Winterized Your Hair Yet? 🥶

THE BIG WINTER HAIR GUIDE

From bone-chilling cold to bone-dry air, winter weather can be the ultimate hair-wrecker. But we’ve got you covered for every climate in the country, with an East Coast to West guide that protects your tresses no matter what the season brings….

High and dry…

Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix…the list goes on. When you live in a climate with an extreme lack of moisture, you may very well start seeing static, flat hair, flyaways, and lifeless, parched strands. Take out a brush, and the sitch gets even worse.

HERE'S WHAT TO DO

Go with cream-based hair products: The extra moisture in these hydrating stylers inject body and control, keeping flyaways at bay in the process.

Try: Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm, which provides deep hydration to thirsty hair, while maximizing strength and shine.

Finish with oil—but not too much: Products containing excessive amounts of oil can actually have the undesired effect of working as an electrical conductor and encouraging static; so keep things light and easy.

Try: K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock Multi-Perfector Daily Shine & Protect Spray.

De-charge your brushes: Tucking a fabric-softener sheet into your brush drawer will help keep the tools from grabbing electrical charges that can transfer to your hair.

Try: Bounce Dryer Sheets.

“Moisturize” the house: A humidifier will help prevent hair from becoming brittle and static-prone, while keeping skin hydrated at the same time.

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Joico Luster Lock Spray Bottle

Windy cities…

When the biting gusts kick in, residents of Chicago, Fargo, and Buffalo start dealing with hair that’s brittle and fragile – especially when strands are exposed to a constant cycle of wet/dry/wet/dry.

HERE'S WHAT TO DO

Limit full-on shampoos: The more cleansing and blow-drying, the more moisture is sapped from hair, so change it up with a product that refreshes, adds volume, shine, and pollution protectants without sudsing.

Try: Weekend Hair Dry Shampoo.

Counteract hat hair: It might be an electrifying look, but wait until you take off that topper. What makes static and flat hair even worse? The friction from your wooly scarves and hoods.

Try: Moisture Recovery Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner.

Spray on with the wind: When the gusts threaten to blow you over, you want a hairspray that protects your coif from the elements, keeps your style in place, and even fade-proofs your hair color.

Try: Power Spray Fast Dry Finishing Spray

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Joico Moisture Recovery bottles
Joico Hairspray bottle

Sunny with a chance of dryness…

If you’re lucky enough to live in climes like LA, where winter is warm and wonderful, you still need to be mindful of the parching powers of the sun. Those tempting conditions can also result in the big hair fade, bleached-out color, and the ability to suck the last bit of moisture out of every strand.

HERE'S WHAT TO DO

Treat hair lightly: LA’s not the place for cloying conditioners; especially if you have fine hair. A delicate dose of moisture is just the ticket to restore a healthy luster.

Try: HydraSplash Gelèe Masque…it bathes each strand with lightweight but powerful hydration for a full 24 hours without weighing delicate hair down.

Preserve your color: The constant sunny rays may fight SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), but they’ll actually make you sad when you see your hair-color disappearing before your very eyes; your blonde losing its glory (or worse, turning brassy as heck).

Try: Colorful Anti-Fade Shampoo and Conditioner; Blonde Life Brightening Shampoo and Conditioner; and Color Balance Purple Shampoo and Conditioner.

Protect against damage: The ravaging effects of daily UV exposure and environmental pollution can do a number on even the healthiest of hair, so integrate protective products into your haircare routine.

Try: Defy Damage Shampoo, Conditioner, and Protective Shield, which strengthen hair bonds for a healthy transformation you can instantly see and feel.

Joico Colorful shampoo, conditioner and oil
Bottle of defy damage protective shampoo and conditioner

Wet and wild…

From the blizzards of New York to the downpours of Seattle, wet and frizzy ‘dos need plenty of safeguards to stave off the assault of heavy-duty winter weather.

HERE'S WHAT TO DO

Opt for an umbrella plan: And we’re not talking the parasol variety. Rather, a highly protective styling product that saves your fresh blowout, eliminating those “I can’t believe I bothered to dry my hair today” moments.

Try: Humidity Blocker+ Protective Finishing Spray, which deposits a 24-hour invisible barrier against frizz, static, pollutants, and even hair-dulling sulfates and parabens of traditional wet washes a few times a week.

Lock in your coif: When you do put the time and energy into a good blowout, preserve all that hard work (and sleek straightness) with a powerful styling aid that defrizzes, and holds hair for more than an hour in a weightless way.

Try: Dream Blowout Protection Crème, a super-hydrating formula that cuts your drying time in half, then safeguards strands against the ravaging effects of thermal styling, humidity, frizz, and even damage caused by pollution.

Add extra coverage: In intense weather, additional layers may be necessary to cloak hair with extra protection from the elements.

Try: Defy Damage Protective Shield…the last stop before picking up that blow-dryer or heat tool; our damage-defense hero shields hair, while delivering exceptional, bond-building protection that guards hair against static, color fade, breakage, and dryness.

Protect against damage: The ravaging effects of daily UV exposure and environmental pollution can do a number on even the healthiest of hair, so integrate protective products into your haircare routine.

Try: Defy Damage Shampoo, Conditioner, and Protective Shield, which strengthen hair bonds for a healthy transformation you can instantly see and feel.

Joico Humidity Blocker bottle
Joico Dream Blowout bottle
defy damage shield bottle