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Winter Hair Problems: Solved!

Frustrated with dry, unmanageable hair? Our celebrity stylist instructs on how to tame those tresses!

If you struggle with your hair when temperatures and humidity drop, you’re not alone. Suave celebrity hairstylist Luke O’Connor answers questions on everything from static to snow to dryness.

Q: What causes static? And what can I do about it?

A: Lack of moisture in your hair can contribute to static. Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner and a styling product to tame flyaways. Try a cream like Suave Professionals® Sleek Anti–Frizz Cream. Rub together a nickel–size amount in your hands, and apply it from the roots to the ends of your hair.

Q: Can wind, snow and rain really harm my hair?

A: These wintry elements can cause dryness, damage and breakage. The best way to protect your hair is to cover it with a hat or hood. Also, don’t go outside with wet hair in the winter because you risk extra breakage. Using Suave Professionals® Humectant Shampoo & Conditioner will help replenish moisture in dry or damaged hair. Leave the conditioner in a little longer than usual, and rinse with cool water.

Q: What about the air indoors?

A: Unfortunately, the warm, dry air in your home or workplace can be just as bad for your hair as the winter elements outside. Central heating can dry your hair and leave it full of static. So if you spend a lot of time in a dry indoor environment, you’ll want to make sure you use moisturizing hair–care products.

Q: Are split ends more common in the winter?

A: Yes, split ends are more common in the winter because of the dry air, which is another reason to use products that protect your hair. Of course, trimming hair can help. But to avoid extra trips to the salon, use the right shampoo and conditioner, and apply a dollop of Suave Professionals® Sleek Anti–Frizz Cream to the ends. This will give your hair an added layer of protection to help keep ends strong.

Q: What should I do if my hair is already damaged?

A: Try Suave Professionals® Keratin Infusion Color Care Shampoo & Conditioner to moisturize damaged hair. These products are enriched with a keratin and anti-oxidant complex and help restore distressed hair so it looks and feels healthy and shiny.