Haircare Expert reveals How to Ditch the Winter Haircare Woes

Ever considered what your hair goes through every winter? Contending with cold weather, indoor heating, and static-inducing beanies can create dry hair, a dried-out scalp, breakages, split ends and frizz. Just like we treat our bodies with thick moisturisers, and our face with hydrating skincare, it’s time to invest in some scalp and hair care. Thankfully we have Justice Haircare Experts on hand to help us banish the winter haircare woes.

Shampoo Less

If you’re guilty of shampooing your hair every day, it’s time to make a change to your routine. Shampooing too often can strip your hair of the natural oils that keep it moisturised and protected. And these vital oils are more important than ever during the cooler months as our scalp tends to be already drier and can be more prone to itching due to the lack of moisture in the air. If you already suffer from a dry, flaky scalp, try our Scalp Treatment Shampoo (£ which combines cleansing and moisturising agent Pro-Vitamin B5 to leave the hair full of shine whilst providing effective anti-dandruff treatment.”

Condition and Treat

“The only way to tackle dry hair is to ensure your locks are getting extra moisture. Try using a conditioning treatment like JUSTICE Professional Treatment Mask (£13.95 to revitalise your hair for lasting moisture and nourishment. Just like your weekly face mask is essential for healthy, radiant skin, weekly hair treatment masks make a huge difference when dealing with dry, damaged hair.”

Hold the Heat

“It’s no secret that heat styling is a significant culprit for dry, damaged hair. Excessive heat, and therefore dryness, can result in split ends and hair breakage. Try always to use a heat protectant on your hair when styling and reduce how often you heat style your hair by opting for a low-maintenance style, such as a ponytail, bun, or braid. Or embrace your natural hair texture and opt to air dry instead of blow drying whenever possible, using a few spritzes of our Argan Oil (£13.95 to tame frizz.

Also remember when your mum used to tell you not to go outside with wet hair, or you’ll catch a cold? Well, there’s another reason why you shouldn’t go outside with damp hair; it’s more susceptible to damage than dry hair as the cooler winter air can cause hair to stress and break. Air drying is the best option, but if you’re in a hurry it’s still better to blow-dry your hair than go outside with waterlogged locks.”

Cool it Down

“Winter brings exposure to more extreme hot and cold temperatures, which can end up irritating your skin and scalp. So, even though a steamy shower or bath might be just what you’re looking for, hot water can suck the moisture from your hair, making it weak and more vulnerable to breaking. Wash your hair with lukewarm water and follow with a cool rinse instead.”

Hydration helps

“Did you know that a single strand of hair is made up of 25% water?

Hydration starts from within, and drinking enough water helps energise and encourage hair growth. Good hydration also stimulates a healthier scalp, preventing problems like dryness, itchiness, or dandruff. Have you ever noticed that your skin looks dull and tired when you haven’t had enough water? Your hair is the same way! Staying hydrated helps prevent split ends and weak hair, promoting shiny, radiant tresses.”

Anabel Cooper

Anabel is a graduate of King’s College London and upon graduating, she set out on a journey to inspire and empower women through her words. Besides working as a digital marketing expert, Anabel is a freelance copywriter.