About The Author:
Hi, I’m Megan! I’m super excited to be featuring as a guest blogger for Hannah so a huge thank you to her for giving me this opportunity. I’m 24 and a beauty & lifestyle blogger from Manchester, UK. Cruelty-free hair care and skin care are some of my favourite things to blog about. I’m also going to be venturing into fashion in 2021 so if this interests you then please do give me a visit on my blog! You can also find me on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
Now winter is around the corner, you might be starting to incorporate cosier clothes into your daily outfits. But what about your winter hair care? Believe it or not, you should change the hair products you use depending on the weather! So I’m going to show you 6 different hair masks you need this winter.
What Does Cold Weather Do To Your Hair?
I’ll briefly explain why you’d need to change your hair care routine for winter. In cold weather, your scalp is more prone to dehydration. A dehydrated scalp can lead to dry and brittle hair. You know what else can cause this? Extreme indoor heat! This combination of cold outdoor weather and indoor heating isn’t great for your hair and scalp. It needs extra care at this time of year. This care comes in the forms of moisture and protein.
Hair Mask Recommendations
Hair masks are absolutely ideal for winter. They’re packed with moisture and/or protein to help your hair and you can substitute your regular conditioner for them. Or, if you have curly hair like me, use them in as well as your regular conditioner. So here’s a list of 6 amazing hair masks you need to try for winter.
1) Shea Moisture Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil Hair Masque
This one is top of the list for a reason. It’s easily one of the best hair masks I have ever used! It also smells incredible. Honey is a humectant which your hair will love in the cold months. Humectants absorb moisture and will allow it to deeply penetrate the hair shaft. They also lock this moisture in once it’s been absorbed by the hair. So humectants are a super key ingredient for winter.
2) Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque
If you’re not a fan of honey then give this mask a try! The shea butter will intensely moisturise your hair while the argan oil will restore shine to it. If you have extremely dry and/or damaged hair then this will be a great mask for you. You can take the deep conditioning to the next level by wearing a plastic cap once the conditioner has been applied. Leave this on for around 30 minutes and rinse out for even softer hair!
3) Trepadora Quinoa Repair Deep Conditioner
Made with natural curls in mind, this one is a truly deep conditioning product. That’s not to say people with dry straight hair can’t give it a try. However, you lovely straight haired babies may find this a bit too much for your hair. The quinoa is the key ingredient here. Once applied to the hair, the quinoa will form a protective barrier. This natural and safe barrier will make sure the other key nutrients contained within the product stay in the hair. This leaves your hair feeling silky soft and shiny.
4) The Body Shop Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask
This mask is 100% vegan and packed with amazing ingredients! It contains Brazil nut oil, banana puree and Brazilian cupuaçu. Both of these ingredients will intensely nourish and hydrate your hair. Something you definitely want for winter! The best part is, you get all of this moisture and shine and your hair won’t get weighed down. It’s a win-win!
5) Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Yoghurt Hydrate and Repair Protein Power Treatment
Another Shea Moisture mask? I promise this is in no way sponsored I just absolutely love their hair masks. They are absolutely amazing! This product is a protein treatment. As well as moisture, you hair will need protein to stay strong during the winter to combat brittleness. You can still swap out your regular conditioner for this product as the manuka honey will moisturise your hair. So from this product you get moisture and protein! What could be better?
6) Maui Moisture Revive & Hydrate Shea Butter Mask
A lot of shea butter has been included in these recommendations. But there is a reason! Shea butter is a brilliantly moisturising product. Make sure when you’re applying these lovely masks that you don’t forget about the front of your hair that frames your face. These pieces of hair get hit the hardest by the elements, especially if you’re walking towards wind/rain/snow. Give these hairs some needed TLC but make sure you avoid putting the mask on your roots. This could cause a lack of volume when rinsed out.
How Often Do I Need To Use Hair Masks?
It totally depends on your hair! Start off by using them once a week to see how your hair responds. If once a week isn’t enough then increase the application frequency. If it’s too much, drop it to biweekly or even monthly!
Using hair masks is super fun and they’re a great addition to a self-care routine. It’s important to keep up with using them. If you’re not using hair masks regularly then your hair won’t get the full benefit. It’s all about consistency!
Where To Buy?
Thank you very much to Meg for guest posting on my blog and giving some great recommendations. I’ll be sure to be going out and grabbing one for the winter months.
Thanks for reading everyone!