Winter hair care essentials

We all know winter is a bad time for our hair, with cold weather, lack of moisture in the air and the over use of heated styling products. At this time of year, hair professionals have a constant battle on their hands to improve and care for client’s dry, damaged hair. We have put together a collection of tips and essentials to help you through the winter months.

Banish dryness

Every hair professional knows how important it is for their clients not to neglect their hair in winter. With the cold weather draining vital moisture, it is essential to continually replenish it, as dryness leads to a number of concerns, such as dandruff, scalp irritation and hair loss. The Serie Expert vitamino color masque 500ml will restore your client’s hair back to health, ensuring that it is looking and feeling healthy, strong and vibrant. Use with Serie expert vitamino colour shampoo and conditioner for the best possible results.

You can also use Wella Balance anti hair loss serum 6ml  to refresh, soothe, penetrate and stimulate your clients scalp and roots to improve the health of the scalp and smooth the cuticles, leaving your client with beautiful, nourished hair.


Hydrate hair

Switch to a richer shampoo and conditioner in winter that contains hydrating ingredients, such as Argan oil, to give your client shiny, silky hair and tame any frizz or split ends. It is essential to invest in high quality shampoos and conditioners to protect and repair your clients’ hair in the colder months. We love the Oil Miracle oil-in-shampoo which is infused with lightweight oil droplets. Its intense hydration is perfect for dry and damaged hair, producing maximum bounce and shine. A must-have for your professional and retail offering.

Weather-friendly styling

A bouncy blow dry is perfect for all seasons. During the colder months, avoid going outside with wet hair as this can lead to it becoming brittle and dry. We like to use Cricket Alumilite thermal brush 53mm to create the ultimate bouncy blow dry, suitable in salons and for clients to use at home.

TOP TIP- Stick to a low setting on the hair dryer and blast with a shot of cool air when finished styling to smooth the cuticle and prevent further damage.


Protect from heat


With a calendar full of Christmas parties and events to attend, it is essential that your client’s hair is protected from heat damage as much as possible. Our favourite spray is the OSMO thermal defense 250ml. Protecting the hair during the use of heated styling tools, these products also lock in moisture, prevent dryness, eliminate frizz and guarantee a sleek finish. The spray is extremely workable, when used directly before styling, a quick spritz helps to add texture and volume to the look.


Pamper time

Treat your client to a hair mask to enhance and repair their hair before styling. The OSMO deep moisture intensive repair mask restores moisture balance for over stressed, heat and chemically abused hair. Ingredients such as jojoba, ylang ylang and patchouli oil work their way into the hair adding shine, taming frizz and controlling excess sebum production. The mask moisturises without weighing the hair down whilst improving the health of the scalp, reducing the risk of dandruff, scalp irritation and hair loss.

Add the OSMO deep moisture intensive repair mask to your salon or spa for enhanced hair treatments and services within your salon.

Use correct products

Having the right brush is key when looking after hair. The Cricket Ultra smooth detangling brush helps rid those tangled knots, whilst adding shine and smoothness. The flexible bristles prevent any breakages and frizz, ensuring comfortable brushing.


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