Door Marjam Paquay november 25, 2020 3 Leestijd

The first frost means warm cocoa and snowflakes for some, but for curly haired people, it's a signifier to amp our hair routine for the brittle season to come. Though opposites, Summer and Winter go hand in hand when it comes to hair damage risk factors. We're talking, dry, brittle, damaged hair just as a result of the environment! As you may know, curly hair is the most fragile texture, meaning curlies should bounce into care and maintenance now to greet the chilly months ahead shining!

How cold weather affects your curls:

As hair and skin share the same structure, it's easiest to explain how the weather affects your hair with a familiar skincare routine. Winter is when people go heavier on moisturizer; folks look for more dense products that hydrate to avoid excessive dryness to the skin, leading to trauma like cracking. Circling back to hair, it equally becomes dry with the cold, winds, and even indoor heat. Dryness in the hair can lead to it breaking off, resulting in damage. 

Drastic temperature changes can also cause trauma to the hair. Changes can look like hot steamy showers during the cold winter or even strong winds tangling and drying out the hair leading to breakage. These environmental stressors aren't including heat styling, mechanical styling, and chemical damage done during this season, either.

Curl goals:

Committing to a hair routine to eschew damage is the only way to maintain a fit, healthy mane for the frosty months to come. When it comes to rebuilding broken hair, there's only one way to go––OLAPLEX treatments! The OLAPLEX No.0 Intensive Bond Building Treatment paired with OLAPLEX No.3 Hair Perfector is a winning combination to rebuild your hair throughout the season. Together, these two create the most potent at-home treatment available, and the only one that rebuilds brokers disulfide bonds. A routine of treating the hair once a week before the season begins and during will keep your curls looking flawless and bouncy all winter long. 

While bond-building is essential, addressing dryness is also needed to correct environmental damage. The more opportunities you give your innately dry curls to hydrate, the better. OLAPLEX makes that super simple with four richly hydrating products available in the home line to condition your locks. For hair washing days, look no further than OLAPLEX No.4 and No.5 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and Conditioner. We love these two products because they rebuild bonds in the hair and moisturize together, giving the hair mini treatments between No.0 and No.3 treatments. 

While it may be necessary to opt for a hat or hoodie on harsh winter days, that doesn't mean your curls need to hide all season long! Continue to implement a healthy curl routine by ensuring you rebuild bonds wherever the day takes you. OLAPLEX No.6 Bond Smoother and No.7 Bonding Oil are the ideal curly hair duo to keep your hair healthy, hydrated, protected, and shiny. Curly folks know windy weather means it's frizz time. Not with OLAPLEX No.6. Bond Smoother, however. No.6 reduces frizz for up to 72 hours, making it your not so secret defense against frizz. 

Maintenance doesn't stop there; pop the portable No.7 Bonding Oil in your bag for mini treatments and surges of hydration throughout the day. When your curls feel a bit crunchy, work in a few drops of No.7 to hydrate the hair, rebuild bonds, and protect against UVB rays and heat up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Remember to be extra vigilant of your OLAPLEX routine if you're chemically treating your hair in the salon as this accelerates winter damage. OLAPLEX can be used as often as necessary to rebuild your hair, making it your curls best friend! 


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