MY biggest complaint each winter — aside from having to wear the winter uniform of my parka and Sorels each and every day — is how dry my skin gets.
I take so much time and effort to address this that it’s easy to forget my hair goes through the same harsh exposure to the elements, and like my skin, it deserves a little TLC.
“The biggest complaints about hair during the winter is how much static, unmanageable and dry it is,” explains beauty expert Melody Iafelice.
“When hair is dry, it becomes weak and brittle, (yet) we still continue to heatstyle it. That once dry, brittle hair is now likely to suffer from breakage, a much more common ailment during the winter.”
For the past 22 years, Iafelice has offered her tips and tricks for staying gorgeous in Canada’s unforgiving winters to Canadian celebrities and television personalities, including fashion icon Jeanne Beker.
Iafelice says protecting hair at this time of year can be a challenge, but she offers one bit of advice to prevent hair from taking on that dull, dry and brittle look.
“Use a regular lightweight, leave-in conditioner on the days you wash your hair and replace your regular in-shower conditioner with a deep moisturizing hair mask once a week,” says Iafelice, adding any brand of conditioner will do the trick, whether it’s salon or drugstore quality.
That raises another pressing question
Beauty expert Melody Iafelice.