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How to Keep Hair Hydrated in the Cold Winter Months

Three steps for beautiful hair.

Between the blustering wind and the drying effecting of artificial heat, winter weather can wreak havoc on your hair. But, thankfully, by following a few simple steps in your haircare routine, you can ensure your locks stay luscious and hydrated all season long. Before this winter arrives with a vengeance, read this!

Step 1: Swap

Your lightweight shampoo and conditioner were great for summer-and even during the early transition to fall-but as the colder weather approaches, you're going to want to swap them out for more hydrating options. L'Oréal Professionnel Nutrifier Shampoo is a great silicone-free option for the season ahead. This nourishing shampoo is ideal for hair that feels dry and undernourished. Formulated with glycerol-a humectant that helps to maintain the hair's moisture barrier-and coconut oil-a perennial cult favorite-the shampoo cleanses hair without weighing it down, leaving it feeling softer and looking shinier. After shampooing reach for silicone-free L'Oréal Professionnel Nutrifier Conditioner to help hair feel softer, more supple, and easier to detangle.

Step 2: Style

Since hair can feel and look more dehydrated during the colder seasons, its imperative to protect your strands before subjecting them to a drying activity. Case in point? Heat styling. The fact is, air drying your hair when it's cold outside isn't always the best option, but neither is reaching for the blow-dryer day in and day out. Whether you plan to diffuse your curls or straighten your hair, reach for a heat protectant and then once dry, use a hydrating leave-in product like L'Oréal Professionnel's Nutrifier DD Balm. This dryness-defense balm-like the other products in the Nutrifier range-is formulated with hydrating glycerol and coconut oil. Used on your hair's mid-lengths and ends, it helps to leave you hair feeling nourished and looking seriously shiny.

Step 3: Sleep

During the dead of winter there's almost nothing as cozy as curling up under the sheets after a long day. Make that trip to dream land even better by caring for your hair while you sleep! A hair mask is a great weekly addition to your haircare routine. Use one like Série Expert Nutrifier Overnight Mask. This silicone-free, fast-drying overnight treatment helps to transform the appearance of dry, undernourished hair. Distribute a golf ball-sized amount of the foam treatment through dry hair before bed and upon waking your hair will look and feel softer, shinier, and more supple.

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