I was blessed with the good hair gene. I always had really great thick, long hair. Despite being long and thick, it was easy to manage. In fact, for the first 18 years of my life, I never even blow-dried or styled my hair. I simply washed it and let it air dry, and (sometimes) brushed it. Boy, do I miss those days. See, what I can’t figure out is if my hair has actually gotten more difficult over the last 7 years, of if I just care more about how it looks. Probably a little bit of both. In the summer my hair is fine. I still hardly have to style it, but will run a straightener over it if I’m feeling particularly fancy. But the real problem is my winter hair.
The winter hair is rough. How is it that winter rolls around and my hair can suddenly become so lifeless and incapable of volume? If I let it air dry, it becomes a mess of static. If I use any heat on it whatsoever, it becomes a mess of static. If I let a style go to day two, it becomes twice the mess of static (this one is especially problematic, since washing daily is way too much work for me). And is it too much to ask for a little shine? This winter I decided I’d had enough, and decided it was time to figure out how to love my winter hair, instead of rocking a messy bun from November until March.
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What I’ve Learned
Longer is Better
I almost always have long hair. Except every three years or so I have this sudden urge to cut my hair short. I love it for about a week, and then regret it for the next two years. I made such a mistake about 7 months ago. It was early last summer, and we had recently gotten back from our honeymoon. I had been growing my hair out diligently for the wedding and was ready for a change. I cut it short. Way too short.
I always think short hair should be easier to manage, but it never is for me. Long hair is easy to toss behind my back when it gets in the way, but short hair is always just there, bugging you. Long hair is super easy to throw up in a bun, which is my go-to for bad hair days. But short hair? It’s impossible! I don’t own the number of bobby pins required to keep short hair in a bun without any flyaways or pieces falling out. So mental note – never cut my hair short again. (Obviously, this is totally personal preference. Some people prefer short hair and totally rock it, I’m just not one of those people.)
The Right Product Makes All the Difference
I’ve never been super picky about my shampoo and conditioner. Except when it comes to price because if a bottle costs more than $8, it’s not the product for me. I’ve always liked to change it up pretty often since I hadn’t yet found that perfect brand. This year, however, I did a little research on what shampoo and conditioner could do the trick for my impossible winter care. That’s when I found the NEW Dove Regenerative Nourishment Collection at Target. What I’ve loved about this shampoo is that it’s created to help damaged hair, so it’s not too hard on it. The conditioner is so moisturizing, which is exactly what I needed for my dry winter hair.
For reference, here is a winter hair vs. summer hair comparison before I found the right products for my hair!
This winter, though? My hair has been totally different. I love the shine it has, and how much easier it has been to style!
Next time you are at Target, grab the new Dove Regenerative Nourishment Shampoo, Conditioner and Serum in Oil. Your hair will thank you!
Oil-Based Product Does Not Mean Oily Hair
I have this strange combination of hair that has always been dry at the bottom half and greasy in the roots. I was nervous about using any oil product for fear that it would make my roots even greasier and I would have even more issues going a day or two between washes. After using the Dove Regenerative Nourishment Serum in Oil, I’m happy to say I was totally wrong! I only used the serum where my hair really needed it, and it has helped to make my hair so shiny and soft, two things I’ve been longing for in winter!
I’m definitely still looking forward to summer hair, but luckily Dove Hair has made my winter hair a lot more tolerable!
What’s your hair story? Share your secrets for dealing with winter hair!
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