I neglect my hair–I mean I wash it, I condition it, I dye the grays (which are a lot; I started going gray at 23 so I am not ready to go natural), but that’s it. But I think as I get older, and especially with the cold weather that seems to take a toll on everything, taking better care of my hair would be a good idea. So I asked French hairdresser, Julien Farel–whose salon on the Upper East Side of NYC I have frequented for years, some easy steps to get into a healthy hair care regimen for winter. I think I can manage these and I am into the idea of a nightly hair serum. Here, his tips:
“Winter takes away moisture and humidity,” Julien says. “Often artificial heater systems are hard on the hair and scalp during this time. Hair and color will often look duller, flat, brittle, tired, and less shiny. The scalp can start peeling, and could be seen as dandruff. With this in mind, here are three steps for healthier, shinier winter hair.”
1. Washing your hair as often as you want using Julien Farel Restore, a non foaming shampoo and conditioner [in one], completely Detergent-Sulfate-Silicon-Paraben Free.
It’s effect is that it hydrates deeper into your hair-shaft, nourishes the scalp and keeps your hair follicles alive. Your hair will shine, feel healthy and be stronger. Molecules are scientifically designed to push powerful bioactives deeper into the scalp and to hydrate and nourish and protect hair. The result is stronger healthier and shinier hair.
2. Once a month use a Professional Milbon Protein treatment to bring the moisture needed during this period, especially for over processed hair. Using this type of product improves the hair’s texture leaving it silky smooth and soft.
3. Every night apply a moisturizer on your hair, similar to how you treat your skin, I encourage my clients to use Magnifique Delay the Gray as your night serum. Put a few drops on your scalp only, the serum will penetrate to boost and feed more nutrition to your scalp and hair follicles and boost hair growth.
top image courtesy The Gentlewoman