BY Julia Greene – MONAT Managing Market Builder

While winter weather is a great time to get cozy with a cup of hot chocolate, you can’t forget that the dry and dreary weather can be brutal for your hair and skin. It’s harder to retain moisture in your hair so it can become brittle and prone to breaking. Frizz and static also occur with your winter clothes. And your skin also can become drier and itchy to the point of flaking.


While hot, steaming water may feel good when it’s brrr outside, it isn’t good for your hair or skin since it strips away natural oils. Shower in lukewarm water instead. Limit yourself to one five or 10-minute bath or shower daily.


Winter temperatures can make your hair and scalp become dry and damaged. Instead of using wet shampoo every day, take a break every few days and use a dry shampoo, which will get your hair clean and give it bounce. When you do wash your hair, don’t use very hot water since it will strip away your hair’s natural oils. Lukewarm water gets the job done by helping hair keep in its natural moisture. Also use a hydrating shampoo that adds essential moisture back into the hair.


Protect your hair from the winter cold by applying a great conditioner after every shampoo. A leave-in conditioner will not only restore essential nutrients but it also tames frizz and fly-a-ways that come from hoodies, sweaters, scarves and beanies! To give your hair the one-two nourishing punch, massage your hair and scalp with good quality hair oil and leave it on for an hour to really soak in. Your hair will come out silky and shiny!


Want to know what it is like to have your own spa day at home? While it’s best to let your hair dry naturally, not all of us have the time. Squeeze out the excess water to shorten your drying time. Rubbing vigorously can cause fragile wet hair break; it also can cause frizz. Gently blot moisture from your hair with an absorbent towel and try, if you can, not to dry it completely; stop while your hair is slightly damp and let it air dry the rest of the way. Your hair will thank you.

Remember, moisture is the name of the game!

For more information, contact Julia Greene – MONAT Managing Market Builder at 604-219-1745. Also visit