Top 10 Solutions For Dry Hair In Winter

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Here at Maple Holistics, we’re totally into all things hair. And while winter can bring its challenges with hair, we believe that with proper care, a bit of faith, trust and pixie dust (the latter is optional, but highly recommended), your hair can look beautiful season-in and season-out. Ready for our top 10 hair tips for winter? Here we go!

1. Hair Serum

Woman with curly hair putting hair oil drops in her hair.

Woman using hair serum.

So, we already know about the winter frizz. Lack of moisture strips our hair of its natural oils, and voila: a frizz ball. Which is not fun. You probably use shampoo and conditioner on a regular basis. But are you really doing all you can for your hair?

Hair serum, unlike oils, does not penetrate the hair. Rather, it coats the hairs and acts like an outer shield against dirt, dust and humidity. Try this DIY hair serum and transform your winter frizz to beautiful, sleek locks. Alternatively, you can also find a hair serum from a hair care store or supermarket that works for your hair type.

2. Avocado Oil

Woman holding avocado to eye.

Avocado oil works great for nourishing your scalp.

Loaded with Vitamin E, avocado oil works to strengthen and rejuvenate your hair and bind split ends. It’s light on your hair, nourishes your scalp, and works well when added to most shampoos and conditioners. If you love DIY, you can also choose to make your own avocado oil hair mask.

3. Olive Oil

Olive oil being poured.

Use olive oil for a deep conditioning of your hair.

An oldie but a goodie, olive oil has numerous benefits for your hair. They include adding moisture and shine to dry or damaged hairs and making them more flexible. You can use olive oil as a hot oil massage for hydrated, shiny hair. You can also do a weekly deep conditioning using olive oil, or rub a bit with your fingers and run them through your styled hair to keep frizz and flyaways at bay.

4. Almond Oil

Almond oil and scattered almonds.

Almond oil will help protect your hair from split ends.

It’s all about the oil. Ever notice that people with naturally oily hair seem to have less frizz? While oily hair has its own struggles, the key is to find the perfect balance between dry, frizzy hair and over-oily. Almond oil not only moisturizes your hair but moisturizes your scalp as well. And it is great at fighting against those split ends.

5. Shea Butter

In my opinion, the best-scented shampoos are made using avocado oil or shea butter. This miracle butter does wonders for hydrating your hair, keeping away dandruff and generally enhancing your hair. You can find hair products that include shea butter, or simply massage the oil into your scalp and brush it through your hair to coat every strand.

Oils and serums are great, but we can’t ignore the fact that so much depends on using the right kind of shampoo and conditioner for your winter mane. What worked in August just may not cut it – but don’t worry, we have you covered for winter, too.

6. Do A Deep Conditioning

Brunette woman shampooing her hair while showering.

Let your hair sit with conditioner for a half hour to give it a boost of moisture.

You will not know your hair after you try this – and I mean that in the best way possible. Due to the harshness of the winter weather, and especially if you are anyway prone to dry hair, regular conditioning might not be enough in these cold months. Once a week, lather your conditioner over all your hair, and leave it in for about 30 minutes to really provide your hair with the moisture it needs.

If you’ve read our article on Sauve Professionals, you’ll know they’re awesome for all things hair. Sauve Professionals’ Coconut Milk Infusion Deep Moisture Conditioner is a great choice for deep conditioning, leaving your hair silky-smooth and smelling of coconuts.

7. Aussie Miracle Shampoo And Conditioner

Aussie’s miracle moist shampoo.

In the winter, using the right shampoo to counteract dryness is super important for your hair health (not to mention self-esteem). Aussie Miracle Shampoo and Conditioner is truly a miracle formula. Australian aloe and sea kelp give your hair the moisture that it needs to shine (literally and figuratively). Aussie now has a specialized winter Miracle version of the shampoo and conditioner as well. But if you can’t get your hands on those for whatever reason, the regular Miracle version is a regular miracle, too.

8. Oribe Shampoo And Conditioner For Moisture And Control

Oribe’s shampoo for moisture and control.

As Oribe puts it, “Control the uncontrollable”. Feeling like your hair is out-of-control-frizzy this winter? The Oribe Shampoo for Moisture and Control works to lock in moisture and soften your hair beautifully. It’s a little more expensive than your average shampoo, but it might just be worth it if you’re really suffering from dry or damaged hair. Pair it with Oribe’s Conditioner for Moisture and Control, and you’ve got yourself one gorgeous head of hair this season.

9. Redken All-Soft Shampoo And Conditioner

Redken’s all soft shampoo and conditioner.

For shiny, soft, beautiful hair this winter, you would do well to try out Redken’s All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner. It’s not too expensive, and it achieves the hair you’ve really been looking for all these years. Plus, it smells great. What’s not to love?

10. Conditioner

It can be hard to find a conditioner that works for your hair. Even if a conditioner is advertised as appealing to a certain hair type such as dry hair, everyone is different, and so is our hair. While you and I might both have dry hair, yours may be long with an oily scalp, while mine is short and I have dandruff. And yet conditioning is a vital part of your hair care routine. If you’re struggling to find the perfect conditioner, why not try making your own? You can adjust the recipe until it’s perfectly suited to your hair, which makes it almost like a custom-made product!


No, you can’t pump moisture into the air outside or make the wind less harsh. But you can take care of your hair using the right products and routines for you. It might take a bit of time, but for healthy, beautiful, soft hair, I think we can all agree that it’s worth it.

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