The winter season can mean many different things to different people. Some rejoice at the prospect of giving and receiving as Christmas day draws closer while others dream about the perfect winter wonderland of snow. And for people such as myself, a mild giddiness transpires over the prospect of blinging out one’s wardrobe so that we may be prepared for the slew of festive get-togethers that are sure to infiltrate the social calendar. But while all these parties and gatherings and after-work drinks are fun and all, the combination of the ice cold air outdoors and the central air inside makes for a nightmare hair situation. You can squeeze yourself into the sexiest of mini-dresses but with dry, frizzy, angry locks you most certainly will not be party ready. But have no fear, View the Vibe is here with the list of must-have products you need to keep your follicles healthy, happy and ready to celebrate.
Living Proof, Prime Style Extender,$24 at Sephora
Step away from the hair-dryer for a while longer with this weightless formula that not only detangles and smooth’s but prolongs your style for twice as long allowing your tresses some much needed time apart from the harsh heat of drying.
John Frieda Full Repair Touch-Up Flyaway Tamer, $10
A more topical treatment to focus on those pesky hairline whisps that just won’t lay down! Boom, take that static frizz.
Pantene 2-Minute Moisture Masque, $5.99
Show your tresses some serious TLC in just two minutes with this hydrating masque. Use once a week to help protect your strands from everyday styling.
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Heat Protect Spray, $25 at Sephora
With all the festive celebrating you’ll be doing over the next month or so your poor hair is going to be subject to a lot of primping and styling. Minimise the damage by using a protector such as this one to safeguard your locks from heat damage.
Shera Terra Hair Nutrition Hot Oil Growth and Repair Treatment, $28
This magic serum nourishes the roots of the hair while coating it with an all-natural concoction of herbs and oils known for their restorative properties including carrot, aruca and generous amounts of Moroccan argan oil to soften and condition. Product available through Caribbean Shopping Channel.
Kiehl’s Rice and Wheat Volumizing Shampoo: $25.50
To avoid a drab do it is best to stick with a lightweight shampoo so as not to weigh your hair down. This particular shampoo combines a blend of naturally-derived proteins and poly-sugar to add body and pizzazz to limp hair. Honey, Jojoba seed and rice bran ensure a residue free finish and a healthy bounce.
Living Proof No Frizz Conditioner, $29 at Sephora
Conditioner becomes more important in the harsh winter months but you have to be careful to not overdo it and weigh your locks down. This formula claims to provide weightless hydration and thanks to a key ingredient, creates an invisible shield to lock in smoothness and repel dirt and oil so you can go longer between washes.
TRESemme Climate Protection Finishing Spray,$7.99 at Walmart
Hold and cold protection in one handy spray complete with an antistatic formula to keep those flyaways at bay. The perfect finish to ensure your hair style hangs in there until the wee hours.