How to Stop Static Hair in Winter: A Comprehensive Guide by Cliphair
by BRENDA L. / DEC 1, 2023
Reading Time: 9 Minutes
Struggling with static hair in winter? I know the feeling. And, especially after investing in gorgeous cuticle-aligned Remy hair extensions, you’ll want only the best for your hair look, am I right? Don’t worry, if you’re wondering how to stop static hair in winter, you’re not alone. And on top of that, I have good new for you: it is indeed possible (and relatively easy!) to stop this from happening to your gorgeous tresses. Let’s find out how, in today’s blog.
Understanding Winter Static
There are two main reasons behind static hair: one, too much friction. And two, dryness. During the coldest season, it’s fairly easy for your hair to lose its pizzazz because of these two phenomena: scarves and hats are the culprits behind friction, and the weather is the one behind your hair struggling with retaining moisture. This is also down to your hair porosity! If you’re not familiar with what this is or you’re curious about finding out your hair porosity, check out this dedicated post: How To Determine Your Hair Porosity.
Even double-drawn hair extensions, if not properly looked after, can incur statics. This is why you need to know how to take care of your permanent hair extensions (or clip in hair extensions, for those special occasions) when the temperatures drop.
Essential Winter Hair Care Routine
Your hair care routine doesn’t change much during winter in terms of steps, but there are a few tips and tricks that you can incorporate into your hair regimen to avoid this unpleasant phenomenon. First things first, let’s have a look at washing!
Best Shampoo For Winter
When windchill bites, investing in a good moisturising shampoo is the best starting point. Here’s some of my favourites:
OUAI Medium Hair Shampoo: created by Jen Atkins, celebrity stylist and founder of OUAI, this shampoo (also available in different formats for other hair types), is my go-to for many, many reasons. Not only it is capable of bringing back to life limp, dry, and dull tresses – it also blesses my hair with body and bounce like no one else! Its recipe is also sulphate-free, making it super hair extensions-friendly.
Kérastase Chroma Absolu Bain Respect Shampoo: this is the perfect moisturising shampoo for those who have dyed hair and want to replenish their mane whilst also giving their colour a kick. Perfect for those who not only struggle with static hair, but also may have incurred in frizz, and frayed or split ends. The Kérastase promise is one of a kind, providing you with salon-worthy results directly in your shower. Again, this product is also sulphate-free, making it the perfect ally if you’re wearing professional hair extensions.
Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo: another one of my favourites. Before bleaching my hair I thought its recipe was too rich, but once I damage my strands when going from jet-black to blonde, this is the one product that saved my locks. Quenching the thirst of my tresses from the first use and bringing back to life its shine, softness, and manageability, this Argan oil-infused recipe is one-of-a-kind, combating frizz and static at the same time. Would I ever recommend you a shampoo that contains sulphates? No. Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo is completely sulphate-free, making it the perfect product to satisfy your parched hair and to also wash your clip in hair extensions when they need some good old TLC.
Best Conditioner For Winter
Just like for shampoos, investing in the right type of conditioner can also have a huge impact on how your hair reacts to cold temperatures. To complement the above-mentioned products, here’s the best conditioners:
OUAI Medium Hair Conditioner: just like its shampoo twin, this conditioner is blessed with OUAI’s indulgent signature fragrance. Infused with coconut oil, babassu oil and a blend of strengthening keratin, this conditioner’s recipe is the perfect product to improve your hair’s health whilst enhancing its shine thanks to its secret ingredient: kumquat extract. Keeping your hair soft, manageable, and intensely moisturised, this conditioner is one of my all-time faves.
Chroma Absolu Fondant Cica Chroma Conditioner: designed to care and nourish your tresses with intensity, this softening conditioner smooths the cuticle of your strands and helps reduce their porosity, prolonging your moisture-retention. The formula is fortified with Latic Acid, an ingredient that shields your hair fibre from dulling minerals that could negatively affect your hair colour – boosting your mane’s shine and vibrancy.
Moroccanoil Hydrating Conditioner: no faffing around with this product. Its simplicity (coming with an intense hydrating power) starts from the name: “Hydrating Conditioner”. Moroccanoil’s formula goes straight to the point with its moisture-balancing hair-recipe, designed to nourish and soften your tresses. Infused with Argan oil and boosted with red algae extracts and vitamins A and E, this product is a rich and deeply moisturising hair-saver that will help you gently detangle your hair under the shower, for a soft, shiny, and easy-to-style clean canvas for your favourite hairdos.
Best Hair Masks For Winter
For those weekly intensive-moisture treatments, nothing quite does it like a good hair mask. If you prefer to try something homemade with the ingredients in your pantry, there are plenty of options for you. For example, these DIY Hair Mask Recipes For All Hair Types that you can quickly assemble in your kitchen!
But if you prefer a pre-made miracle in a jar, here’s some of the best options out there:
Olaplex No. 8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask: if you have deeply-damaged hair – I’m talking frazzled-looking strands, split ends, loss of elasticity, crinkly hair, straw-like… and all that jazz – then know that Olaplex really is the one product that will make you stop wondering if it’s time for a big chop to salvage the salvageable. The Bond Intense Moisture Mask has a cult-like following for a reason: with Olaplex’s patented technology, this hair mask repairs the disulfide bonds in chemically damaged hair like nobody else. It’s rich and creamy formula works as an intensive treatment that will restore your hair’s moisture-retention ability!
Color WOW Money Masque: if you’re a fan of Kim Kardashian or Jennifer Lopez, then you’ll probably already be familiar with Chris Appleton – celebrity stylist and founder of Color WOW. His brand’s uber-famous glass hair product, the Dream Coat, has gone viral on several social media platforms in the past, and his Money Masque deep-conditioning treatment is nothing less than. Enriched with precious phytoextracts, this hair mask works as heat-protection as well – replenishing your hair and restoring its suppleness for a finish that is nothing short than a celebrity mane, hence the name!
Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Hair Masque: working wonders on every hair texture (this one’s for you, curly-haired beauties!), the Coco & Eve promise is real. Struggling with hair that has been heat-styled one too many times? Or chemically treated and never fully recovered? No matter what your damage is, the Like a Virgin Hair Masque can do it all. Sulphate and phthalate-free, this gorgeous recipe is enriched with Argan oil, linseed, Brazilian virgin coconut oil, and essences of fig and shea butter – for restored, revived, and repaired hair that looks (and feels) better.
Moisturising Spray For Hair Extensions
The secret to keeping your Remy hair extensions tame, moisturised, and manageable at all times? We’ve got it. Designed to lock in the moisture in your added tresses, Cliphair’s Silky Moisturising Spray for hair extensions is the ultimate solution to avoid frizz and static in your hair. Versatile and delightfully fragrances, this miracle mist can be spritzed on your hair after a blowout to supercharge it with shine, or on damp hair to smooth the cuticles before styling. Its formula is enriched with Argan oil, Macadamia nut oil, black currant extract, olive oil, and hydrolyzed keratin – the perfect combo for luscious, smooth, silky, and soft hair extensions all-year-round.
Avoiding Static-Inducing Habits
Now that you’re all set with the hair care steps to avoid static hair, it’s time we talk about your day-to-day habits that might cause your hair to go static. For example, friction! When you’re wearing a hat and a scarf for prolonged amounts of time, it’s good custom to secure your hair in a protective hairstyle to minimise friction. Some of the styles you can try are: loose braid, Dutch braid, French plait, a ponytail, a messy bun, a low chignon… There are so many options! Let’s see them together more in detail.
Choosing the Right Hairstyles
Here’s some of the best hairstyles to reduce friction in winter, so that you can wave buh-bye to frizzy and static hair when the temperatures drop!
The Classic Plait
You can wear the classic three-ways plait on the back of your head, or one shoulder for a romantic finish, or you can divide your tresses in two big sections and wear two plaits at the same time – much like Wednesday Addams does. This simple and quick hairdo is an easy way to tuck in your hair and keep it together. Plus, when braided tightly, it’s also a damage-free way to get stunning wavy hair at the end of your day! You can add clip ins such as seamless hair extensions to boost your plaits with length and thickness for a luscious, fuller finish.
The Low Bun
Keeping your hair in a low bun or low chignon is an elegant and chic way to shelter your tresses from the cold and wind. You can pair this hairstyle with slicked-down lengths and a middle parting for a trendy and modern effect! Don’t forget to boost the shine of your sleek hairdo by finishing your styling with a few spritzes of Cliphair Moisture Lock spray.
The bubble ponytail (also known as bubble braid) is a trendy hairstyle made famous by stars such as Fergie back in the 90s and early 00s. In recent years, this easy and funky hairdo has rightfully regained its popularity – and the good news is, it’s so quick and easy to recreate with human hair extensions! All you need is a few thin hair ties – you can either pick them see-through for a seamless blend or colourful, to match your outfit or a festival look – and create small sections in your ponytail. Pull them out gently to “puff them out”, and you’re all done! In case you’re missing the necessary volume, thickness and length to make the most out of your ponytail, you can always resort to the Wrap Around Ponytail hair extensions set. Easy!
Shop your winter essentials in our Hair Care shop: from the Moisture Lock spray to our nifty Heat Protection spray for hair, you’ll get the perfect winter-proof tresses you’ve been dreaming about! Need to restock your hair extensions? Come and explore our collection of clip in hair extensions to switch things up this winter!