When the cold weather hits, the questions start pouring in from clients at our Toronto hair salon about what products to use to beat the winter dryness. Dry skin, scalps and hair are common during this time of year, especially in places like Toronto where the temperatures drop well below zero. Beyond stocking up on extra cocoa butter body lotion, we’ve got some expert recommendations from Kahlae, Studio 86 owner and master hairstylist, about the must-have hair products for soothing that icky winter dryness.
Hair Products for Dry, Textured Hair
For those of you who have very curly, coily, kinky or highly textured hair, Kahlae recommends three products to help quench your thirsty locks and scalp:
Herbal Complex 4 Hair and Scalp Treatment ($13): This deep conditioning treatment contains a compound of four essential herbs (hemp, ginseng, horsetail and rosemary) plus mink oil and jojoba oil. It can be used daily to moisturize the hair and soothe an itchy, dry scalp while adding a healthy shine. It’s also great for protecting your hair during heat styling.
Nutriment Rx Pea Sprout Creme Hairdress ($13): Another great product from Design Essentials, this daily moisturizer eliminates dryness and helps strengthen and revitalize dry, brittle hair while soothing and nourishing your dry scalp. It also leaves your hair feeling silky while adding brilliant shine.
Hydrience Argan Moisture Replenishing Mist ($20): Infused with pure argan oil, this hydrating mist infuses moisture into the hair shaft while adding shine. It also protects your hair from UV rays and heat damage.
Hair Products for Dry, Straight Hair
For those of you who have a smooth, straight hair texture, Kahlae recommends two products from Alterna Haircare:
Bamboo Smooth Kendi Intense Conditioning Masque $30): This deep conditioning treatment contains organic kendi oil and organic bamboo extract to penetrate, strengthen and smooth the hair shaft. It adds intense moisture to your hair and leaves it feeling smooth, sleek and frizz-free after just one use.
Bamboo Smooth Kendi Treatment Oil ($29): Also made with organic kendi oil and bamboo extract, this rich treatment oil works best on thick hair and can be used as a deep conditioner or styling product. It helps protect your colour while reducing frizz and adding shine–perfect for dry tresses!
You can purchases all of these products right here at Studio 86, so stop by or pick one up during your next appointment.