How to Survive Winter Hair


by Rachel Ramirez

The middle of winter takes a toll on all types of hair – help keep it in shape with these additional winter survival tips.

  • Don’t have an extra 15-20 minutes to wait for your deep conditioning mask to work?  Use it as an overnight mask and shampoo and condition as usual in the morning.  Bonus:  body heat will allow the mask to penetrate past the cuticle.  Ones to try:  Bumble and bumble Deeep Masque formulated with soy and wheat proteins, panthenol  (pro-vitamin B5) and hydrolyzed silk, or SachaJuan – Hair Repair – 250 ml which contains a proprietary Ocean Silk Technology and panthenol.

  • You want a regular trim but don’t want to part with too much length?  Ask your styling for a “dusting” on the ends, which usually only trims 1/4 inch or less off.  For those with a steady hand, perform the dusting by using barber shears with a tempered tip.

Rachel Ramirez has written for Modern Latina since 2006, in addition to  Many of her articles reflect her interest and specialty in skin, beauty, and nutrition.  Rachel received her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from San Jose State University and currently is a skincare expert with Sephora.