3 Quick, No Heat, Wintertime Approved Hair Styling Tips

Wintertime can really take a toll on your hair. Cold and dry air can actually cause the cuticle of the hair strand to lift ever so slightly. As a result, moisture doesn’t stand a chance of staying locked into the hair shaft. This explains why many women find themselves battling breakage and frustrating frizz during this frigid time of year. How annoying! 

In addition to moisture being zapped from your luscious locks, high winds (common in the Midwest!) can also damage to hair, especially for our textured, curly and color treated gals. When high winds hit, hair becomes more easily tangled, and the yanking action during a brush-out can cause further damage and split ends.  Heat from blow dryers, straighteners and curling irons can also wreak havoc on hair; especially if you don't use products that offer thermal and UVA and UVB protection. Check out Oribe and R+co, our two favorite product lines that offer protection from heat and environmental aggressors, paraben (preservative) free, salt free (salt can break down keratin in the hair) and color safe! And the products smell SO GOOD and are high performing! 

We're sharing our favorite ways to help avoid heat damage caused by wintertime cold air blasts, blow dryers and hot tools! 


1) rock some flashy bobby pins with a side fringe! Fringe tends to lose its magic quicker than the rest of your mane, so give that fringe area a little puff of dry shampoo and find some cute, vintage-inspired barrettes or pins to side sweep your locks. 

2) My FAVORITE look these days is a solid ribbon ponytail! I tend to be an every-3-or-4-day hair washer and sweeping my textured locks into a pony is easy to do, and dressing it up with a ribbon makes all the difference in the world! 

Source: Instagram @ chrisellelim

Source: Instagram @chrisellelim

3) The High Half Up messy look has caught like wildfire and is SUH CUTE to those who own the confidence to rock this look! This is a perfect solution for when your hair is a hot mess. Great for when you're heading to the bar for some drinkies or the barre to get a serious sweat sesh in. I tend to pull this look out on day 2 or 3 when the hair has that bodied texture built in, and the mess actulaly looks intentional!  

I don't know about you but I'm a firm depender on these hairstyles! May they carry you through the holiday season and beyond!

Share your favoirte hair tips and tricks below! 

Stephanie Zillmer