How to Counter the Seasonal Effects on Your Hair

It's no surprise that our hair's temperament changes with the seasons. Just as our skin gets dry in the summer heat, and even drier in the cold, winter months, so too does our hair. And when humidity is high, our hair's level of frizz increases along with it. On top of that, the drying effects of extreme changes in temperature from going indoors to outdoors (and vice-versa) adds to the case of bad hair days.

Read on to learn about the seasonal effects on your hair and how WEN® Hair Care can help you offset them.

Summer Heat and Humidity

While the sun can wreak havoc on your hair year round, the temptation to soak up its rays in the summer months means intensifying its negative effects due to prolonged exposure.

Damaging UV rays can do a number on natural and color-treated hair: highlights can turn brassy, and your color can fade and lose its luster. Summer heat can also cause your hair to become dry and frizzy. Add hair-raising humidity to the mix and you have the recipe for a styling nightmare.

Summer beach

WEN® Re Moist Intensive Hair Treatment infuses parched hair with much-need moisture for a smoother, softer look and feel. It helps make your hair more manageable as well, which means you won't have to worsen the damage by using heat styling tools.

Work some WEN® Anti-Frizz Styling Creme into the mid shaft to ends of your hair first. It's a lightweight styling solution—perfect for summer's heat and humidity—that's designed to help fight frizz and boost your hair's moisture, shine and body.* It has also been shown to support less breakage when left in the hair, as well as help strengthen hair during heat and styling stress.*

*Results not typical

Winter Cold and Harsh Indoor Heating

When temperatures drop, static hair and flyaways, split ends, frizz and dryness become persistent problems throughout the season.

On one hand, your hair is battling the strong winds and cold, dry air outside. On the other hand, once you go indoors with the heater on full blast, your hair is exposed to a drastic change in temperature. Moisture is zapped from your hair, aggravating the drying effects of the winter elements and leaving you with frizzy, dehydrated hair.

Brooklyn Bridge in winter
Use WEN® Re Moist Intensive Hair Treatment to help boost your hair's resilience and softness while quenching your hair's thirst. Tame flyaways with the Anti-Frizz Styling Creme perfect for those extra windy days that create the conditions for static hair. And to maintain your style while allowing your hair to move with the winds, use WEN® Nourishing Mousse. It's designed to give your hair soft, flexible hold while creating volume (not frizz) and shine. Plus, it doesn't leave that flaky, sticky residue you get with traditional styling products.

Transitional Seasons: Spring and Fall

While spring and fall aren't as harsh on your hair, it's important to use that time to restore strength and moisture to your hair. Think of it this way: you're either undoing damage from summer or winter, or you're prepping your hair for the next season's harsh elements.

The #1 Tip to Care for Your Hair Year Round

Lathering up can worsen the harsh seasonal effects on your hair. Use WEN® Cleansing Conditioner to gently cleanse your hair without lather. It's formulated with no harsh sulfates like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which may be found in many ordinary shampoos. Every time you lather up, you strip away your hair's natural oils, moisture, color, shine and elasticity—leaving it vulnerable to the seasonal elements.

WEN Hair Care® Cleansing Conditioner
Plus, with the Cleansing Conditioner, you won't have to worry about reducing the frequency of cleansing your hair since it's gentle enough for daily use. In fact, the Cleansing Conditioner contains a perfect blend of ingredients, including botanicals, herbs and extracts—making your hair shinier, softer and fuller after just one use.

The 5-in-1 formula—which takes the place of your shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler and leave-in conditioner—will help you achieve beautiful, healthier-looking hair for all seasons.