Winter is upon us, and we know for many men, it brings a scourge unique to the season: damaged, dry, brittle hair. As the temperatures drop, the air gets drier – and that can have a disastrous impact on your luscious locks. If you’re dealing with breakage, a dry scalp, frizz, or any of the other problems that dry hair can cause, we understand your struggle – and as your local barbershop, we at 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon in Morristown are here to help. Here are our three biggest tips for keeping hair healthy this winter.

Ease Up On Shampoo

This is true unilaterally, but it’s doubly true during the winter months. Shampooing every day is a surefire way to suck the moisture out of your hair entirely, leaving it even more damaged by the cold. Instead, try to cut down to shampooing a few times a week. It’ll let your scalp reestablish its natural balance of oils, protecting your hair from drying out.

Go Hard On Conditioner

Shampooing too much may be bad, but conditioning is another story. During the winter months, your hair needs more moisture than ever. You can use a conditioner in the shower every day, but to really protect your hair from the cold, we’d recommend using a deep conditioning product like a leave-in conditioner at least once a week. Leave-in conditioners and hair masks give your hair the deep, core moisturizing it needs to stay healthy during the dry months.

Trim Regularly

This may sound counterintuitive, but keeping a consistent schedule of trims and touch-ups is another way to protect hair during the winter. The longer your hair grows, the more prone it is to split ends and breakage. Getting a trim at least every month or so will help prevent the ends from fraying, which can compromise the rest of the hair shaft.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Morristown, NJ Barbershop

Haircare gets a little harder during the winter, but with some diligence, the right strategies, and a great barber, you can keep your locks looking their best all winter long. And if you’re ready for a little help managing winter hair, we at 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon in  Morristown are here to help. Schedule an appointment for a haircut, scalp treatment, or grooming service today. We’ll get you looking better than ever and walking out the door feeling like a brand new man.