When we decide to go skiing, we know that it is inevitable to expose ourselves to the cold. Although the low temperatures are good in many aspects, the hair is not benefited by its properties. For this reason, we bring you a series of care tips to keep your hair healthy and bright during your trip to the snow. Keep reading and find out how to take care of your hair in the snow.

Protect your hair following these steps

It is important to know that not only does the sun cause burns, but the cold does too. In fact, a fairly common problem for skiers is to end up with blisters on the scalp because of the cold. In addition, another consequence of exposing your hair to low temperatures is that the hair dries out more than usual.

For these reasons, it is very important to be prepare and take care of your hair before, while skiing and after the ski trip. Following the next tips, you can enjoy skiing without worrying about it.

  • Prevention

When the date of your trip to the mountain is approaching, it is advisable to use shampoos, masks or conditioners with nourishing action for dry hair or moisturizing products in the case of oily ones. Using these products, you will eliminate the dryness that your hair will face when it comes the time to enjoy the ski slopes.

If your hair is dry, from Shea Moisture they have created Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque. It is an intense mask that moisturizes and conditions dry and damaged hair thanks to its organic Shea butter formula. In addition, it produces with natural botanical ingredients with which you will be able to restore your hair.

Image: Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque

If, however, you have oily hair, AWAKE Detoxifying Conditionre by Kérastase is the ideal conditioner for you. With this product you will avoid fat accumulation, in addition to protecting your hair from the cold. This way, you will have a stimulated and fresh scalp.

Image: AWAKE Detoxifying Conditionre de Kérastase

Once in the mountain, you should use shampoo with neutral pH or without salt so that the hair is kept clean and the capillary pores do not open. If the pores open, it will be easier for the scalp to burn, so we should avoid it.

If you’re looking to keep your hair soft and shiny, Tassel neutral shampoo is perfect for you. This shampoo washes hair, moisturizes and nourishes it from the roots to the tips. In addition, it gives an extra shine thanks to Provitamin B-5.

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Image: Tassel neutral shampoo

Remember that in winter it is advisable to use conditioner at least once a week. This way, you will get your hair to acquire moisture, in it will look healthy.

We recommend using the Vidal Sassoon Pro-Series Moisture Lock One Minute Mask. With this conditioner you will achieve in a very simple hydration for your hair and will look as if you had not exposed it to the cold of the snow.

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Image: Vidal Sassoon Pro-Series Moisture Lock One Minute Mask
  • Protect your hair

While you are spending the day on the ski slopes, your hair is exposed to the sun for many hours. It is important to remember that we do not just have to protect our skin from UVA rays, but also our scalp. For this reason, there is nothing better than using shampoos that contain sun protection. This way, the hair will be protected from the impact of the sun.

From Kérastase we have SOLEIL bain après-soleil, a solar shampoo created specially to prevent photodegradation. Also, will moisturize your hair, leaving it soft and shiny, so you can wear a radiant and nourished hair.

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Image: SOLEIL bain après-solei
  • Give volume to your hair

After hours of enjoying the snow and skiing, there is nothing better than having fun in the apreski. The problem comes when we take off our helmet and discover that our hair is flat and without movement. Don’t worry because getting back your volume is simpler than you think.

To get your hair back to its natural state, you must brush all your hair with your head looking upside down. Once combed, apply hair wax on the roots. If this trick does not work, you will always have the option to wash your hair with volume shampoo. Once clean, apply a special foam that gives volume.

For this, we recommend Aveda Pure Abudance volume shampoo. This product has organic acacia resin, mint, ylang ylang and jasmine that will give your hair an incredible volume even after an intense day of skiing.

Image: Aveda Pure Abudance volume shampoo


Finally, another tip to take care of your hair in the snow is trying to wash your hair less frequently when you are going to be exposed to the cold since the natural oils produced by your hair create a protective layer between the scalp and the hair and will prevent it from drying out. So to avoid the hair to become oily, we recommend using Gliss Dry shampoo, with this shampoo you will get your hair clean without removing the protective layer.

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Image: Gliss Dry shampoo

It is very important when you wash your hair, to never go outside with wet hair, since the cold is very harmful when it is wet and can break it.


Now that you know how to take care of your hair in the snow, you will enjoy a hair with movement and volume simply by following these tips.