Hair havoc with heat from sun, styling & central heating

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Some people find their hair is dryer at the end of the summer after exposing it to a great deal of sun, chlorine and salt water, this compounded with the central heating getting turned on in Autumn/Winter coupled with frequent heat-styling means that hair can end up brittle, at risk of breaking and in desperate need of deep conditioning.

Anabel Kingsley, Trichologist at Philip Kingsley says, “Winter can definitely leave hair lacklustre. Increased heat-styling has a tendency to dehydrate strands and make them hard to manage, while changes in humidity from stepping from the cold outdoors into central heating commonly makes hair frizzy, unruly and dull.

Use a pre-shampoo conditioning treatment once to twice a week. Such treatments plump the hair shaft with moisture to restore elasticity and bounce, and also smooth the cuticle to create shine and reduce fly-aways.  Simply apply the mask to damp hair at least 20 minutes before you shampoo and then wash your hair as usual.”

Philip Kingsley Pomegranate & Cassis Elasticizer £34 for 150ml 

The sophisticated Pomegranate & Cassis Elasticizer is based on the classic best-selling formula of the cult product and enhanced with the opulently fruity fragrance of intensely rich pomegranate and captivating sweet cassis. This is complemented by uplifting undertones of vanilla, patchouli and cedar, expertly blended with a hint of warming spice, zesty orange, ginger and nutmeg, to rejuvenate and energise the senses.

“The beauty of pre-shampoo conditioners is that, as any heavy excess residue is shampooed away after application, they do not weigh the hair down. You may also feel you need a slightly heavier conditioner than usual.

In winter, it is more common for our scalps to become flaky and itchy. Here, using a targeted shampoo and scalp toner can be very helpful.”


Philip Kingsley Flaky Itchy Scalp Shampoo £24 for 250ml 

An award-winning shampoo formulated specifically to relieve and clear flaking and/or itchy scalps. Careful research has resulted in a mild but highly effective shampoo that will leave hair shiny and manageable, whilst quickly clearing it of irritation.

Philip Kingsley Flaky Itchy Scalp Toner £21 for 250ml 

A soothing leave-in Scalp Toner with an anti-microbial and anti- flaking formula that provides immediate and long lasting relief from irritation.

Anabel adds, “Look at what you are doing to your hair on a daily basis. If you are using hair straighteners, try to limit it to twice a week. People also tend to wash their hair less often in winter, which can result in oily and limp roots – so try to leave no more than 2 days in-between shampoos.”

Let me know if we can help you further and if you would like any samples, additional information about products or expert comment for any features.