Is your hair ready for winter?

Is your hair ready for winter?

January 12, 2023

Whether you’ve lived in Utah your whole life, or just moved here from somewhere more humid, we can all agree that the air here feels a lot drier this time of year.

Whether you’ve lived in Utah your whole life, or just moved here from somewhere more humid, we can all agree that the air here feels a lot drier this time of year. With the sudden drop in temperature, you may be feeling like the life has been sucked out of your hair–and you’d be right!

There are a few reasons as to why your locks might be feeling dull and lifeless as the winter season rolls around, the first being the drop in temperature; but did you know that your space heater could also be contributing? I know this is the last thing you want to hear–who doesn’t love cuddling up near a nice, warm space heater during the cold winter months? I know I do! But space heaters tend to make the air around you even drier, further starving your hair of moisture. And, get this: the water temperature in your shower can be just as bad!

I know we all love taking a nice hot shower, especially after waking up to a cold, snowy morning. But turning up the heat in your shower can have a drastic drying effect on your hair once you’re out of the water. Does all this information make you feel a little hopeless when it comes to maintaining healthy hair during the winter? Not to fear! We have plenty of solutions for you:

1. Stop in for a deep-conditioning treatment

This is going to be the quickest way to drive moisture back into your hair cuticle. At the Amanda Moncur Salon, we offer a wide range of deep conditioning treatments, ranging in price from $35-160, each offering different benefits and lengths of time that they actively work for your hair.Just need a quick pick-me-up for your dry winter hair? Try our Malibu Replenish Masque. This will pack plenty of moisture and vitamins into your hair, leaving it feeling soft and ready to face the day!Need something a little longer-lasting and deeper-penetrating for extra dry or damaged hair? You’ll want our CBD Ultimate Experience. This treatment lasts up to 4 washes, and uses a proprietary corrective complex to repair damaged hair, while the infused CBD promotes a healthy scalp, as well as hair growth!Want the longest-lasting treatment we offer? Check out our Brazilian Blowout Rewind Treatment! This amazing treatment lasts for up to 12 washes, keeping your hair feeling good all winter long. Rewind repairs both chemical and environmental damage, and also helps to prevent further damage. It also has a plumping effect, leaving our fine-feathered-friends feeling pumped up and voluminous!You can also bring the salon home with you by purchasing a deep-conditioner for at-home use! The Bangin Hydration Masque will give you the most bang for your buck, and should last you all winter long! You could also pick up a 6-pack of Lavender Mint Mineral Hair Masques. This easy-to-use packet uses French clay to extract toxins from your hair and leave it feeling soft and smooth!

2. Switch to a more hydrating, professional-grade shampoo & conditioner

Did you know that the shampoo and conditioner you use account for 80% of your hair’s overall health? Do you think a $6 shampoo from the grocery store will really do anything to protect and maintain the $200 color service you just got at the salon? Neither do we! In fact, quite the opposite. Drug store shampoos and conditioners contain cheaper versions of the ingredients needed to maintain your healthy hair, and oftentimes also contain ingredients that actively harm your hair with extended use, such as harsh silicones and sulfates. Professional products will do better at maintaining not only your color, but the overall health of your hair as well. If you’re currently using a shampoo that’s focus is on clarifying your hair rather than hydrating, you may want to add a new, hydrating shampoo to your collection for the winter months!

Our favorite shampoo and conditioner for packing in the moisture is the Bangin Extensions Hydration Shampoo & Conditioner Bundle. This product line was formulated by Amanda Moncur specifically to combat the dry Utah climate, is vegan, cruelty free, color safe, and contains CBD and natural antioxidants and UV filters to protect your hair and help it flourish in any situation! Since the release of the Bangin Extensions Hair Care Line in 2022, Amanda Moncur Salon has received raving reviews for each of its products, so be sure to check out the full product line in our shop!

Another great option for hydration and strength is the Awapuhi Moisturizing Lather Shampoo and Keratin Cream Rinse Conditioner. The thick and luxurious shampoo will bring your moisture-starved strands back to life, while the keratin-infused conditioner will add protein and strength back to your hair, leaving it fortified against further damage. The exclusive KeraTriplex® blend replenishes every strand for healthy-looking hair, while awapuhi extract balances moisture for manageability and shine.

3. Pick up an ionic hairdryer to combat heat damage

If you’ve never experienced the luxury of using a professional-grade, ionic blow-dryer, this is the perfect time to treat yourself and make the upgrade! The Revlon blow-dryer you buy at Target or Walmart has a very appealing price tag, but the damage it can cause to your hair with extended use may end up costing you more in the long-run. Our advice? Invest in a good-quality, professional blow-dryer with ionic heating technology.

The heating element in grocery store blow-dryers is pretty basic–it heats the air around it and blows it onto your hair. Pretty simple, but this is actually the harshest way to dry your hair, short of slapping a hot iron on it and steaming off the moisture. The hot air attacks your outer cuticle, heating the hair from the outside-in, which can cause a lot of heat damage, as well as make your hair dry and brittle. Hair dryers are typically the biggest source of heat damage on the average person’s hair! Professional blow-dryers combat this by using ionic heat technology, which heats your hair from the inside-out, which is much healthier for your hair.

That Dyson blow-dryer may sound appealing, but it could actually be too harsh on your hair (not to mention your wallet)! If you have fine hair, the blow-dryer we recommend is the Paul Mitchell Express Ion Dry+. This will give you the fastest blow-dry, with ionic drying technology. The speed of the blow-dry means less heat damage, which means healthier hair overall! Who doesn’t love that? For coarse hair, we recommend the Neuro Grip. This compact, handle-less dryer will give you a sleek blowout, and is designed for comfort and ease of use. Also containing ionic heating technology, you’ll feel like a pro using this dryer!Now that you’re a pro at healthy winter hair, you can spread the gift of knowledge to your friends and family! If you’re feeling especially generous, you can give them the gift of healthy hair by booking them a holiday hair appointment and purchasing them a gift card to use on a luxurious wash-house experience and deep conditioning treatment, which will be sure to leave them feeling merry and bright this holiday season.

Ready for your holiday hair? Call the salon at 801-441-6666 or visit to book with us!