The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration, and looking our best. With all the parties, gatherings, and festivities, it’s important to ensure that our hair is healthy and beautiful. The cold weather, styling products, and increased heat styling during this time of year can take a toll on our hair. But fear not! With these 12 best hair care tips, you can have healthy and gorgeous holiday hair that will turn heads at every event.
Take a Break from Styling
During the holiday season, our hair can suffer from excessive heat styling and the use of styling products. To give your hair a break, consider taking a day off from styling once a week. This will allow your hair to rest and recover from the stress of constant styling. Embrace the cold weather and wear a hat to hide any signs of a rest day. Use this day to pamper yourself with a 10-minute relaxation session or take a brisk walk to enjoy the Christmas lights in your neighborhood.
Nourish Your Hair
The cold weather and additional styling efforts can leave your hair dry and brittle. To combat this, it’s important to nourish your hair with the right products. Start by using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, such as Sojourn Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. These products contain essential amino acid nutrients that penetrate deep into the hair cuticle, maximizing hydration and restoring its natural luster. For an extra boost of hydration, apply a small amount of Sojourn Monoi Oil in the morning. This deep conditioning treatment absorbs instantly into the hair, leaving it soft, frizz-free, and manageable throughout the day.
Protect Your Hair from the Elements
Just like you protect your skin from the sun, it’s important to protect your hair as well. When spending time outdoors, especially on long beach or pool days, coat your hair with conditioner to shield it from the sun and water. Consider wearing a hat to provide additional protection from the sun’s harmful rays. By taking these precautions, you can prevent damage and keep your hair healthy and vibrant.
Remember, your hair reflects your overall well-being. During the busy holiday season, it’s easy to neglect self-care. However, taking care of your body and mind is essential for maintaining healthy hair. Get enough rest, eat a balanced diet, and stay hydrated. Limit your consumption of sweets and alcohol, as they can negatively affect the condition of your hair. By prioritizing self-care, you’ll not only feel great but also have healthier hair as a result.
Consult a Professional
If you’re struggling to maintain healthy hair during the holiday season, don’t hesitate to consult a professional hairstylist. They can provide expert advice tailored to your specific hair needs. Even a simple trim can make a significant difference in the health and appearance of your hair. Regular trims are essential for preventing split ends and maintaining overall hair health. Schedule an appointment with your Sojourn hairstylist as soon as their schedule allows to keep your hair in top shape.
When styling your hair, it’s important to protect it from heat damage. Before using hot tools like straighteners, blow dryers, or curling irons, apply a thermal protection product like Sojourn Thermal Protection Straightener. This styling aid is formulated to intercept the damaging effects of heat and fortify your hair, leaving it smooth, shiny, and healthy. Additionally, consider using Sojourn Wet/Dry Volume Gel mixed with a dab of Sojourn Monoi Oil for a shiny and moveable hold. These products will not only style your hair but also provide nourishment and protection.
Prep Your Hair with Hair Primer
Before beginning any hairstyle, it’s essential to prep your hair with a hair primer. This step will ensure that your style lasts longer and looks flawless. Sojourn’s Propolis Infused Polishing Primer is perfect for providing workable hold to any style while reducing frizz and enhancing volume. Apply a small amount of the primer to damp or dry hair before styling, or use it to smooth away flyaways when creating a sleek ponytail or updo.
Create Volume, Texture, and Heatless Waves
If you’re looking to add volume, texture, or heatless waves to your hair, Sojourn’s Propolis Infused Texturizing Wave Spray is your go-to product. This versatile spray can be used on damp or dry hair to add body, texture, and volume. Simply mist it onto your hair and allow it to air dry or blow dry with a diffuser, scrunching to add lift and volume. For heatless waves, apply the spray to towel-dried hair and sleep with your hair in braids or a bun overnight. The next morning, you’ll wake up with beautiful waves, perfect for creating a variety of updos.
Finish Your Style with Hair Oil
To add the perfect finishing touch to your holiday hairstyle, use a hair oil like Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil. This multi-tasking product adds extra shine and glow to any special occasion hairstyle. Apply a few drops of the hair oil as the final step after styling your hair to smooth, soften, tame frizz, and add a radiant shine. The honey-infused formula will nourish your hair and leave it looking healthy and beautiful.
Frame Your Face
When creating an updo or ponytail hairstyle, consider leaving out side-swept bangs or random pieces of hair to frame your face. These face-framing pieces can soften the overall look and create an elegant, tousled effect. Use your fingers to distribute some texturizing wave spray through the front sections of your hair for added texture and dimension.
Easy Holiday Hairstyles
Now that you have the essential hair care tips, let’s explore some easy holiday hairstyles that you can recreate at home with minimal fuss.
1. Bubble Ponytail
The Bubble Ponytail is a versatile hairstyle that works well on medium to long hair. Start by pulling your hair into a high ponytail and securing it with a festive hair tie. Then, add additional hair ties down the length of your ponytail, spaced about three inches apart. Tug on each section to create a “bubble” effect and add volume. This hairstyle is simple yet stylish, perfect for any holiday party.
2. Voluminous Curly High Pony
If you have naturally curly hair, embrace your curls with a voluminous curly high ponytail. Enhance your natural curls with a texturizing wave spray and gather the top half of your hair into a super high ponytail. Then, gather the rest of your hair into a ponytail just below the first one. If your hair is straight, add curls to your ponytails using a curling tool. Finish off the style by hiding the elastic at the top of your head with a ribbon, bow, or festive hair accessory.
3. Elegant Ponytail Updo
For an elegant and sophisticated holiday hairstyle, try the ponytail updo. Start by pulling the top section of your hair into a half-up ponytail and securing it at the top of your head with a clear elastic band. Hide the band with a small section of hair, tucking the ends into the band to secure it in place. Then, gather the rest of your hair and the hair from the first ponytail into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck. Loosen sections of the ponytail to add volume and give it a tousled look. Finally, tie a pretty ribbon around the ponytail to hide the elastic band and complete the elegant look.
4. Easy Half-Up Holiday Hair Do
For a quick and effortless holiday hairstyle, try the easy half-up hairdo. Take an equal section of hair from each side of your face, right above your ears, twist it, and secure it with an elastic band. Then, pull the sections back and secure them together with a single elastic band. Remove the elastics from the end of each section, loosen the hair at your crown, and add a festive bow or hair accessory to cover the band. This hairstyle is perfect for medium to long hair and can be done in just a few minutes.
5. Sleek High Ponytail
A sleek, high ponytail is a timeless and chic hairstyle that is suitable for any holiday occasion. Apply a few drops of hair oil to add shine and smoothness to your hair. Brush your hair into a smooth, high ponytail and secure it with an elastic band. Wrap a small section of hair around the base of the ponytail to conceal the band and secure it with a bobby pin. Tame any baby hairs and flyaways by using a toothbrush or spoolie brushed with a pea-sized amount of polishing primer. The sleek high ponytail is a classic choice that will elevate your holiday look.
6. Classic Topknot Bun
The classic topknot bun is a sophisticated and versatile hairstyle that can take you from the office to any holiday occasion. Start by pulling your hair into a high ponytail and securing it with an elastic band. Then, wrap your hair loosely around the ponytail, securing it into a loose topknot with bobby pins as you go. Spritz your hair with texturizing wave spray and pull out small pieces around your head to create a looser, textured look. Add a festive hairband or a few pearl hair accessories to complete the elegant style.
7. French Braided Bun
The French braided bun is a beautiful and intricate hairstyle that is perfect for the holiday season. Start by tying a long, skinny scarf into the center section of your braid at the top of your crown. French braid your hair as you normally would, incorporating the tails of the scarf into the two side sections. When you reach the end of your braid, use the tails of the scarf to wrap your hair into a low bun, adding bobby pins as needed to secure the bun at the nape of your neck. Use texturizing wave spray to add extra texture, volume, and hold to your French braided bun.
8. Textured Low Bun
For an elegant and effortless holiday hairstyle, try the textured low bun. Brush your hair into a smooth, low ponytail and secure it with an elastic band. Twist your hair into a bun at the nape of your neck and secure it with bobby pins. Spritz your hair with texturizing wave spray and pull out small pieces to add volume and texture. Add a festive hairband or a few pearl hair accessories to elevate the look.
9. Half-Up Bubble Ponytail
The half-up bubble ponytail is a fun and playful hairstyle that is perfect for the holiday season. It works beautifully on medium to long hair and can be customized with various hair accessories. Start by pulling your hair into a half-up ponytail at the top of your head with a clear elastic. Then, working your way down the ponytail, add another elastic every 3-4 inches. Tug on each section to add volume and create a bubble effect. Finally, add your favorite holiday hair accessories to cover the elastics, such as barrettes, bows, or ribbons.
10. Retro Waves
Retro waves are a classic and timeless hairstyle that exudes elegance and glamour. To achieve retro waves, start by curling your hair with a large barrel curling iron. Once your hair is completely cool, apply a few drops of hair oil and gently brush through with a natural bristle brush to loosen the curls into smooth, loose waves. Style your retro waves down, accessorize with a headband, pull them into a ponytail or updo, or secure them on one side with a barrette or bobby pins and a festive hair accessory. The possibilities are endless with retro waves.
The Perfect Finishing Touch
Having healthy and fabulous holiday hair doesn’t have to be complicated. By following these 12 best hair care tips and trying out some easy holiday hairstyles, you can have the perfect hair for the holiday season. Remember to prioritize self-care, nourish your hair, and protect it from the elements.
If you have been suffering from thinning hair or hair loss, you may not feel very happy about your appearance this holiday season. At Invisions of Connecticut, we know how hair loss can affect your self-confidence and self-esteem, which can keep you from enjoying holiday activities with family and friends. If you’re ready to fall in love with your hair again and regain your love of life and enjoy the holidays again – and for years to come – contact us today for a free, private and confidential hair analysis and consultation. Thinning hair doesn’t have to hold you back. If you’re ready to do something about your hair, give us a call.