How To Fight Dry Winter Hair

Every winter since I was a young girl, I have had issues with my scalp being excessively dry and my hair breaking. Over the years I learned about natural ingredients and essential oils to help combat many hair and scalp issues.


In this post, I am going to teach you how to create the treatment I use in my salon as a paid service that my clients love. (Keep in mind, I don’t do this for just anyone 😉, it’s only because I love you).


So let’s get started.


Why Does Hair Get Dry In The Winter?

There are several reasons why hair tends to dry in the winter. The first is not what seems to be the obvious, the temperature, but it’s the lack of moisture in the air.


Plus, central heating and space heaters will zap moisture in the air from inside the home.

Next, there are hats, scarves, and collars from coats whose materials are not very friendly to moisture and oil, and will suck them up every chance they get.


I know…I know…satin and silk are much friendlier to hair, but they aren’t designed to keep us warm. So what’s a girl to do?


A Special Dry Winter Hair Treatment


Every winter I make sure I double up on treating my hair and scalp with some good ol’ tender loving care. I normally would give myself a hot aloe and oil treatment every two weeks, but this year I slacked up on it and by January my hair was dry, brittle, and shedding a lot.

Take it from me. Even if your hair is feeling pretty good when the temperature begins to drop, start babying your hair from the onset. You’ll thank me later.


Hot Oil and Aloe Treatment Recipe


  1. Measure 1 oz aloe vera liquid gel, and 1oz olive oil
  2. Grab a tint bottle
  3. Add 10 drops of Rosemary Oil and 10 drops of Frankincense oil (Please note: If you have high blood pressure or take medication for it, you can substitute Clary Sage oil in its place.)
  4. Apply the mixture on dry hair starting with the scalp first, and comb through the hair with the excess. (If you find that 2 ounces aren’t enough, by all means…mix more.)
  5. Cover the hair with a cotton coil and a processing cap and sit under a medium to high dryer or heating cap setting for 10 to 20 minutes.
  6. Rinse, shampoo, condition, and style as usual.


Things To Keep In Mind


Learning different hair and scalp treatments are great, but that will only take you so far. Hair is like a fingerprint, no two heads of hair are the same. It is unique to a person, just like your fingerprint.


What works for one person does not guarantee that it will work for you. Education is the key to healthy hair. Learn how your hair works, listen to it carefully and find out what it needs to thrive. You cannot get this from watching YouTube or reading blog posts like this alone.


You must take the time to actually learn, and that’s why I have put together a FREE training for you called Healthy Hair and Scalp.


In this video training, I teach you all about what it really takes to get and keep your hair healthy. You no longer need to roam the beauty supply aisles guessing if a product is right for you. You can learn how to read a product label and make an informed decision about hair products and tools.


Sign up today and learn about a new approach to healthy hair!


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About The Author

Stephanie Johnson is a Senior Cosmetologist, Holistic Scalp Specialist, and owner of The Hair Care Company in the Washington DC area.

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