Hairstylist to the stars and creative director at the Daniel Galvin salon in central London, Asgar has compiled his Top 10 winter hair care tips to have your tresses looking glossy, moisturised and full of life!
From supermodels Cindy Crawford and Twiggy to Bollywood supremo and one of the world’s most beautiful women Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, the name Asgar is synonymous with cutting edge and attention grabbing hairstyles. The UK based hair maestro has worked his magic on scores of celebrities and dignitaries the world over, making the front covers of several leading fashion magazines and item publications with his show-stopping and inspirational coiffures.
As well as having styled top models for the front covers of high-end fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Asgar’s work has also graced the fashion and style sections of national newspapers such as The Observer, The Times, The Independent and The Daily Mail. Asgar has also appeared on several top TV and radio shows, including the BBC’s Clothes Show.
Asgar’s 10 Winter Hair Care Tips
1. The winter months can dull hair, in order to get a healthy shine you should invest in a good quality shampoo and conditioner. Wash and condition your hair, then blast it with a cold water rinse to help seal in the conditioner. This kind of treatment will make your hair easier to style and adds extra shine.
2. Hair becomes damaged by exposure to the sun and sea during the summer months, and so needs to be nourished from within. An ordinary shampoo and conditioner is often not enough. You need an intensive moisturising shampoo and conditioner, and products with the word ‘replenish’ on them usually do the trick.
3. Try to add a hair treatment mask once a week to your hair care routine.
4. Moisturise your hair once a week with a hot oil treatment to promote a healthy scalp and nourished hair. Some natural oils that work particularly well include coconut oil and almond oil.
5. Give your hair a new lease of life in the autumn/winter months by cutting it to get rid of split ends. Try to have your split ends cut every six to eight weeks to promote healthy hair.
6. As the weather becomes colder and the air drier, this takes its toll on your hair and can cause it to become brittle and dry and to break. The cold weather outdoors as well as things like indoor heating can all damage hair. Wear a scarf or hat when outside, and add humidity to the air in your home or office – your skin and hair will thank you.
7. To avoid frizzy, static-prone hair in the winter months tie up your hair as much as possible, particularly when out and about.
8. If you use heat styling tools, like curling tongs or hair straighteners, then you must always use a good quality, nourishing heat defence spray or leave-in conditioner to protect the hair and keep it looking glossy and hydrated. This is particularly the case in the winter months when the cold winds, rain and the added heat from styling tools all contribute to hair damage.
9. In the winter months, try not to go out with wet hair, as the cold weather can cause your hair to freeze at the cuticle and cause it to break.
10. Lastly, why not rejuvenate yourself and go for a new look this winter by dyeing your hair a dark, warm colour. Colours in at the moment include: mahogany, plum and chocolate brown.