Winter in Hong Kong this year is looking to be colder than the past year. As we refresh our closet with coats, scarves and sweaters and change our beauty routine to prevent dry skin, it's also time to be mindful of what we're doing to keep our hair healthy this cold season.
To help you get all geared up for the impending cold, we talk to Toni Ovenden, founder of Love Hair Hong Kong & Singapore—one of our recommended salons in the city–to give you the lowdown on how to keep your hair healthy this season.
Editor's Note: Each hair is different and the best way to know which product to use is to get stylist recommendation and personal advice on what your hair needs. The product recommendations are not for any specific type of hair but only for general use.
Stop daily washing
Toni: Your scalp produces natural sebum which will moisturise your scalp and hair. If you wash your hair every day, you don’t give the natural sebum a chance to do its job and this can be drying for the scalp and hair.
I recommend using Kevin Murphy's scalp range to treat your hair and scalp as gently as you would on your skin. The Scalp.Scrub gently cleanses and revives irritated scalp thanks to its celery seed extract. It's also important to detox the scalp by visibly reducing irritation and regulate sebum production that helps solve the problems associated with excess oil or a dry scalp.
The scrub is a pre-wash treatment and should be followed by a scalp wash and rinse or wash of your choice, we recommend Scalp.Spa Wash. Following this regime is optimal for both scalp and hair during winter months.
At Love Hair, we also use Briogeo Scalp Revival treatment for those with a dry, flaky and itchy scalp. It helps remove dead skin cells and product build-up from the scalp—perfect for winter months when we want to keep our hair and scalp more moisturised and nourished.