4 Easy Element-Resistant Hairstyles for Winter

Flyaways. Flatness. Frizz. You’re not imagining it — hair really can be more difficult to manage in the winter.

What Makes Winter Tough On Hair?

Blame the elements, mostly. Just like winter weather can be rough on your skin, it can be rough on hair, too.
1. The air is dry. When the temperature drops and there’s less moisture in the air, your hair picks up an electrical charge from the air, causing dryness and static.
2. Dry, dehydrated hair leaves you more prone to breakage and split ends. The result? Hair that looks parched, not polished.
3. Indoor heating — it keeps you cozy, but all that heat is drying to hair, compounding the issues from the dry, cold air outside.
4. Wind, which causes individual strands to rub together and form into knots.

What Can You Do?

You don’t have to hide under a hat all winter. With the right combination of nourishing, healing hair products and element-resistant styles that minimize damage, your hair can look and feel healthy even on the chilliest days. Grab all the products you need for these styles on our Best Sellers page.

Winter-Resistant Hairstyle #1: The French Braid

A sophisticated braid that stays put in and out of the winter hat, takes just a few minutes to do, and looks great from the office to the office happy hour. Winter’s got nothing on this simple style.

What you’ll need:

Nexxus Comb Thru Volume Finishing Mist
Nexxus Hydra-Light Leave-in Foam
Rat tail comb
Sectioning clips
Small hair elastics
Long hair bungee

How to get the look:

1. Spray Nexxus Comb Thru Volume Finishing Mist all over the hair to add hold.
2. Follow with 1-2 pumps of Nexxus Hydra-Light Leave-In Foam to keep hair hydrated and in place.
3. Take your clips and divide your hair into three large sections, starting at the front of your hairline and meeting at the crown of the head.
4. Crisscross the sections inward, pulling in more hair as you go, all the way to the back of your head and down to the ends of your hair. Secure the end with a thin hair elastic.
5. Use your fingers to expand the braid to make it appear fuller.

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Winter-Resistant Hairstyle #2: Half Up, Half Down

Leaving your hair down on a windy day and not ending up with a head full of knots? Yes, it’s possible! This style keeps hair in place, maintaining a sleek look all day.

What you’ll need:

Nexxus Exxtra Hold Defining Gel
Nexxus Maxximum Finishing Mist
Blowdryer
Paddle brush
Elastics
Bobby pins

How to get the look:

1. Apply Nexxus Exxtra Hold Defining Gel to damp hair. This gel offers a strong hold so your style lasts longer.
2. Blow dry hair, using your fingers to lift hair at the roots as you dry.
3. Gather the top of your hair with the paddle brush, hiding your part and sweeping hair into a half ponytail. Use an elastic to secure it at the back of your head (at eye level).
4. Spread and gather hair at the ponytail to hide the elastic. Use pins to secure.
5. Holding the can of Nexxus Maxximum Finishing Mist 12-14 inches from your hair, spray in quick, even strokes all over to secure your style while retaining touchable softness and flexibility.

Watch the video to perfect this look!

Winter-Resistant Hairstyle #3: Frizz-Free Fierceness

What you’ll need:

Nexxus City Shield Shampoo for All Hair Types
Nexxus City Shield Conditioner for All Hair Types
Nexxus City Shield Hair Creme for All Hair Types
Blowdryer

How to get the look:

1. Shampoo with Nexxus City Shield Shampoo for All Hair Types for All Hair Types. The formula helps rehydrate and control hair of all types – capturing natural movement while protecting hair from environmental aggressors.
2. Condition with Nexxus City Shield Conditioner for All Hair Types for All Hair Types. Leave in for 3 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Formulated with wheat protein, the conditioner smoothes and nourishes hair while restoring a protective barrier that helps to shield it from damage, moisturize hair, improve manageability, and reduce frizz.
3. Apply Nexxus City Shield Hair Creme for All Hair Types for All Hair Types. Enriched with lotus extract, the creme shields fine hair while also providing soft hold for your style. Hair is left protected and nourished for a refreshing, manageable style that lasts throughout the day.
4. Re-apply Creme throughout the day as needed.

Watch the video to perfect this look!

Winter-Resistant Hairstyle #4: The Smooth Hairline

Get bumps and frizz out of your ponytail with this sleek, slicked-back style.

What you’ll need:

Nexxus Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam
Nexxus Maxximum Finishing Mist
Wide tooth comb
Elastics

How to get the look:

1. Style hair up in a ponytail, securing with elastic.
2. Apply small amount of Nexxus Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam and smooth over hairline.
3. Lightly comb from your forehead back toward the elastic.
4. Spray with Nexxus Maxximum Finishing Mist. Hold the can 12-14 inches from your hair, spray in quick, even strokes all over to secure your style while retaining touchable softness and flexibility.

Watch the video to perfect this look!

Rely less on the beanie this winter and more on a fabulous look!


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Nexxus