Our scalp and hair is very sensitive to the environment. The methods we use to stay warm and dry ourselves can create havoc this time of year. Often heaters, hats and hot showers are the culprits and we should not deny our body, scalp and hair the moisture it craves. Fight the Dry – use caution with heat! Equally applicable with heat in our homes or from the direct heat we apply to our hair (blowdryers & flatirons). Keep your showers mild and avoid very hot water on the scalp. Keep your dryers and irons off their hottest setting when possible. Humidity Use a humidifier, especially at night. The humidifier helps combat static electricity. Reduce the Frequency Everyday shampooing in the winter will strip moisture from the hair. Try to stretch your shampoos. For our gym ladies, wipe the scalp after working out with “Thayer’s Witch Hazel”. The product comes in various botanicals; Rose water(an amazing fragrance for the hair), Cucumber (for its cooling effects), and Aloe Vera (for its soothing properties). Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! To increase moisture on dry hair, add a light moisturizing conditioner before shampooing. We love Aestalance’s Deep-sea Mud. It is incredibly moisturizing, and it is very soothing on a dry scalp. The need to clean – the REAL dry shampoo. For flaky and oily scalps or product build-up, try dry shampooing. Add your normal shampoo (it should be gentle) directly to scalp, and apply section by section BEFORE wetting the hair. This will help lift buildup and debris from the scalp. Fight the static Diffuse static electricity from over blow drying hair with a fabric softener sheet (yes, really!). You may also apply a thin layer of anti static product to the hair (SHU UEMERA Satin Design or Oil Absolu). Many of these products are…
EDRIS Salon is a full service salon featuring a highly skilled team of artists located in the Flatiron District.
Owner Edris Nichols is known for her uptown/downtown aesthetic and her multicultural approach to hair styling – all staff are trained in the specific needs of African American, Asian, Caucasian and mixed hair types. Our highly experienced team consists only of senior cutters and colorists.
EDRIS Salon was just voted by ELLE magazine as one of its Top 100 Salons.