Is it just me, or does your hair get a little weird in the winter? Mine always seems to go through a dry phase, which would make sense, I guess, but you’d think it would be drier in the summer with lots of exposure to sunlight and chlorine? I’m not really sure how that works, but my hair never disappoints me, come wintertime I have a totally different head of hair to work on.

Dealing with this winter hair isn’t always easy – I almost always need a little more conditioning, so I use an extra leave-in conditioner. I tend to not wash as often so it doesn’t get any drier, and I avoid heat even more than I usually do. Even my scalp will dry out and I’ll have the occasional flake, which is super annoying. I haven’t yet experienced winter in my new home state, so it will be interesting to see what happens, but I predict it will be much like previous winters, only drier.

Since this is one of my legit, real beauty issues, I was interested in the new Winter Blend by Maple Holistics. The Winter Blend Shampoo has four different kinds of mints, along with eucalyptus, jojoba oil, and keratin. As you can imagine, not only does it smell like mint paradise (I love the smell of mint), but it really stimulates the scalp and gets the blood flowing, encouraging proper nourishment at the root which in turn helps hair grow. Mint is a wonderful thing. The jojoba oil has a similar molecular structure as the sebum produced by the scalp, so it is an excellent protectant. And we all know about keratin these days, I call it food for the hair.

The Winter Blend Conditioner and Treatment is more of the same minty goodness, plus silk amino acids which provide excellent conditioning. After shampooing, my hair can feel a bit….coarse (understatement of the year), and when I applied this to my winter hair, it smoothed out immediately. I would comb it through and let it sit while I finished the rest of my shower. The scalp tingle felt amazing, and my hair always came out clean and soft.

Be sure and check out all the great products over at Maple Holistics.

What do you do to keep your winter hair in check? Because it’s drier here, I’m thinking about doing more coconut oil treatments. But I am ALWAYS up for trying something new.

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