11 New Winter 2019 Shampoos That Clean Your Hair Without Stripping It
Take a moment to review your haircare collection. Does it bring you joy, or is something missing? This time of the year typically brings neglected and almost forgotten hair, save for a quick wash and condition in the shower after spending the day hiding under a beanie. If your haircare collection hasn't yet received its seasonal swap, it might be time to upgrade to a new winter shampoo.
“Some of the best ways to tell when it’s time to switch to a winter shampoo is if your hair or scalp is feeling really dry, which sometimes happens from the cold and dry conditions — or if your hair usually has some volume and is now falling flat with no humidity in the air,” says Anthony Campbell, a celebrity hairstylist who works with Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman, and Reese Witherspoon.
Knowing when to start using a winter shampoo is half the battle, but ingredients also come into the picture when treating your hair. "Salicylic acid helps to eliminate dandruff flakes and alleviate itchiness by exfoliating the scalp," says Kylee Heath, a celebrity hairstylist who works with Nicole Kidman and Kristen Stewart. And shampoos with oil infused also provide provide great moisture and shine, according to Campbell.
Thick, curly, and textured hair will also demonstrate signs that it needs more from your typical shampoo in the winter too. "Most hair types with texture will always have an added challenge in the winter time. These types will have more dry ends, and will not behave — they will also have additional frizz," says Mona Baltazar, a hairstylist known for helping her clients love their curls.
Some proper techniques for washing your hair in the winter (and year 'round) is to start by wetting your hair and then applying shampoo. Bring it to a thick lather, and then rinse. Then apply conditioner and leave the conditioner on until the end of your shower, Campbell explains. Rinsing is of optimal importance — the extra time that the conditioner is on will absorb into the hair and give it more moisture and shine. To further protect your hair while it's cold, make sure your hair is at least 80 percent dry before walking out into the cold, Baltazar suggests.
Ahead, see the 12 of the best shampoo selections to keep you hair alive this winter.
Perfect Hair Day Triple Detox Shampoo
Detoxing your scalp is also a tool in keeping your hair thriving, and looking its best. This new product to the Living Proof family removes all buildup deep in the scalp and soaks up excess oil from your hair.
Gentle Conditioning Shampoo
This plant-based wash includes Caudalie's signature grape-seed extract which leaves all hair types and color treated hair shiny, revived, and clarified.
Sulfate Free Nourishing Coconut Milk & Chai Spice Shampoo
Launched in January 2019, this shampoo is free from chemicals like sulfates, parabens, mineral oil, and dyes — which leaves hair dry, brittle, and not equipped to stand against harsh winter conditions.
Nutritive Solutions Oxygen Moisture Shampoo
A creamy shampoo that energizes the hair to give it personality, and vibrancy. After washing, your hair will feel soft and thoroughly moisturized.
Color Assure Cleansing Conditioner
Color-treated hair also needs extra help in the winter. The unique ingredients: elastin protein and quinoa leaves hair color hydrated.
Curls & Waves Shampoo
Even though this shampoo is lightweight, it will keep your curls and coils frizz-free against winter wind thanks to the seaweed protein.
Clean and Pure Scalp Scrub
Technically a scrub, this can also work as a wash. "It’s great to rejuvenate the scalp and get any dead skin or dry skin off. Use about once a week to keep your scalp clean and refreshed in the cold and dry weather," Campbell says.
Platinum Luxe Shine Shampoo
This rich and silkening formula will leave your hair shiny, light, and soft to the touch.
Lightweight Hydration + Hibiscus Water Shampoo
This shampoo is the answer to your hair's winter dehydration. The hibiscus water replenishes moisture and the aloe vera juice repairs split ends.
DermaCare Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Your scalp also gets dry and itchy in the winter, which can also have an effect on how your hair looks. Calm your scalp with pyrithione zinc, an ingredient that helps prevent irritations and flaking.
Birch Bark Extract Sulfate-Free Shampoo
This new shampoo is safe for all hair types and provides a gentle clean with all natural botanicals. The hints of florals and sweet amber make your hair smell delicious.
The Foundation Shampoo
Adria by Thalia
Launched in January 2019, this shampoo has a beautiful scent of sheer musk, orange peels, and fresh air into the bottle to provide an aromatic and deep cleansing.