Winter Beauty Advice - How to Get Shiny Hair and Soft Skin
We canvassed beauty experts from Minneapolis to Moscow for smart ways to defy the effects of dry temperatures, sideways sleet, and frigid winds. We predict your most stunning winter yet.
By Jenny Bailly
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the December 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Chill factor: Cold temperatures and dry air make hair brittle and susceptible to static.
The Secret to Silkiness
Mario Russo, Hairstylist
Hometown: Boston (Average winter temp: 32°F)
Even if your hair is fine, use conditioner every time you shampoo. To smooth thick hair, use a mask as your regular conditioner. Keep thin hair soft with a lighter, silicone-based conditioner.
The Ingredient That Prevents Hair-Raising Experiences
Randy Schueller, Cosmetic Chemist
Hometown: Chicago (Average winter temp: 28°F)
The silicone amodimethicone not only smooths hair to prevent the friction that creates static but also has a positive charge that neutralizes existing static. Look for it in styling sprays, serums, and creams.