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The winter months in New York are harsh, and if you’ve been living here for a while, you’re likely to be familiar with all the damaging effects the cold weather has on your hair. From dryness, frizz and static hair to a lack of smooth and shine – there are several problems you need to fight against this season. Luckily, there are some tips and tricks that will help you minimize the harsh winter effects. Below, we share some “must have” winter hair care products perfect for keeping healthy hair throughout the winter!

Leave-In Conditioner 

Your locks are likely to experience a lack of hydration which causes extreme dullness in colder weather. To keep your hair moisturized as possible, make sure to use a leave-in conditioner as that will be your hair’s best friend during the cold season. Leave-in conditioners help you keep your locks hydrated throughout the whole day, add smoothness and shine and fight frizz. There are several different products for every kind of hair, ensuring to treat each hair type as best as possible. Here’s a selection of the finest products:

Must Have Winter Hair Care Products, Salon Ziba

– For very dry hair: Kerastase Nectar Thermique 

– For unruly hair: Kerastase Keratine Thermique

– For damaged hair: Kerastase Ciment Thermique 

– For skin & hair: Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Universal Hair Balm

Scalp Care 

The cold months do not only have drying effects on your hair, but also on your scalp. Due to the lack of moisture, many people tend to have a dry, flaky scalp. As the health of your hair depends on the health of your scalp, it is important to keep your scalp in  great condition. In order to enjoy strong, shiny hair you may want to try one of the following products that treat your scalp:

Must Have Winter Hair Care Products, Salon Ziba

– Scalp Scrub: Kerastase Fusio Scrub ( in-salon treatment or home treatment

– Hair Care Routine : Oribe Serene Scalp Collection (available in our Midtown and Downtown salon)

Dry Shampoo

One of the best cures for dryness in the winter is to not wash your hair too often. Over-washing your hair means taking off its natural oils and causing your hair to become even drier than usual during the winter. If you need a little refresh, reach for a dry shampoo instead of washing. It does not only restore your hair within seconds, but also adds volume and texture. Here are some of the best dry shampoos:

Must Have Winter Hair Care Products, Salon Ziba

– Salon Ziba Original: Salon Ziba Dry Cleaner

– For colored hair: Shu Uemura Color Lustre Dry Shampoo 

– Luxurious Dry Cleaner: Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo (available in both our NYC salons)

Hair Mask 

A deeply nourishing hair mask once or twice a week is a MUST during the cold season. The deep conditioning treatment keeps your hair moisturized, healthy and free from damaging effects. Thanks to the ultra hydrating ingredients combined in high quality hair masks, the rich treatments will replenish your locks with the moisture it craves. These hair masks will help your hair to look shiny and beautiful all winter long:

Must Have Winter Hair Care Products, Salon Ziba
– For thin hair: Shu Uemura Muruto Volume Mask

– For extreme damaged hair: Shu Uemura Ultimate Reset Mask

– Natural Hair Care: Kerastase Aura Botanica Masque 

– For curly hair: Kerastase Masque Curl Ideal

– For colored hair: Oribe Beautiful Color Masque (available in-salon only)


Dehydration isn’t the only effect the dry winter weather can have on your locks. During the cold months, many people experience statically-charged hair strands and fly-aways that make it hard to keep the hairstyle of your choice looking fabulous all day long. To combat such effects, a hairspray is your go to product. Here are some sprays that will add the finishing touches to your style and add long lasting hold:

Must Have Winter Hair Care Products, Salon Ziba

– Salon Ziba Exclusive: Shape Up Hairspray

Shiny finish: Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer Hair Spray

– Light hold: Aveda Air Control Hair Spray (available in Midtown salon & Downtown salon)

– Workable control: Oribe Free Styler Working Hair Spray


Get Your Favorite Products

With the help of using the right products, winter weather can’t possibly damage your hair! Get your favorites now at Salon Ziba and take advantage of our special offer : buy any 3 products or more and get a 20% discount. Let us know how these tips and tricks for proper winter hair care has worked for you!