Condition: Hat head a.k.a. limp locks
Your defense: Texturizing paste and heatless rollers
Hair has a tendency to head south for the winter, thanks mostly to hats and scarves that flatten tresses. Consider using a texturizing paste to add thickness at the roots. Finally, if you're really serious about breathing life back into strands, use three to five Velcro rollers on the front and top parts of your hair in the morning for at least 30 minutes.
Culprit: Heat-styling products
Condition: Split ends
Your defense: Deep conditioning masks and regular trims
Another benefit to washing your hair every-other day is minimizing exposure to hot styling tools like a hairdryer. Treat your mane to a deep-conditioning mask, applied to hair then tucked in a shower cap for overnight, one to two times a month. Stay on top of your scheduled hair trims. Most stylists recommend cutting your ends every 4 to 6 weeks during winter months.
Culprit: No sun
Condition: Dull, lifeless color
Your defense: Professional glaze
Lack of sun can leave your tresses looking lackluster -- and you all washed out. Consider getting a professional glaze treatment, which rejuvenates and brightens hair by adding gloss and a hint of semi-permanent color.
Lisa Shrewsberry writes for the Register-Herald in Beckley, W. Va.