Top Tips For Winter Hair Care

Over the last few days, we have definitely noticed a cold snap in the air, and although we are now well into 2019, it feels like winter has just arrived. In this cold weather our hair can be very prone to damage, so we have put together some top tips for winter hair care!

Keep It Cooler

While a really hot shower may feel like the best way to warm up, it will dehydrate your skin and hair so try and turn down the heat and have a slightly cooler shower. It will be good for your skin too.

Shampoo Regularly

In the colder weather you should be washing your hair with shampoo 2-3 times a week to prevent your hair from drying out too much. Make sure you use shampoo regularly, but not too often.

Oil Your Hair

Your scalp will be drier in the colder months, so use hair oils to reduce the risk of dandruff and scalp irritation. Oil is great for your hair as it will keep your scalp moisturised.

Double the Conditioner

We are always telling clients about the importance of conditioning their hair after shampoo. However, in winter conditioning your hair is even more important. A leave in conditioner after washing your hair is highly recommended during winter months.

Dry Your Hair

While a blow dryer may be the best tool to hand when you want to style your hair, we would recommend that you make sure you treat you hair really carefully in the cold weather as heat tools can dry out your hair and scalp.

Dry With Air

If you have the time, then try and dry your hair naturally whenever possible. Allowing your hair to air dry is much better for it then dryers and irons. Remember though, going outside into cold weather with wet hair can cause your hair to freeze and break, so make sure it is dry when you leave the house.

Regular Trims

Every year our hairdressers in Sawtry see the damage that the winter weather can do to the ends, making the hair dry and brittle. Make sure you book regular hair appointments in Sawtry to trim your hair. This will help keep your hair in a good condition and reduce the risk of split ends.


Have you got any top winter hair care tips you would like to share with our readers?


Prevent & Repair Heat Damaged Hair

Prevent & Repair Heat Damaged Hair

No matter how thick or thin, strong or long your hair may be no hair type is immune from heat damage. However, there are lots of ways that you can protect your hair from heat damage and we have shared some of these in the blog for you

  • Make sure you have book in for regular trims and haircuts in Sawtry. Once you hair has broken at the tip it will grow up your hair, a regular trim will chop these dead ends off and stop them from damaging the rest of your hair further. Every 6-10 weeks you should be getting your hair trimmed.


  • Using a high quality shampoo that is strong enough to withstand heat damage and prevent hair breakage is highly recommended. Also treat yourself to a good light spray or detangler to add another layer of strengthening and protection to your hair after washing it. Speak to our awesome hairdressers in Sawtry who will recommend the best hair products for your hair.


  • Air drying your hair whenever possible is a great way of reducing the risk of serious hair damage in the future. If it isn’t possible to air dry your hair because you don’t like your natural style, then consider some quick and easy hairstyles that don’t need heat. Hairstyles like messy buns and braids are ideal no-heat hairstyles.


  • As tempting as it may be, do not turn your heated tools up too high. It is much better for the health and condition of your hair if you do a few more strokes with a cooler flat iron, then fewer strokes with a hotter flat iron.


  • Treat yourself to a hair mask about once a week. Not only will this give you some quality time to yourself where you can relax, but it will do wonders for your hair too. A hair mask will keep moisture in your hair, but it will also add that extra layer of protection when you style your hair with hot tools too.


If you worry that your hair is too damaged and it is beyond the level of return, then why not pop in and see us. We may be able to offer you an awesome hair treatment in Sawtry that could save your locks, or we can recommend a hair style that will help repair your locks and remove damaged ends.

Popular Hair Colours This Winter

It’s only normal that you may want to jazz up your hair colour in the winter; just as you could change your hair colour to brighten it in the sunnier weather. As hair colour experts, we would like to share the top hair colours in Sawtry this winter. We have rounded up the prettiest and most popular winter hair colours below for you.

  • Caramel Ombre

The ombre hair colour technique is here to stay and for dark brunettes to have a seamless melt bronze melt from the mid lengths right through to the ends; it’s just looks fabulous! The ombre style in Sawtry uses complementary colours against contracting hues and it just works so well.

  • Chestnut Brown

While some people choose to go darker with their hair for the winter months, a popular choice is to add layers of chestnut brown to your hair colour to add a warmer look and feel to your skin. It is also the perfect base for lighter colours as spring comes.

  • Honey Blonde

If you are blonde or brunette and want a minor change, without being too daring, then this is the hair colour for you. It takes your hair up some notches and creates a gorgeous warm colour that is perfect for autumn and winter weather

  • Cold Brew Coloured Locks

The latest trend for the winter weather is multi-dimensional brunette locks. This is dark hair with different shades of brown tossed in to add shine, gloss and volume. The highlights can frame your face perfectly, especially in shades of chestnut and gold.

  • Dark Mahogany

As we have mentioned before, some people love to go dark for winter so why not go for a dark mahogany hair colour in Sawtry. The plum undertones add a quiet vibrancy and this really suits the moodier vibes of the colder weather.

  • Red Velvet

Red velvet is no longer just a type of cake, but it is a fabulous hair colour no longer just for natural red heads. This is a really tricky hair colour to try and achieve at home, often ending in a peachy-pink-ginger hair colour disaster, so book a hair colour appointment if this is the hair colour you dream of for winter.

Which hair colour are you dreaming of this winter?

Thin Hair Mistakes You Might Be Making

Having thin hair can be really annoying as sometimes it is super tricky to manage and care for. Often there is no reason for having thin hair, and it’s just something you need to deal with as best you can.

However, there is good news for those with thin hair. Here at Rumours Hair Salon in Sawtry we have put together some top tips for managing, caring for and looking after thin hair. These are lots of mistakes that people with thin hair make. In this blog post we tell you what those mistakes are, and how to avoid them.

Pulling Hair Back

As tempting as it is to throw wet hair back in a ponytail as you hop out the shower, we would highly recommend against it. Doing this can cause serious damage to thin hair. Grab a scrunchie instead, or even a clip, and make sure you don’t pull your hair too tight.

Using Hair Oil

Using oil on your hair is a good thing, using too much oil on your hair is a bad thing. Hair oil can be quite heavy and therefore leads to strands of hair becoming flat and stuck to your scalp, therefore leaving your hair looking even thinner with minimal volume.

Colouring Thin Hair

Some people with thin hair will avoid colouring hair in Sawtry, but a touch of colour can actually do wonders for thin hair. Using the right colours, highlights and lowlights you can enhance the look of thick and luscious locks with ease.

Grab the Conditioner

We have come across clients with thin hair that avoid using conditioner on their hair for fear it will become thinner.  Just like your face and skin, your hair and scalp need moisture too, so stop avoiding the conditioner and start using it every time you wash your hair.

Use Styling Products

If you are a washer and a go-er, this can leave your hair feeling flat and lifeless. Instead, we would recommend you use styling products that create thickness and volume, such as volumising and thickening sprays. You’ll quickly notice the difference and feel great for it.


If you have thin hair and want to chat about the best hairstyle or hair colour for your thin hair, then why not book a free hair consultation and we will recommend the best hair care tips for you and your hair.