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Four Salon Treatments that Keep your Hair Healthy and Moisturized All Winter

February 11, 2022 · Posted in: Inspiration, Keratin, Stylists Picks
Keratin Treatment on Long Black Hair

Winter is the best time of year to prioritize getting yourself into a salon for a little rest and rejuvenation. After spending so much time and money on our hair, only to cover it with hats and put it in buns all winter long, it deserves some care. What better way to treat yourself in this cold weather than upgrading and revitalizing your current hairstyle. Here’s our list of the best ways to freshen up in winter to prepare your hair for spring! 


Our hair is made of millions of bonds that can break from being colored, daily heat use like blow dryers and curling irons, and mistreatment. Even the weather can damage your hair daily. These bonds give hair structure and strength and when your hair is getting thinned out and broken, it’s your hair bonds breaking. Straight from the source itself, says that its product “restores damaged and compromised hair by repairing from the inside out with our patented single ingredient, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate. Once all the bonds are intact, and in alignment, you have healthy, beautiful, shiny, touchable hair.”

 Olaplex has many different steps and stages but the most popular and useful are below as shown on There’s also additional shampoo, conditioner, and other additives that can take your damaged hair from drab to fab. 

Olaplex Step 1

This concentrated first salon step rebuilds broken disulfide bonds and begins the process of preventing damage and repairing hair. 

Olaplex Step 2

The second salon step continues to rebuild and restore any remaining broken bonds ensuring the strongest, shiniest, and healthiest hair possible. 

Olaplex Step 3

A once-a-week at-home treatment, this little miracle replenishes shattered hair bonds between your salon or styling sessions, so you can maintain your favorite hair color and style without the worry of damage.

Keratin Treatment

The main goal of Keratin treatments is to smooth, shine, and protect hair. It is often used to de-frizz frizzy hair and add protection to your hair where it may lose it over time, especially in the winter months. As your hair grows without being cut, it is subjected to the outside world’s natural elements and the damage we might do to our hair ourselves. Using heat products like curlers and straighteners damages our hair over time and extended periods in the sun, cold, or extreme moisture. Your hair develops holes of its natural protein Keratin, making your hair more brittle and easier to break. Chicago salons know that people with long hair need winter to pick me up and are ready to perform these treatments for a luscious, shiny, healthy hair outcome. 

Deep Conditioning treatment 

A classic treatment that you can guarantee every salon has is a deep conditioning treatment. Once thought of as a simple add-on, this classic salon treatment has so many benefits, especially for coarse and dry hair in the winter. Deep conditioning your hair will leave your hair looking shiny and healthy. talks about getting deep conditioning treatments at a salon, saying “One of the main reasons that hair becomes unmanageable and dull-looking is because it’s been stripped of its moisture. Using harsh heat stylings like a hairdryer, curling iron or flat iron will strip the moisture from it, leaving it dull and dry looking. Deep conditioning treatments add moisture to your hair, restoring the fullness of each strand. Adding moisture will help plump up the hair, giving it a smoother, fuller, and healthier appearance.”

Get a Cut 

Something little that goes a long way is regularly cutting your hair. Not only are you able to get rid of all the dead ends the winds might create and bring some life back to your hair but you can also refresh your looks and help it grow. Cutting your hair regularly (yes, even in winter!) is a really healthy habit to get into. Every few months cutting off at least an inch can promote hair growth and help it grow faster in the long run. gives some great advice on when to get a cut and when not to. “Surprisingly, if you left your hair to grow without going for a trim, the ends will suffer from damage and breakage. However, if you do not have damaged hair or split ends, then cutting it too often will prevent your hair growing longer, as you’ll simply be trimming healthy sections of hair. If your hair is in good condition and you want your hair to grow longer, slightly extend how often you have your hair trimmed while making sure it is still often enough to keep splitting ends at bay.” Book with the salon now!