BAFTA Awards Hairdresser Paul Edmonds Reveals His Top Tips For Healthy Winter Hair

16 October 2013 by

GALLERY >> Our Top 10 Winter Hair Heroes

Lush Cosmetics Rehab Shampoo, £10.45

“This is the best shampoo I have ever used, bar none. I have been using it religiously for 2 years and I’ve noticed such a difference in my hair. The peppermint oil in it stimulates hair growth, both in length and in thickness, which has been a bit of a life saver in growing out my very damaged, heat treated bob. The fruit enzymes are great at clearing hair of product as well. Top marks!”

Rhiannon Chalmers, Beauty Intern

Phyto 7 Daily Hydrating Cream, £13.50

“Like a moisturiser for your hair, this nifty product works hard to tackle dry ends and adds a gorgeous, smooth finish to your blow-dry. What’s more, it doesn’t weigh hair down and leaves it feeling light and bouncy.” 

Tor Cardona, Beauty and Web Coordinator

Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Essence Absolue, £39.50

Paul recommends using this in-between washes for a real hydration hit.

Kerastase Elixir Ultime With Millenium Rose Extract, £27.60

“I use this pre shampoo for a nourishing treatment and then also add a pump onto the tips of my hair before I blow dry it to give silky smooth ends. It’s super hydrating  but also very light weight and good for fine hair.”

Rose Beer, Beauty Editor

Sensai by Kanebo Intensive Hair Mask, £40

“Specially formulated for chemically treated hair, this mask is a real life-saver when my stressed-out strands are crying out for some real TLC. I use this once or twice a week and just can’t get enough of the gorgeous smell. Shower heaven.”

Tor Cardona, Beauty and Web Coordinator

L'Oreal Professional Anti Frizz Hairspray, £8.35

Give your look some serious staying power (with a frizz-free finish to boot) with this winner from Paul’s hairdressing kit.

Moroccan Oil Intense Hydrating Mask, £24.75

“This will literally stop you needed to get your hair cut and after a few uses it can undo a whole load of hair neglect. Use it weekly and it’ll smooth your hair, stop frizz and prevent knots. All my friends use it now after my recommendation.”

Poppy Lara, Contributing Beauty Editor

Phyto PhytoMist Color Protect Radiance Mist, £15

“This spray in conditioner is a great detangler, but is so light that it won’t weigh down hair like an oil. It’s great at keeping colour looking fresh and radiant too. I have a lot of very fine hair that loves to tangle, so this is perfect for me. I use it everywhere but the roots of my hair before blowdrying, and sometimes spray a little in after as well for extra glossiness.”

Rhiannon Chalmers, Beauty Intern

Unite 7 Seconds Conditioner, £14.85

“Soon to become the holy grail for winter hair-care, this clever new product works hard to combat tangles and includes a heat protector, too. What’s not to love about a multi-tasker?” 

Tor Cardona, Beauty and Web Coordinator

Wella SP Hydrate Conditioner, £14.50

“Because I like a really clarifying shampoo I use this super moisturising conditioner. Leave it on for a few minutes then thoroughly rinse out- this will ensure you have no residue left and can continue using  it daily. It also makes blow-drying it a dream.”

Poppy Lara, Contributing Beauty Editor

We hate to break it to you ladies, but winter is finally here. With the clocks going back next weekend and freezing temperatures on the horizon, the time has come to not only dig out your woollies and cashmere socks, but also to prep your bathroom cabinet big time! From dull and dry locks to static-plagued strands, winter can be real nightmare for your hair. Well fret not, fellow Graziettes, as we caught up with hairdresser supreme Paul Edmonds (who tends to the manes of Michelle Dockery and Tilda Swinton we’ll have you know) who shared with us his top tips for your best-ever winter hair. You (and your mane) will thank us later…

Grazia Daily: It’s getting cold out there! Is there anything I can do now to prepare my hair for winter?

Paul Edmonds: “Yes, definitely! Pre-empting is key to winter hair survival. Strong winds, damp conditions and winter sun can all dehydrate hair and make it brittle. Feeling brave? Start by getting a great cut such as the Karlie Kloss bob for an easy style that will look great even on blustery days. I also recommend using Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Essence Absolue, £39.50, on the hair in between washes as it keeps the moisture level up making it glossy without being greasy or tacky while it also contains a sun filter protecting the hair colour.”

GD: What’s the number one hair mistake you see women making in the winter months?

PE: “Keep it simple! In winter you are constantly toing and froing from the hot indoors and cold outdoors which can cause hair to misbehave.  Try to work with a simple style which can withstand the different temperatures and environment- stick with what works with you.”

GD: What’s your top tip for glossy winter hair?

PE: “Try to remember that hair is just like skin, but without nerve endings. It will also get dry and fragile without the right care and moisturise, but unlike skin, you won't feel anything until it’s too late and hair is left dull, brittle and will break easily. Try L'Oreal Professional Anti Frizz Hairspray, £8.35, to reduce the way humidity ruins your style and to add gloss and hold.” 

Paul Edmonds

GD: Sounds easy enough to me! And how often should you get a trim in the colder months?

PE: “I still recommend every 4-8 weeks depending on your style- shorter hair needs more maintenance to keep the shape than longer hair.  I’d also recommend an intense treatment at each appointment.”

GD: Central heating always makes my scalp flaky and dry- what can I do to prevent this?

PE: “The scalp is an extension of facial skin. It requires the same care in order to be healthy, because a healthy and balanced scalp is the source of beautiful hair. Shu Uemura has two great products to treat a flaky, dry scalp.  Try their Anti-Dandruff Soothing Cleanser, £29.95, and nourishing scalp treatment Essential Drops Purifying Blend, £29.50.”

GD: What causes static hair? Total nightmare…

PE: “Static is caused by a charge created due to friction when you rub your hair, or positive charges when you use a comb causing the hair to appear frizzy and stand out at the ends.  It is more common in the winter than in summer because of the dryer air.”

GD: Are there any shampoos and conditioners you recommend for the winter months?

PE: “Unlike summer the air in winter is dryer and you need to add moisture to the hair.  I’d recommend a more nourishing care duo with a weekly intensive mask.  Try the Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin shampoo, £13.20, Nectar Thermique conditioner, £15.12 and Nurti Thermique Mask, £25.90”.

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