As beautiful as a light dusting of fresh snow can be… Let’s face it – Canadian winters can be quite unforgiving. In addition to battling the snow,  frigid wind, the subzero temperatures, layers of warm clothes and dry furnace air can leave our skin feeling dry and itchy and our tresses in a tizzy. I know all about it, I’m currently living it. My skin and hair certainly are my biggest opponents during the cooler months. However, I’m on the defense by using the right products to tackle and repair my winter-withered skin and hair.

Some common issues during the winter months are…
Parched skin from Old Man Winter
The Cause: Dry furnace air, wind burn and warm clothing can lead to dry, flaky and itchy skin. 
The Solution:  In the winter months you should moisturize at least once a day (more if you’re prone to dry, flaky skin). Look for moisturizers with petrolatum or mineral oil to prevent evaporation and water loss from the skin.
Products to Try: For an immediate burst of moisture, try Olay Ultra Moisture Lotion (ARV $10.99). This lotion contains petrolatum, which replenishes and nourishes skin’s moisture barrier to break the cycle of dry skin. In one week, your skin will feel noticeably soft. 
Delicate Hair
The Cause: Blow-drying and heat-styling tools can contribute to more breakage during the winter. Blistery snowy weather also tends to wet and freeze hair in the cold leading to additional breakage.
The Solution: To help avoid winter breakage, it’s important to get regular trims every eight weeks. Split ends split upwards, so the less one trims, the more breakage they will experience. It’s also important to practise a good at-home daily hair routine in between cuts to avoid breakage and keep hair moisturized. Protect hair against damage from the cold outdoors and styling heat by applying a moisturizing mist that’s designed for daily use.
Products to Try: Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Moisture Mist (ARV $5.99 each) strengthens dry fragile hair against damage and preps it for styling. Try the Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal line (Shampoo, Conditioner and Silky Moisture Whip) for added damage control. 
Kinky, Curly, Wavy & Unruly Frizz
The Cause: Some hair types, like curly and coarse tresses, are just naturally prone to frizz, but more often than not, frizz is a sign of damaged hair. The combination of outdoor air and indoor heating can do a number on your strands, causing frizz, fly-aways and dryness.
The Solution: Moisture. Start by using a shampoo and conditioner designed to fight frizz. Don’t be afraid to skip washing daily – it’s unnecessary and hard on hair. Try to air-dry your hair when possible to help reduce split ends from heat damage. And always use heat-protecting products before heat-styling to help protect your hair from high temperatures and unnecessary breakage.
Products to Try: Herbal Essences None of your Frizzness Shampoo and Conditioner‘s serum-infused formula moisturizes hair with the right amount of conditioning ingredients for lusciously soft and shiny hair. (ARV $4.49 each)

Here’s your chance to conquer the cold with the right arsenal of hair, face and body products to defend and repair winter-withered skin and hair:

  • Olay Body Ultra Moisture Lotion 
  • Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Moisture Mist 
  • Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo 
  • Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Conditioner 
  • Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Silky Moisture Whip  
  • Herbal Essences None of your Frizzness Shampoo 
  • Herbal Essences None of your Frizzness Conditioner

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77 Comments on Steps to Conquer the Cold: Survival Guide {G!veaway} #PGMom

  1. Sandra
    February 19, 2013 at 11:48 pm (5 years ago)

    My biggest skincare dilemma during the winter months is super dry skin! It’s seems to have gotten worse since having kids…..coincidence?

  2. Viv Sluys
    February 19, 2013 at 11:55 pm (5 years ago)

    Well, of course the dry skin!
    Also my hair frizzes and curls (not nice curls!) like crazy in the winter and my daughter says I look like a lion :/

  3. flowerchild
    February 20, 2013 at 12:05 am (5 years ago)

    My hair is very frizzy and fine in the winter months and my skin gets very dry

  4. Melissa Esler
    February 20, 2013 at 12:24 am (5 years ago)

    Dry hands. Winter months are awful

  5. J
    February 20, 2013 at 12:56 am (5 years ago)

    Dry hair.

  6. ~A~
    February 20, 2013 at 1:26 am (5 years ago)

    My biggest skincare issue in the winter is an itchy, dry and red face. My biggest hair dilemma is that my hair goes limp and dry in the winter from having to always use the hairdryer.

  7. Belinda M
    February 20, 2013 at 2:13 am (5 years ago)

    My biggest problem during the winter is my dry brittle hair


    belinda mcnabb

  8. Angie B
    February 20, 2013 at 2:54 am (5 years ago)

    Dry skin and frizzy hair for sure. Curly hair is nice but it comes with extra frizz in the winter!!

  9. Annie1
    February 20, 2013 at 3:14 am (5 years ago)

    itchy dry skin and dry dry hair!

    Anne Taylor

  10. Glogirl
    February 20, 2013 at 3:25 am (5 years ago)

    My biggest concern is dryness–dry and frizzy hair and dry skin, especially the hands.

  11. Lee Pearson
    February 20, 2013 at 4:10 am (5 years ago)

    The worst thing about these winter months is that it is drying out my hair so much. It is brittle and I have to use a lot of product just to keep it moisturized. The same goes for my skin. It seems so much drier during the winter. My lips get chapped too and my hands are brutal. I moisturize my hands at least six times a day. Great giveaway, thank you!

  12. Tanis S
    February 20, 2013 at 4:10 am (5 years ago)

    My skin gets very dry while my hair has a lot of static!

  13. stacey dempsey
    February 20, 2013 at 4:48 am (5 years ago)

    dryness for my skin and hair and the frizzies for my hair when it is wet out, which were I live is all winter long lol

  14. Susan Margaret
    February 20, 2013 at 6:17 pm (5 years ago)

    Dry skin and flyaway hair 😛

  15. suzie
    February 20, 2013 at 10:10 pm (5 years ago)

    dry fizzie hair

  16. Olivia L
    February 20, 2013 at 11:57 pm (5 years ago)

    My hair is full of static and flyaways in winter. I need extra conditioning that doesn’t weigh my hair down. My skin gets a bit drier too.

  17. silverneon2000
    February 21, 2013 at 3:16 am (5 years ago)

    I get very dry skin and i try to take care of it but the cold makes my hands sore.


    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

  18. Yan Deng
    February 21, 2013 at 4:21 am (5 years ago)

    i have dry skin and my face gets red

  19. Rebby
    February 21, 2013 at 5:40 am (5 years ago)

    My hair and skin get so dry!

  20. Jeannie Lam
    February 21, 2013 at 8:10 am (5 years ago)

    Definitely dry hair and skin.

  21. Lisa Dugo
    February 21, 2013 at 7:23 pm (5 years ago)

    frizzy hair

  22. Erika E
    February 21, 2013 at 11:37 pm (5 years ago)

    My biggest dilemma is dryness, for both my skin and hair.

  23. Jazzy6178
    February 22, 2013 at 2:48 am (5 years ago)

    Frizzy hair and dry hands are the worst.

  24. ksceviour
    February 22, 2013 at 3:20 am (5 years ago)

    My skin gets so dry in the winter and I get frizzy hair.
    (Karla Sceviour)

  25. Wayne Lecoy
    February 22, 2013 at 12:28 pm (5 years ago)

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  26. eleanor
    February 22, 2013 at 2:15 pm (5 years ago)

    My dilemma during the winter months are dry skin and dry and fizzy hair.

  27. Michelle B
    February 22, 2013 at 6:43 pm (5 years ago)

    My hair gets very dry in the winter.

  28. Brenda Penton
    February 22, 2013 at 6:57 pm (5 years ago)

    My biggest hair problem is dryness, frizz, and static during the winter.

  29. Anu Chopra
    February 22, 2013 at 9:27 pm (5 years ago)

    My hair gets dry and frizzy and my skin gets very dry during the cold weather!

  30. Doris Calvert
    February 22, 2013 at 11:07 pm (5 years ago)

    Ugg!! Dry skin and hair in the winter is my big dilemma it’s terrible!

  31. Dianne
    February 23, 2013 at 12:03 am (5 years ago)

    My worst winter problems are dry skin and hair that is dry and full of static.

  32. sarah sar
    February 23, 2013 at 7:54 am (5 years ago)

    right now i am struggling with really dry frizzy hair.

    texan_michael AT yahoo DOT com

  33. Karryk
    February 23, 2013 at 5:10 pm (5 years ago)

    I get very dry skin…flaky and unattractive

  34. LJ
    February 23, 2013 at 10:50 pm (5 years ago)

    Dry skin and hair.


  35. Victoria Ess
    February 24, 2013 at 2:32 pm (5 years ago)

    My hair and skin get so dry.

  36. Heather!
    February 24, 2013 at 2:41 pm (5 years ago)

    The heat in the house causes the air to be sooo dry. It makes my skin dry and itchy and my hair gets frizzy. Blegh.

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  37. Tammy D
    February 25, 2013 at 7:21 pm (5 years ago)

    My hair is so dry in the winter time!

    my rafflecopter name is tammy dalley

  38. Donna Clark
    February 26, 2013 at 3:58 am (5 years ago)

    My curly hair looking like a frizzball.

  39. Elaine Douglas
    February 26, 2013 at 3:59 am (5 years ago)

    My hair is dry and frizzy 🙁

  40. Lorna Brown
    February 26, 2013 at 4:01 am (5 years ago)

    Dry skin around my hair line in the winter is bad, always applying moisturizer and hair is the same if i have blow it, but if i leave it to dry by it’s self, it seems to be less frizzy. I keep a water bowl in my room at night for more moisture 🙂

  41. dwayne taylor
    February 26, 2013 at 4:03 am (5 years ago)

    mine is for dry frizzy hair, that one shampoo may do the trick for me

  42. vdarsigny
    February 26, 2013 at 4:04 am (5 years ago)

    dry hair 🙂

  43. Rhonda
    February 26, 2013 at 4:09 am (5 years ago)

    Static with my Hair and yes, dry skin!

  44. marion
    February 26, 2013 at 4:11 am (5 years ago)

    dry frizzy hair

  45. janella8888
    February 26, 2013 at 4:12 am (5 years ago)

    Dry skin and dry hair!!

  46. Natasha Wilson
    February 26, 2013 at 4:13 am (5 years ago)

    my biggest winter hair problem is dry, frizzy split ends.

  47. Anonymous
    February 26, 2013 at 4:14 am (5 years ago)

    dry flyaway hair
    bailey dexter fb

  48. Claudette Lariviere
    February 26, 2013 at 4:17 am (5 years ago)

    My biggest problem in winter with my hair is the ends get very dry, and my skin is sensitive and can also become dry too…

  49. Sandra
    February 26, 2013 at 4:31 am (5 years ago)

    Static in the hair, and dry hands.

  50. Teressa Bignell
    February 26, 2013 at 11:50 am (5 years ago)

    Dry, cracking skin & dried out & static hair…I hate it looking like a science experiment

  51. SG
    February 26, 2013 at 6:19 pm (5 years ago)

    Dryness – oh, those Canadian winters.

  52. tobyhir
    February 27, 2013 at 5:16 am (5 years ago)

    Dry hair and skin…our winters can be brutal…

  53. Dayna W
    February 27, 2013 at 6:00 am (5 years ago)

    I get awful dry skin on my hands, and a dry, itchy scalp.

  54. Vesper Meikle
    February 27, 2013 at 5:42 pm (5 years ago)

    dry skin is a big problem plus lacklustre hair

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

  55. Christy Martin
    February 28, 2013 at 12:27 am (5 years ago)

    My hair and hands are dry this winter! More than usual and nothing is working to fix it!

  56. Kristi R.
    February 28, 2013 at 3:44 am (5 years ago)

    Dryness all around.

  57. Tina L.
    February 28, 2013 at 4:09 am (5 years ago)

    dry skin and frizzy hair

  58. Unknown
    February 28, 2013 at 4:50 am (5 years ago)

    Dry and itchy skin

  59. julie_bolduc
    February 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm (5 years ago)

    dry brittle hair

  60. 2012july
    March 1, 2013 at 3:50 am (5 years ago)

    Limp hair and dry skin.

  61. Dreena
    March 1, 2013 at 2:48 pm (5 years ago)

    My biggest problem in the winter is the same as everyone here who responded!!! Dry skin and hair.

  62. Sue2Sueper
    March 3, 2013 at 1:34 am (5 years ago)

    My problem in the winter is dry hands and face.

  63. pamalot
    March 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm (5 years ago)

    my biggest dilemma is dryness around the nose and forehead.

  64. Amber
    March 10, 2013 at 4:16 am (5 years ago)

    frizzy hair and dry peeling skin

    Amber Y

  65. Happy Chinadoll
    March 11, 2013 at 3:16 am (5 years ago)

    dry, dry, dry hair and sometimes static hair

  66. C Tavares
    March 11, 2013 at 6:16 am (5 years ago)

    Dry skin and frizzy hair

  67. Lindsay Cyr
    March 11, 2013 at 6:52 pm (5 years ago)

    My hair and skin both get so dry during our harsh Canadian winters.

  68. Tasha W
    March 13, 2013 at 1:06 am (5 years ago)

    Staticy hair and dry patches on my skin 🙁

  69. Bree
    March 13, 2013 at 2:18 am (5 years ago)

    Dry skin and dry and frizzy hair!

    breej23 at hotmail dot com


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