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#Beauty | Brunette Ambition this Winter

#Beauty | Brunette Ambition this Winter

With summer dead, gone and buried it’s time to start thinking about what we can do to our hair for the winter. Spring Summer 2014 was all about the blonde. Platinum, dip dye, white or dirty, the runways and the streets were full of blonde beauties.

With the runways and the catwalks just finished (plus with Shanghai Fashion Week just around the corner), it’s time to get thinking about those tresses. On the runways of Marc Jacobs, on the heads of Karlie Kloss and Elle Fanning, brunettes are back this season. Even experts agree that darker is better as the weather gets colder and we spend less time outdoors, highlights will fade. Beat nature to the punch by going a shade or two darker for fall. “Coloring it darker allows this transition to happen easier and evens out the color.” Darker hair appears healthier in the winter whereas lighter hair can tend to get dry and knotty easily.

Perfect Winter Hair

Follow our expert tips below to make sure your hair is FLAWLESS all through the winter months.

  • Heat and friction really can ruin your hair. So all of that moving from hot to cold, putting on your sweaters and hats can actually e doing your hair some serious damage.

    The solution: Simple. Condition your hair more.

    Get some Coconut Oil from Taobao and use it as a leave in conditioner and wash it out in the morning.

  • All of this friction causes hair to be static. Fly-aways are the bain of winter and we often get to work looking like a yeti.

    The solution: Styling products are available that stop these fly-aways happening.

  • Less moisture and the smog means that our scalp gets dry and can flake. You don’t want people to think it’s snowing outside when they look at your head. Ain’t nothing shic about that.

    The solution: Use anti-dandruff shampoo.

  • HAT HAIR!!!!!! You spent all that time making your hair amazing, then you get to brunch only to realise you look like Susan Boyles toothbrush.

    The solution: Use volumising spray or salt spray before you blow-dry your hair while hanging your head upside down. Carry the spray with you to refresh your hairstyle after taking off your hat.

    And there you go. Simple tips for luscious locks this winter.

    Keep it Shic Shanghai.


I'm a full time writer, part time performer and sometime fashion designer. A love of fine food and fine fashion has meant that I have traveled the world and experienced some of the best restaurants and met some of the coolest people.

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