Ack!!! It's winter and you may be experiencing, dry, firzzy, static-y hair and/or a flaky scalp. Let's talk about these ailments and provide you with some solutions.

Dandruff Dry skin does not cause dandruff. Dandruff is caused by a yeast that feeds off excess oil, which increases the rate of natural skin shedding. UV rays counteract the effects of dandruff causing yeast, making dandruff more prominent in the winter and early spring, 

Drugstore anti-dandruff shampoos are made with tar, whereas professional anti-dandruff shampoos use zinc as the active ingredient (the maximum amount allowable without a prescription).

We recommend leaving any anti-dandruff shampoo on your scalp for a minimum of three minutes for best results. 

Best products for dandruff: AG Control, Monat Black 2in1 shampoo/conditioner

Psoriasis on the scalp is much different from dandruff. Most people with scalp psorasis have it on other parts of their bidy as well. Scalp psorasis may itch and affect your hairline, forehead, neck and behind your ears. The first step in treating this is removing the scales, we suggest rubbing Monat Rejuveniqe Oil onto the scalp then using a QTip to gently release the skin. You may also use a fine tooth comb or paddle brush. We have heard from a number of our clients that the Monat products (all infused with Rejuveniqe Oil) have cleared up their psorasis better than their prescriptions. Any Monat shampoo and conditioner will help (shampoo twice and leave on scalp for two minutes each time) and we also suggest bi-weekly scalp treatments with the Rejuveniqe Oil itself. 

Best products for psoriasis: Monat Rejuveniqe Oil, any Monat shampoo and conditioner (all contain Rejuveniqe Oil)

Static Dry winter air causes dry hair. Also, your hair rubbing up agains scarves and hoods creates static. Static-y hair needs moisture and a good leave in conditioner will help.

Best products for static: AG Fast Food leave in conditioner, Monat Restore leave in conditioner, Loma Leave In Conditioning Spray

Damage from heat styling becomes common in the colder months when we are using a blowdryer more often than air drying. Dry hear leads to static and damage. Besides, a leave in conditioner (Restore by Monat contains Rejuveniqe Oil that is also a heat protector) you should be using a heat proection spray before using any hot tools such as dryers and irons. 

Best products for heat protection: AG Firewall, REF Heat Protection Spray, Monat Renew shampoo and Restore conditioner