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Low-Maintenance Hairstyles to Wear Through Winter

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This article comes from Byrdie.

Low-Maintenance Hairstyles to Wear Through Winter

Winter months bring a cooler, often drier climate, and our hair care routine often needs a major shift to accommodate the new hair woes of the season. We rounded up some low-maintenance hairstyles that will help your strands rest, hydrate, and reset while still looking effortlessly cool.

1. Blunt Bobs

Blunt bobs are a great effortless style for anyone with limp, lifeless hair that longs for volume, thickness, and shape. This cut is a magic trick that will work with what you’ve got and require zero styling. The blunt line gives the illusion that your hair is much fuller. Plus, you won’t be suffering from getting your fine strands tangled up in your scarves, so it’s truly a win-win.

2. Low Knots

If you’re a top knot kind of gal, consider giving your strands a break this season from all that tension. Keep your knots low, and rely on protective hair ties and bobby pins rather than elastics, in order to avoid breakage. If your hair is extra-long you can even wear this look with a conditioning treatment in and tie a knot that will hold without any assistance for the ultimate winter ‘do.

3. Small Accents

Don’t underestimate the power of small accents. A few barrettes or a stack of pins can really go a long way for dressing up any style.

4. Natural Curls

If you’ve ever wanted to sport your natural curls and wave patterns but haven’t had the know-how to get started, winter is a great time of year (sans humidity) to give this new look a whirl.

5. Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs add an especially stylized look to any updo or down ‘do. If you’re worried about the styling maintenance for these bangs — don’t. Order yourself a hot brush and you’ll have salon-worthy styled curtain bangs in no time, without the learning curve of a round brush.

6. Pearl Pins

Short hair or long hair, these pins are sure to make your style more festive and dressed up. Whether you’re celebrating the holidays at home, hopping on a zoom call, or simply leaving the house to run an errand, you can’t go wrong with a hint of pearls.

7. Two-Strand Twists

Two-strand twists are a great protective style for winter months because they’ll last for weeks and they won’t put any tension on your hair. This style will help your strands retain moisture and remain tangle-free, serving as a perfect reset to get you through the drier months. For longevity’s sake, be sure to sleep with a satin scarf or bonnet.

8. Headbands

Ditch the mess of glitter and glitz for a more sophisticated accessory this holiday season: the headband. Headbands literally require no effort at all but make such a great statement, and now more than ever before, we have thousands of headband styles to choose from.

9. Low Ponytails

This easy-to-achieve style takes the cake for second or third-day hair that’s on its last leg. Hide those oily roots with your favorite dry shampoo or dry thickening spray, tie up your low ponytail, then spray directly into the ponytail to give it a little extra oomph. You’ll have winter-friendly volume without the teasing comb, and in no time at all.

10. Natural Bangs

Face framing bangs and natural texture are a win-win combination. To keep your curls hydrated with a soft separation that doesn’t weigh them down, try using a silicone-free product.

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