Your Fall and Winter Haircare Questions Answered

Did I mention to you all that the team of scientists at Pantene and I are like, BESTIES?

(Imagine us skipping through grassy fields while clasping hands…it’s really like that, I swear! Yep. Totally.)

Well, my best buds/friends/acquaintances/okay I don’t really know them have offered to answer some of your questions regarding fall and winter haircare. Got a question? Leave it in the comments, and after I play a round of Words With Friends with the scientists, I’ll have the answers to you shortly.

I would normally take the lead in asking the questions, but since I live in a climate that fluctuates a whopping 15 degrees throughout the year, I thought I might leave the true fall/winter haircare questions to you all.

Dry tresses? Static cling? Split ends? This is your chance to get your questions answered…Pantene’s expert team of scientists work out frustrating hair problems in the lab to develop products that will help you successfully battle your hair woes. Each scientist has a different area of expertise ranging from technical testing to ethnic hair textures to hair care technology. With over 24 years of collective experience, the Pantene Healthy Hair scientists can give you the tips and tricks you need to make every day a good hair day.

I’m counting on you to ask some humdingers, people. Ready, set, go!

  1. Jillian

    October 25, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    The static! I have long, thick hair and everything I wear in the winter makes my hair so static-y. I try to use anti-static spray on my sweaters, scarves and coats but it just doesn’t cut it. What do I do??

  2. Sara

    October 25, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    The massive knots that build up at the back of my head in the winter when wear sweaters or drive a car (presumably because of rubbing of my hair against the sweater or head rest of the car). Help!

  3. Jen

    October 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    i get terrible split ends when the weather gets cold but I honestly do NOT want to cut my long hair. how can I fix them or at least hide them?? something other than a cut?

  4. Cristin Curry

    October 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    my hair always breaks off when it gets cold. no good. help me fix it please!

  5. Kara

    October 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    My hair is very fine, but I have a lot of it. I let it air dry as it’s naturally wavy. The problem: no matter what I do or what conditioning products I use, I get a small rat’s nest in the bottom layer. It doesn’t matter if my (layered) hair reaches my collar bone or mid-back. I’ve had no color on it, some highlights, used clear glosses, etc. Help me!

  6. Jeanette

    October 26, 2011 at 9:09 am

    My hair is color treated but my scalp is way too oily so I must wash every day but I can’t condition every day. If I don’t condition my hair gets horribly static-y. Please help my confused hair.

  7. Kate

    October 26, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    As others have mentioned I get the worst tangles in the back, underneath layers of my hair. I am assuming its from friction with scarves, coat collars etc.but it looks horrible and is really damaging those sections of my hair (truth be told, this happens all year round for me but seems worse in the Winter) ~ my hair is long (well below my shoulders, medium thickness, straight and color treated. It seems that the longer my hair gets the more this seems to happen. Any suggestions?

  8. Caroline`

    October 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Since my baby was born I’ve noticed my hairline gets oily while my ends are exceptionally dry- esp with th e colder weather. Pre-baby, I tackled this dryness with deep conditioning treatments but now they just weigh my hair down and contribute to the oild scalp/hairline. Help!

  9. SpyceGurl

    October 27, 2011 at 11:34 am

    i just came in from a walk in very windy, dry conditions. After a perfect blowout this morning, my static and flyways make me look like a need to return to my home in Fraggle Rock – stuck to my face, my neck, flying above my head.
    Every year i think i’ll try to grow my hair out a little, and every year, i end up cutting it off because of the static and flatness! I have shoulder length hair and use Redken shampoo and conditioner, Bumble and Bumble thickening spray, and a little bit of styling creme. I don’t wash everyday, and conditioning too often seems to make things worse, i use a morrocan oil conditioner once every two weeks.
    Getting desperate as winter approaches, may have to cut it all off – again!!

  10. Ashley

    October 31, 2011 at 7:39 am

    I have really fine hair that’s usually on the oily side – but I have a decent amount of it, and it has relatively nice body :) My problem is that even though I use heat protectant (hair caviar OMG <3) and deep conditioner (Neutrogena) religiously, my daily blow-dry and occasional straightening is totally drying out my hair. This problem was not nearly as bad over the summer. I don't know what to do! I rock the regular trims – but I'm trying to grow it out and I don't want to cut it off faster than it's growing…plus I miss my soft soft hair. Help!

  11. Steph

    November 5, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    My big, curly hair becomes lackluster and flat-ish in the winter. Any tips in how to pump up the volume?

  12. Julie

    November 20, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Any idea when the questions will be answered? I am dying to learn how to prevent the rats’ nest that forms on my underlayers, like a couple of the people above.

    Hi Julie, they were answered a few weeks ago here: