“You may moisturise your skin during the winters BUT what do you do about your hair and scalp?”
Not only does winter affect your skin it also causes problems for your hair. Therefore, it’s time to talk about winter hair care.
To help you go through this season, we’ve put together Top 8 Tips about how to keep your hair looking A-grade all winter!
Excessive shampooing is the foremost reason behind dry and flaky scalp in winter. The ingredients in shampoos strip off the natural oils on your scalp making the hair dry. The chemicals can also irritate your skin, causing itchiness.
Shampoo less often and use gentle formulas. Steer clear of drying ingredients in your shampoos like alcohols, dyes, fragrances and sulphates.
If you typically wash your hair every day then switch to every other day.
2.Avoid Heat Styling Products
The heat from heat styling tools like straighteners, blow dryers and curlers can break your hair and cause split ends.
Limit your exposure to these tools and use a heat protectant serum if you must style.
Give your hair a break from heat styling and opt for cool hairstyles like braids, buns, and twists in winter months.
3. Allow Your Hair to Air Dry
If possible, it’s a good idea to let your hair air dry and limit your use of tools like dryers and flat irons. But, be aware that going outside with wet hair in cold weather can cause your hair to freeze and break.
So if you don’t have time for your hair to dry naturally before going out, then blow dry it and use the cool setting.
Once again, remember to use pre-styling spray or a leave-in conditioner before blow drying.
4.Use Oil Or Serum
Winters can suck out the moisture from your hair. Use a serum or oil overnight to see hydrated strands the next morning. Make sure you sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase to avoid breakage of hair.
Choose hydrating ingredients like shea butter in your serums and oils like coconut oil, olive oil and almond oil for your head massages. Massage your hair at least 1-2 times a week.
5. Take Warm Water Showers
A hot water shower may seem therapeutic, but can have a detrimental effect on your hair. Hot water can remove the natural oils from your hair making it dry.
Lukewarm water is what you should consider for a relaxing shower in any season.
6.Eat Balanced & Stay Hydrated
Rather it be your skin, hair or your inner happiness and calmness, Exercising regularly does wonders to your body for sure. As important as exercise is keeping a healthy diet is important as well.
Eating a healthy diet full of vitamins is the best way to keep your hair and scalp looking and feeling healthy. Also, make sure you drink plenty of water to keep your hair and scalp hydrated.
7.Line your winter hat with silk or satin to stop split ends.
Covering your hair in cotton or woollen fabrics can cause friction and lead to split ends and breakage, and specifically if you have curls or natural-textured hair.
Hence, silk or satin is your best bet. Always line wool, acrylic, and/or cotton hats with silk or satin.
Buy or use old fabric (like a vintage scarf or silk blouse) to measure and sew into any hat you already own.
8. Have Your Hair Trimmed Regularly
Whether you have long or short hair, winter weather can make the ends of your hair dry and brittle. Regular trims will keep your hair in good condition and reduce the risk of split ends.
Trimming your hair every four to eight weeks is a good way to maintain hair health and keep your locks looking fresh. Take a half-inch off the bottom to reduce the chances of developing dry, split ends. You thank us later for this tip.