Tips for Healthy Hair this Winter
1. Use Hair Oil
The biggest problem for hair in winter is dryness, and the best way to combat this is with some extra moisturization with light hair oil to keep the moisture locked in.
If dandruff and itchy scalp is an issue, a heavier oil like coconut oil will work well for hair growth and moisturization. Massage the scalp while applying the oil and give it 20-30 minutes to get absorbed.
2. Over Washing? Avoid it!
Winter isn’t exactly a season when one feels like pouring water over themselves, which may be a good thing when it comes to hair health! Washing hair too frequently strips it of its natural oils and causes more dryness. Cut down the number of washes to one or two a week, and make sure to use lukewarm water.
It’s equally important to use a mild shampoo. Some Onion Shampoo are the best shampoo for hair fall, and for a dry scalp, you can also try co-washing with a good conditioner.
3. Deep Conditioning is a must
The weekend is a great opportunity to help repair any hair damage and to get rid of product build-up. A deep conditioning treatment gives the hair and scalp a good, concentrated dose of nourishment that both repairs and protects.
Deep conditioning needn’t be an expensive process – it can be easily done at home with the right products. Onion Hair Masks can be applied for hair fall treatment that also tackles winter woes like dryness and itching. If an oily, flaky scalp is bothering you, the Tea Tree or Argan Oil Hair Masks can be the best hair conditioning choices that fights scalp problems and provides hydration.
4. No Styling Tools and Chemical Treatments this winter
Winter already puts a good deal of stress on the hair, so it’s best to avoid any additional burden from styling tools and treatments. Heat styling, in particular, can exacerbate the dryness problem and increase frizz and breakage.
Chemical treatments can damage the hair shaft and roots and suck up whatever moisture is left in the strands. The best idea for winter is to embrace your natural hair, and keep it nourished and healthy with a small amount of hair oil.
5. Step Outdoors with Fully Dry Hair
While hair drying adds to the dryness and frizz, it isn’t advisable to step outside with wet or damp hair. When exposed to cold hair, the hair shaft expands, making it more vulnerable to breakage.
Avoid this by taking the time to air dry hair while indoors, so that your hair is completely dry before you go out. If you don’t have enough time in the mornings, try washing your hair the evening before.
6. Find the right Head Wear
Those woolen caps sure look cute, but they can wreak havoc on hair, causing tangles, sucking up scalp oils and drying hair ends, increasing breakage. It can also cause static that makes your hair stand up in all directions.
Fix this by going with caps made of fabrics that are soft and smooth. If you can’t find such hats, you can go the DIY route. Get yourself a silk scarf and wrap your hair before putting on your cap. Or else, you can sew the scarf into the cap as a lining, so your cap is instantly turned into a hair-friendly one.
7. Proper Bedtime Routine
Have a good bedtime routine in place to ensure optimum hair health this winter.
Be sure to pay attention to your pillowcase as well. One of the common hair fall reasons is fabric like cotton that tugs at the strands and causes breakage. Instead, go for something like silk, that’s easy on the hair and does not cause friction.
Ensuring healthy hair during winter doesn’t seem so hard now, does it? All you need is a good hair care routine and the right products. Make sure that whatever you apply on your hair is free from chemicals of any kind. After all, you don’t want to undo all the good work you’re doing with a bunch of yucky chemicals! Right?
Disclaimer- These beauty tips are only for reference purpose and we do not hold any responsibility. We suggest take professional/expert advice prior to applying these tips.