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Winter is the time for comfort, warmth, and coziness. It’s the time for endless talks beside the fireplace. Or wrapping yourself under layers with a warm cup of hot chocolate watching Netflix! Sounds super comfy, right? Well, we cannot say the same thing about your hair and scalp.
The freezing temperatures make your hair and scalp super uncomfortable, flaky, rough, dry, and breakage-prone. And that is why you need a separate hair care routine for winters. Don’t worry. We are here to help you up your hair game this winter. In this article, we have shared 13 winter hair care tips to keep your scalp and hair happy throughout the season. Take a peek.
During winter, your scalp gets dry and itchy due to the lack of moisture in the air. This may lead to dandruff, scalp irritation, and flakiness, causing hair to fall. A hot oil massage with nourishing hair oils like coconut and olive oils works wonders. These oils penetrate the hair shaft and keep the hair moisturized. Massage improves blood circulation to the scalp and nourishes the hair follicles, stimulating hair growth.
Frequently washing your hair with shampoos strips off its natural oils, causing further dryness and irritation. Try to extend the time between your washes. Do not shampoo your hair more than twice a week. Always use a sulfate-free and mild shampoo to maintain the natural moisture balance.
Never skip the conditioner during winter. Use a thick, creamy conditioner containing natural oils like coconut, olive, jojoba oils, and shea butter for deep hydration and nourishment.
Your hair is already delicate during winter, and using heat styling tools can make it brittle, causing hair breakage. Embrace your natural hair texture and air dry your tresses as much as possible. Avoid blow-drying as it draws moisture out of your hair. Also, try to shower in the evening so that you can air-dry your tresses without a dryer.
Weekly hair mask treatments are an excellent preventative measure to ensure your overall hair health. A hair mask with nourishing and moisturizing ingredients like egg and honey conditions the hair. These ingredients moisturize dry locks, enhance hair growth, add shine, and soften the hair. Egg yolk has water-soluble peptides that condition and stimulates hair growth. Honey is rich in amino acids and vitamins and has hair conditioning effects. You can follow it up with hair oil or serum for overnight hydration.
Cold air expands the hair shafts, making them prone to breakage, and may cause color fading. Always dry your hair before you step out into the sun. Give your hair extra time to air dry, or better yet, modify your winter hair care routine and wash your hair at night.
Your hair gets stressed when it is exposed to the cold and dry wind and snow. Keep it covered with a scarf or a hat. You can line your hat with silk or satin cloth to prevent friction from the cotton and woolen materials. You can also use a dry oil spray to fight static and tame flyaways.
Static hair is the most annoying thing in the winter. Lack of moisture, combined with the friction caused by sweaters, scarves, hoodies, and hairbrushes, makes your hair frizzy and static. To handle this situation, use a vented hairbrush with a combination of boar and plastic bristles. Apply a leave-in conditioner to prevent static and keep the hair smooth. You can also carry an anti-static laundry dryer sheet or anti-frizz hair wipes with you.
A hot water shower in the freezing weather is always tempting. But hot water can remove the natural oils and moisture from your hair, making it dry. It may also make the scalp dry and cause flakiness. Always wash your hair with lukewarm water and blast with cold water at the ends to help seal the hair cuticles.
Avoid using cotton bath towels to dry your hair. Instead, use microfiber towels. They are gentle on your hair, have high water absorbing capacity, and help reduce friction and hair drying time. On the other hand, cotton or any other material can make your hair rough and create tangles, frizz, and flyaways.
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