Don’t let your precious many suffer because of the chill. Try these winter hair hacks to protect your hair from the weather.
All of your hair problems can be resolved with oil washing. Find out how it aided me by reading on!
When it’s chilly outside and the winds are blowing, you can’t get enough hot coffee and soup. However, you can’t seem to warm your hands up enough. However, aside from occasionally giving you terrible colds and flu, the winter season only affects you in that way because of how dry it is.
According to Dr. Apoorva Shah, founder of Richfeel Trichology Centre and Spa in Mumbai, “Winter is a dreaded period for many people as it zaps the moisture out of the hair and scalp, resulting in frizzy hair, a dry scalp, or just worsening the condition of those who are already facing hair problems.”
But don’t let the cold get to you; while the coziest of jackets and blankets may fail you, Dr. Shah’s advice on winter haircare will undoubtedly succeed. Try to convince them:
1. Regular oiling
In these chilly winter months, massaging your hair and scalp with natural oils on a regular basis, say once or twice a week, will strengthen your hair follicles and nourish your hair roots by moisturizing the scalp and encouraging blood supply in the hair roots.
You can experiment with oils like olive, coconut, jaborandi, argan, brahmi, almond, or sesame. For optimal results, Dr. Shah advises letting the oil sit overnight before shampooing it out the next day.
2. Change the way you wash your hair
There is no denying the fact that during the dry winter months, your hair requires the natural oils created by the scalp even more. These protective oils and the vital moisture they provide can be removed from your hair by over-shampooing. Use a gentle shampoo that is appropriate for your hair and scalp type, and restrict the frequency of hair washing to once or twice a week.
Additionally, avoid washing your hair with back-and-forth motions, as this can cause tangling, breakage, and weakening of the hair follicles.
3. Remember to condition
If you lead a hectic life, it’s likely that you simply rush out of the shower after shampooing your hair, skipping the crucial step of following up with conditioner.
However, you must set aside an additional five minutes to condition your hair because doing so will moisturize and shield the hair’s exterior layer, make it smooth and lustrous, and prevent breakage and frizz.
“Seek out conditioners that contain cetyl alcohol.” It comes from coconuts and is the finest moisturizer. The coconut oil molecule’s size makes it impossible to penetrate the hair cuticle, but by removing the molecule and shrinking it, you can create cetyl alcohol, according to Dr. Shah.
“Cetearyl alcohol is another ingredient to look for, which is again a great moisturizer for your hair,” he continues.
4. Don’t leave your hair alone after washing.
In the winter, drying your hair must feel like an enormous chore. But guess what? The consequences of not making the effort to avoid stepping out or sleeping with wet hair can be severe since doing so can result in significant tangling and breakage. In addition, if you leave your hair wet for a long time, it will feel cold in this weather. The outcome is that the hair shaft enlarges and becomes extremely fragile. Dr. Shah notes that insufficiently drying your hair can cause colored hair to fade more quickly.
Additionally, he cautions against excessively rubbing your hair with a towel to dry it because this might harm it more than you can realize and instead suggests air or fan drying the hair before styling.
5. Limit the styling
Ladies, this one is a no-brainer. Applying heat to your hair will almost certainly result in breakage, split ends, and other forms of hair damage. Imagine how this damage could multiply tenfold in the cold weather when your hair is already at its most vulnerable. Therefore, try to use hair straighteners and iron rods as little as possible, and don’t forget to apply a heat-protection serum first.
Dry winter hair has the propensity to tangle terribly. So the key is to gently work your way down from the middle of your hair length while using a wide-tooth comb to prevent breakage and lessen stress on your scalp.
7. Reduce Static
Wintertime dryness can cause your hair to become electrically charged due to increased friction. This could cause more damage and breakage. Thus, by minimizing the static in your hair, a leave-in conditioner or hair mousse can be of great assistance to you. In addition, using a silk pillowcase rather than a cotton one and wiping your hair with a soft cloth or tissue can help you deal with this problem.
8. Take care of your diet
Dehydration from not drinking enough water during the winter will inevitably affect your hair and make it even drier. Therefore, in the winter, be sure to drink enough water. Additionally, eat a healthy, balanced diet to prevent any vitamin and nutrient deficiencies that weaken your hair.