Winter Hair Care Tips: 8 Tips For Healthy Hair
Winters, especially in the north of the country, are dry. The sudden and abrupt drop in humidity can alter the texture of the skin, causing it to behave differently. The scalp is also affected, making the hair dry and scaly. This is why regular oiling of the hair is recommended.
Do not worry. We’re here to help you with your hair game this winter. In this article, we’ve shared 8 winter hair care tips to keep your scalp and hair happy throughout the season. Take a look.
1. Moisturize your scalp with hair oil
During the winter, your scalp becomes dry and itchy due to the lack of moisture in the air. This can lead to dandruff, scalp irritation and flaking, causing hair to fall out. A warm oil massage with nourishing hair oils like coconut and olive oils works wonders. These oils penetrate the hair shaft and keep the hair hydrated. The massage improves blood circulation to the scalp and nourishes the hair follicles, stimulating hair growth.
2. Deep conditioning
The extra dryness needs a little extra TLC and what better than a hair mask. You can invest in a deep conditioning hair mask or make one at home. Simply mix yogurt, add vitamin E capsules with honey and olive oil, and let stand for 15-20 minutes. Yogurt acts as a natural conditioner, while olive oil and honey nourish your hair.
3. Avoid thermal styling tools
Your hair is already delicate in winter, and the use of heated styling tools can make it brittle, causing hair breakage. Adopt the natural texture of your hair and air dry your hair as much as possible. Avoid brushing as it wicks moisture away from your hair.
4. Protect the hair from static electricity
Static hair is the most annoying thing in winter. The 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 ventilated hairbrush with a combination of boar bristles and plastic bristles. Apply leave-in conditioner to prevent static electricity and keep hair smooth. You can also take an anti-static dryer sheet or anti-frizz wipes with you.
5. Take care of your diet
Lack of water in winter can lead to dehydration, which will affect your hair and make it even drier. So make sure you are well hydrated and stay hydrated in the winter. Also, consume a healthy and balanced diet to avoid any deficiency of essential vitamins and nutrients that make your hair stronger.
6. Avoid hot water for your hair
Very hot showers can absorb all the moisture, making your hair look dull and prone to breakage. Choose lukewarm showers to avoid a scaly scalp and if possible, add room temperature water as the last rinse.
7. Switch to microfiber towels
Avoid using cotton bath towels to dry your hair. Instead, use microfiber towels. They are gentle on your hair, have great water absorption capacity, and help reduce friction and hair drying time. On the other hand, cotton or any other material can make your hair coarse and create tangles, frizz and flyaways.
8. Get regular cuts
Dry, cold air in winter causes hair breakage and split ends. The friction of hats and scarves puts extra strain on your hair. To avoid this, cut your hair every four to eight weeks. It keeps your hair cool in the winter. Cut your hair half an inch from the bottom to remove dry, split ends.